This Limited Production S&H Gran Torino was for sale here on this web site in
January 2003 when "Movie
Mike" was looking for Torinos to rebuild for the film. He bought it
and restored it, including a new paint job featuring a stripe of his own unique design instead of the original
factory stripe. Unlike Hero Torino #1, this car already had bucket seats and floor shift. This car had only 54,000
original miles on it. The original engine was removed and replaced with a Monster 351 Windsor built by Mike's crew
at Premiere Studio Rentals.
Torinos #1 and #2 now look identical - only their mother (Mike) can tell them apart.
Penny and I (above) spent the whole day watching a couple of scenes from the "Starsky
and Hutch" movie being filmed in Playa Del Rey, California, on April 29, 2003. S&H Torino Owners Steve B., and George G. were
there, too! The four of us watched some filming, chatted with "background performers," stunt drivers,
and crew members, but mostly gawked at Torino #2 (above) all day (#1 was in the shop, get more info here). Penny and I spent the next day
on the set at Manhattan Beach, watching more filming, but this day was special because Steve and George were there,
and we were seeing the film's stars (living and mechanical) for the first time. We also met Transportation Coordinator
Jonathan Rosenfeld, Picture Car Coordinator
Craig Lietzke, and Picture Car Mechanic
Pete Mandell - three of the nicest
guys in the movie industry! (Everyone in the Transpo. Dept. treated us great. Thanks again for the visit, guys!)
Penny and I met "Movie
Mike" a couple of days later - get more info here.
Barry has put his own custom touch on the car!
This car is "#2" of several Gran Torinos that "star" in the
2004 "Starsky & Hutch"®movie - see other Movie
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