Tuesday, 5 July 2011

The 1976 Striped Tomato

1976 Ford Gran Torino from 'Starsky and Hutch' (Ertl) 1/18
It roared through the alley and out onto the main street, spinning completely to pin a perpetrator's car against the curb - it was the four-wheeled, 400 cubic-inch co-star of "Starsky & Hutch." The Ford Gran Torino, affectionately nick named, "The Striped Tomato" by Paul Michael Glaser.

During the course of the 1970s there were many versions of the Gran Torino made, most notably the Corgi version pictured above.
Corgi Juniors 45 Starsky & Hutch Ford Gran Torino
The 1976 Corgi Juniors 45 Starsky & Hutch Ford Gran Torino.
The image below is The Torino from Excalibur Toys.

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