1970 Ford Torino King Cobra Prototype Turns Up On eBay

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Well, this is exceedingly rare.

A 1970 Ford Torino King Cobra prototype – one of two (possibly three) such cars ever built – has just turned up for sale on eBay. Seller RK Motors Charlotte, which happens to be one of the most well-known, respected classic-car dealers in America, is asking $459,900 for the car.

Making the Ford Torino King Cobras even more special is the fact that both were once¬†owned by none other than former NASCAR owner Bud Moore. That’s no coincidence; the Ford Torino King Cobra was intended to be a NASCAR homologation special, meeting production requirements for Ford’s planned replacement for the Torino Talladega in stock-car racing. Ultimately, the car was never given the chance to compete, and production was scrapped.

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Thankfully, Moore stepped in and saved the two Torino King Cobras before they were destroyed, although that didn’t stop this example here from reportedly going on to sit in a field for several years.

Photo: RK Motors Charlotte
Photo: RK Motors Charlotte

The Ford Torino King Cobra boasts a 429-cubic-inch V8 Рin this example, the same 429 as that found in the legendary Boss 429 Mustang Рand a Toploader 4-speed manual transmission that feeds a 9-inch, 3.50 rear. The car measures an incredible 17.5 feet in length, and features unique styling with a sleek, pointed nose and a pair of concealed headlights. The paint is bright orange with black graphics, on top of an all-black interior.

For more on this incredibly-uncommon – and uncommonly-incredible – 1970 Ford Torino King Cobra, check out the original listing on eBay.

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(Source: Road & Track)

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