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YAK Car Pic of the Day

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It’s the Striped Tomato — sitting in a driveway in the Town of Wheatfield yesterday. This Starsky & Hutch look-alike 1976 Ford Gran Torino was one of the stars of the ABC television series which ran from 1975-79. Ford actually produced 1,000 replicas for sale to the general public for model year 1976, so this is very likely one of them. S&H were two cops who drove mostly recklessly through the streets of Bay City, California — a city which existed only in the minds of the show’s producers. I’ll make a confession here — I never saw the show. In 1975-79 I guess I had better things to do in the evening than watch a lot of television — oh yeah, Wednesday nights were bowling nights!

— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know