1971 Ford Torino

By 1971 most of the muscle cars were gone – but apparently Ford didn’t get the message. With its NASCAR-inspired body, this very rare 1971 Ford Torino Cobra is one of only 339 made with the 429ci, 370 horsepower Cobra Jet Ram Air engine with the Cobra Jet C-6 automatic. Finished in Grabber Yellow, this Cobra came out of Southern California equipped with power steering, power disc brakes, Traction-Lok differential, console, tachometer and Magnum 500 wheels with Firestone Wide Ovals. The Shaker Hood, front spoiler and the rare rear window slats complete the package. This car has won numerous First Place trophies and has been driven long distances to many shows. It really drives just as well as it looks. The original numbers-matching engine is still in the car and the car’s authenticity and originality is documented by a deluxe Marti Report.


Serial Number 1A38J134036

1          1971

A          Built at Atlanta

38        Cobra 2-Door Sportsroof

J           429-4V CJ Engine Ram Air

34,036th Ford vehicle scheduled for production at Atlanta

10/70  Built: October, 1970

63H     Cobra 2-Door Sportsroof

D          Grabber Yellow Paint, Ford #3470-A

CA        Black Knit Vinyl Bucket Seats

R          3.25 Traction-Lok Axle Ratio

U         C-6 Select Shift Cruise-O-Matic

46        Indianapolis Ordering District

This vehicle was ordered with the following features:

C-6 Select Shift Cruise-O-Matic

Traction-Lok Differential

F70x14 Wide Oval Belted Raised White Letter Tires

Power Steering

Power Front Disc Brakes

AM Radio


Color Keyed Racing Mirrors

Styled Steel Wheels


This car was actually produced on October 26, 1970 – twelve days behind schedule.


Bill Sefton
Bill Sefton
Bill Sefton, Chicago native, and passionate car collector. Currently retired, but still involved in the car collection community. Reach out, happy to connect!