For your consideration is a very nice example of a recently rebuilt 1969 Ford Torino GT. This car has been on many long-distance drives since it was reassembled, including trips to Charleston, West Virginia, Toronto, Ontario, Chicago, Illinois, and many, many weekend and day trips around Detroit and Michigan.
The second owner, Mr. Hopper, traded in a '69 Torino Fastback with a 390 and front bench seat for this used formal roof with the new 351 and front buckets on July 1st, 1970 at the East Tennessee Motor Company in Knoxville for a tidy sum of $2775.00 through Mr. Beavers, the salesman, and his manager, Mr. Whitehead. A questionable trade in hindsight, as the car he traded is likely more valuable today, but Mr. Hopper was swayed by the gorgeous lines of the formal roof and never looked back. Park National Bank in Knoxville held the lien until it was paid off on October 30, 1972 and Mr. Hopper owned it free and clear.
Over the years the car made its way to Michigan, where I bought it in 2015 in somewhat worse condition than when Mr. Hopper did. In the decades since the original purchase, the original 4-barrel 351 was long gone, as was the automatic transmission. Some rot had set in under the carpet, and the headliner was housing mice, but after quite a bit of work all the rust issues were repaired and the cowl and floor sealed prior to painting.
I painted a rebuild 1969 351C to match the eventual color of the car and installed it with an electric-choke, vacuum secondary Holley 600, new dual-core Champion aluminum radiator and overflow can with dual electric fans in a custom shroud, self-contained HEI distributor, and new custom spark plug wire looms. The engine itself has mostly stock internals with a slightly more aggressive cam, 10:1 flat-top pistons, new bearings all around, reground crank and rods, new water pump, oil pump, gaskets, aluminum mid-rise intake, new pushrods, and the heads got a full going-over.
The 351 has a resurfaced original flywheel.