1974 Ford Elite Review Ratings
Average Ratings from 2 reviews
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1974 Ford Elite Review
big rides like a dream
had to much trim and half a vinyl roof
Looks Great Gets A Lot Of Looks And Everyone Says I Had One Or Learned To Drive In One — love my car not too many left mines mint stored in barn 15 yrs then sat outside another 5yrs has 80,000 miles on it starts and runs great when ever and runs where ever big enough for family rides plus lots in trunk changed trns to an aod out of a 91 t bird super coup for overdrive and 3 5 0 rear gears took off all trim looks better added a 4 inch coul hood creagers this car gets lots of looks
Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)
1974 Ford Elite Review
Power, strength, looks fancy. Lots of room under the hood and inside the car, excellent on long distance travelling.
gas guzzler in the city, rust, oil leaks, transmission problems, constant brake jobs.
Never Take Off Factory Primer — This '74 Gran Torino Elite was the strongest car I've owned. Unfortunately it probably cost me the most on repairs. The C6 tranny would fry out once a year, up until I installed a low stall torque converter. The higher stall torque converter would burn out the clutches. I painted the car myself, and wanted it stripped to the metal. But I made the mistake of taking off the factory primer. I had no idea it was so thick and didn't know how well it had protected the car... up until I took it off. Then, the car rotted. And it rotted from the inside out, it seemed, because all of a sudden there was huge holes that were too bad to fix. I also painted my other Elite, and left the factory primer on. That car is still good to this day, and I painted it 21yrs. ago with Tremclad.
Owner for 21 years, 4 months
Miles Driven per Year:50,000
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