A parking lot is a parking lot is a parking lot—unless it’s the Summit Racing parking lot. On any given day or time, the lot outside a Summit Racing store can turn into an impromptu mini car show, depending on who’s stopped by the store. Each Wednesday, we’ll share our parking lot find of the week—another benefit of being Powered by Summit Racing Equipment.

Before Starsky & Hutch made the Ford Gran Torino famous in the mid-1970s, Ford was making subtle tweaks to its Chevy Chevelle competitor in the early 1970s.

Enter this 1971 Ford Torino GT. Ford built 31,641 Torino GT fastbacks, which came with a variety of engine options, ranging from a standard 302-cubic-inch powerplant, to two 351s–the Windsor and the Cleveland–and, of course, the beastly 429.

We don’t know what’s under the hood of this particular Torino GT, but we know we liked it.

Hope you do, too.

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Author: Matt Griswold

After a 10-year newspaper journalism career, Matt Griswold spent another decade writing about the automotive aftermarket and motorsports. He was part of the original OnAllCylinders editorial team when it launched in 2012.