I can’t exactly pinpoint why, but the ’72 Ford Gran Torino Sport is one of my all-time favorite Hot Wheels models. Amid all the JDM and other automotive treats that take up the bulk of my collection, I have a real soft spot for the Gran Torino.
Maybe the stance, maybe that perfect 70’s grill, maybe its humpback rear, whatever it is I just love this model. No Camaro, no Mustang, no Mopar can surpass this model on the cool scale. If you are not collecting it, you should. Especially while the RLC exclusive is still available.
And clearly someone at Mattel shares that same passion. Since its debut in 2011, this casting has enjoyed quite the ride. The model has been an RLC exclusive, a Super Treasure Hunt, a Walmart exclusive, a Kroger exclusive, a Mystery car, and has sported two licensed logos. And I love them all.
And we have a new version this year. Last year it was K&N, this year Milodon. Both look good too. So here are the pics of the new model, along with the entire family.
(If you are interested, you can find many versions of the ’72 Gran Torino on ebay…)
Hot Wheels ’72 Gran Torino Sport (2014 Mainline):
The Torino Collection:
2011 New Models green
2011 New Models red
2011 New Models blue
Kroger Super Speeders exclusive
2012 Mainline green white-rime MC5
2012 Mainline green white-lipped MC5
2012 Mainline yellow yellow-lipped MC5
2012 Mainline yellow yellow-lipped J5
2012 Mainline orange (Walmart exclusive)
2013 Super TH
2013 Mainline blue
2013 Mainline white
2013 RLC Exclusive