Actually the engine was taken, but made a lot o improvements and development. so it was not the same one. in the year 1974, kaiser industries of Argentina and Renault, launch another engine, that still was a six line cilynder, but with more power and a few more differences that made it more reliable.
The Argentine Torino and the American Torino are two very different cars with the same name.
To the last comment: thank you for stating the obvious to anyone with eyes. As if anyone is going to confuse the Ford Torino with the Argentine model.
The IKA Torino was based on the Rambler Rogue (which was a model, not an option; it had "Rogue" nameplates on it). Changes were made to set it apart from the Rambler, but that is basically what it was.
If you want to read more about this car, go to the website http://www.clubamigosdeltorino.com.ar.
President of the Torino Friends Club
I lived in Argentina during the late 70s and my friend's father had a Torino GS. Great car, it had 3 side draft carburators and could cruise all day at 180+km/h. Beautiful interior, all leather, with a fantastic wood dash and steering wheel. I would buy one in USA if I could. Apparently Fangio had some influence in its design. I guess I'll have to make do with my 930 Turbo.
Great car, I live in Phoenix AZ and I have a 69' 380W, I get looks and people asking questions everywhere I go.
It's a forum, with a lot of information about this car.
Incredible engines with 350 HP.
A lot of pics of different Torinos.
Yes, the Torino was based on the Rambler American Rogue.
That was almost the entire car, but it was taken by IKA (Industrias Kaiser Argentina), was re-designed, and re-designed again by Pininfarina. Once the Argentinian people knew about the power that the motor could give, they started modifications on the engine, such as made by Berta, an Argentinian experienced pilot, making from a 'Jeep' engine (it really was) a great racing car, capable of beating a Porsche or Ferrari.
That is something that only an Argentinian was able to do.
For the person who posted the comment of the 69 380W in AZ, it would be great if you could put pictures of it and/or a site where it could be seen. Or simply send to email@example.com and I'll do it for you (with your permission). Thanks!
This message is for the person that own a Torino in the US. I am an Argentinian, and i am doing a documentary about the torino, it would be great if I could get in touch with this person.
My e mail is firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am an Argentinian, I still live in my country and a got a 1972 Torino model 380w. It is in original condition except the interior was changed by the other proprietary. I had the need of to place him GNC System because the gas in my country is very costly and the car needs very much fuel to work. bye bye; my mail is email@example.com.
Delorean... there were no 380W's made in 1972. You either have a TS, a GS (with the 3 carbs by side) or a cut-and-paste of different models (got butchered along the way).
To the guy with a "Torino" in the USA, I would like to see pics!!! I'm Argentinian that's why.
How did you get this car to the USA?