http://starskytorino.com/ Shows the cars at Carlisle Pennsylvania. I was there that day but didn't really spend much time looking at the striped tomatoes
I was looking at the new GT and Mustang plus a boatload of old lightweights from the Ford racing program in the '60s.
By 1973 Ford had killed off ALL performance cars so they could meet new Federal emissions standards. So finding horsepower figures is a little difficult because all Ford engines at that time were pigs. The 351M and 400 engines are low compression slugs and the 460 that was available wasn't exactly as powerful as the size suggests. I think the 351M put out about 180 HP. The Torino at that time weighed in at 4,000 pounds delivered, which means only 4 gallons of gas in the tank.
The TV show was the ONLY reason these cars got anyones interest. They don't look bad but are very big, not so great handling and rather slow. They look nice though
To be fair, no US automakers made any cars that ran back then. It was a sad time in automotive history. Huge cars, weak motors, no fuel economy and rust prone steel. The mid '70s American cars are the reason the Japanese automakers were able to get a foot hold in the US.
QUOTE (astro @ 14 Jun 2004, 18:42)Ultimate-32 - I was understanding the 2 car sports edition (pictured) was due out this month, and the 'set' with track was due out in Q3... can you (or someone else) clarify?
I have spoken direct to Hornby I can confirm that the 2603A set will be available mid July.
The confusion was due to the deletion of C2553A Starsky & Hutch car on its own was sceduled for Q3.
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