March 13, 2022
You wouldn’t guess it to look at it, but this 1970 Ford Torino was not the base model that year for Ford’s mid-size lineup. When they were introduced in the fall of 1969, that distinction fell to the Fairlane 500, which was still available in wagon, sedan, and two-door hardtop models. But halfway through the model year, Ford introduced the new compact Maverick and ended production of its venerable Falcon. The Falcon name didn’t die right there though — it was tacked on to an even base-er model of the Torino/Fairlane and christened the 1970-1/2 Falcon, available in sedan, wagon, and pillared-coupe models. See them all below. Today’s RealRide was seen back at the 2015 Canal Fest of the Tonawandas Car Show parked on the City of Tonawanda side.
Jim Corbran, RRofWNY
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