Classic Car- 1971 Ford Torino
Maybe you were allowed to vote in 1971 because of the Twenty-sixth Amendment being passed to the US Constitution. This amendment lowered the voting age to 18. While you drove to the voting booth maybe you took a ride in your 1971 Ford Torino.
In 1971, Ford limited the changes you saw to its Torinos. The biggest change for 1971 was the decision to drop the Fairlane name from the line-up all together.
The Torino line-up consisted of 14 models. Available as a 2-door hardtop, 4-door sedan and 4-door station wagon. Next was the mid-level "Torino 500", available as a 2-door hardtop and SportsRoof, 4-door sedan and hardtop and a 4-dr station wagon. The top of the line Torino remained the "Torino Brougham", available as a 2-door and 4-door hardtop, while the "Torino Squire" remained the station wagon equivalent to the Brougham. The "Torino GT" was offered as a 2-door SportsRoof and convertible, while the "Torino Cobra" was still only available as a 2-door SportsRoof.
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*Our photo in this story is from a 1970 Ford Torino