Unloading the Gran Torino at the Sun City Center Pool - 1976
The Elfner family cars I most remember growing up with were our own 'Family Trucksters', the Torino Station Wagons. The first was a silver 1972 Gran Torino Wagon, bought fresh off the lot of Yineman Dorsch Ford in DePere. It was the best looking of the two with a still stylish silver paint job and the 72's distinctive grill (see page 4.) As it began to rust out (and I have a picture of the tailgate rusting already in 1975 and in the 1976 picture above) my Dad got worried and found a replacement, a 1976. It wasn't a Gran, the grill was more boring and it was brown, but it had a bigger motor. The '76 was the one on which I learned to drive and the one I remember most, although if I got one today, it would have to be a 1972.
I recently picked up a 1972 Ford Torino sales brochure and it was too much fun not to share with the family. So enjoy the trip down Memory Lane.
All-new mid-size Gran Torino '72
...better ideas from Ford
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