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YAK Car Pic of the Day

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Had a question yesterday, asking why I never show any old cars found in the driveways of Buffalo. And there actually is a simple answer: I find most of these on the daily rounds of my “real” job, which, you may have gathered, takes me mostly through the western end of Niagara County, along with Grand Island and the Tonawandas. A few years back, close observers will note, I spent my days mostly in Cattaraugus and Chautauqua counties. Not that I never get in the city, just not that often when I have my camera at the ready (and the street lights aren’t on). That being said, here’s a 1975 Ford Torino I spotted late one sunny morning a while back over on Genesee Street. The badge on the front fender indicates that it’s a Gran Torino, but I’m dubious, unless someone removed all of the chrome trim and filled-in the holes. The Torino was the cheapest of the mid-sized Fords, while the over-named, fender-skirted Gran Torino Brougham four-door pillared hardtop sat at the top of the heap; and in-between were the Gran Torino and Gran Torino Sport. And you hardly see any of them these days. In or out of the city. Here’s a link to the brochure.

Gran Torino Brougham brochure art

Gran Torino Brougham brochure art

— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know