I was very blessed to be able to order a new 1973 Gran Torino Sport Sportsroof when I was only 15 years old. The car arrived a week before my 16th birthday and was everything I imagined. It was bright red with a 351-4V, Automatic transmission, Air Conditioning, Rallye Equipment group, Magnum 500 Wheels, Laser Stripe, AM Radio, Deluxe Bumper Guards, etc. I began drag racing it the next year in stock classes. The owner of the dragstrip was always amused that I wouldn’t race with my windows down in order to keep dust/dirt out of the interior. Actually, I usually ran the A/C and was never beaten. I sure wish I still had that car!