After a 1975 Gran Torino Sport Coupé was used in the TV series, Ford made the special edition to sell to customers
Basically a special paint option, the package included the deluxe bumper group and dual colour-keyed sport mirrors as mandatory options.
The TV car’s slotted mags were not offered, the only sports wheel option was the Magnum 500 wheel.
The cars came equipped with wheel covers as standard equipment.
To produce the 1000 limited edition replicas, Ford used white cars, then masked off the stripe and painted the rest of the car the shade of bright red (code 2B) used on the 1972–75 models (and subsequently the TV cars) because it was not longer available on 1976 models.