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Old 03-18-2005, 12:21 PM   #31
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And back across the Atlantic for a 1980 Ford Cortina sedan!

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David Soul, left and Paul Michael Glaser with 1974-76 Ford Gran Torino on the set of the comedy feature remake Starsky & Hutch (2004)
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Uh, yeah, you already showed us that.

But could Starsky and Hutch have handled this?



This hot little number is the Ford Fiesta XR2, a potent little pocket rocket that has scared many a GTI driver in Europe. This particular XR2 has an aftermarket makeover from Quad Conversions in England. Cool, huh?
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Oh wait, I see what you did, Zebra, you moved it to the current page. Sorry about that.
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I owe you a North American Ford. . . .

Here's an oldie but goodie - a 1934 V-8 Roadster - complete with rumble seat!



Thios picture was taken in Windsor, Ontario, Canada - note the Detroit skyline (and the ugly Reanissance Center) in the background!
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But could Starsky and Hutch have handled this?

This hot little number is the Ford Fiesta XR2, a potent little pocket rocket that has scared many a GTI driver in Europe. This particular XR2 has an aftermarket makeover from Quad Conversions in England. Cool, huh?
Well, since a '74 Gran Torino could be had with a huge 460 engine, and could run high-15 sec 1/4 miles, and could leave 80-foot stips of rubber on the road, I think that little 4-cyl. Fiesta wouldn't be much of a problem.
I wonder what the horsepower and 1/4 mile of that Fiesta is?
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Well, since a '74 Gran Torino could be had with a huge 460 engine, and could run high-15 sec 1/4 miles, and could leave 80-foot stips of rubber on the road, I think that little 4-cyl. Fiesta wouldn't be much of a problem.
I wonder what the horsepower and 1/4 mile of that Fiesta is?
I'm not sure, but suffice it to say, I'll bet British and German Fiesta XR2 drivers are glad the Torino was never sold in thier countries!
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Cool Ford's World Car - the Escort

For the 1981 model year, Ford introduced a "world car. . ." the Escort.



Designed to meet North American, European, and Asian specifications, the Escort was made and sold all over the world, qualifying it as both a North American and European Ford. The Escort above is a 1981 U.S. model (converted to electric power?!).

In America, Escorts came as three-door and five-door hatchback sedans and five door wagons, as well as a hot GT model. European Escorts had all these models plus a convertible, and its sport model was dubbed the XR3i.
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The Escort replaced the Pinto in Ford's North American lineup. (Lincoln-Mercury dealers got a Mercury version, called the Lynx.) In Europe, the Escort replaced a different subcomapct, also called the Escort. The original Euopean Escort from the seventies is shown below.



Is it just me, or is there a slight family resemblance in styling to its distant American cousin, the Pinto?

The original European Escort has its fans, but it couldn't really compete with VW's Golf (then called the Rabbit here).
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I happen to like these little Fords, American and European, and I'm ticked off that we didn't get some of these cars in North America, but to be fair, several larger, more powerful American Fords have their pluses. Like, say, a 1970 Ford Mustang with a Boss 302 engine!



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I'm not sure, but suffice it to say, I'll bet British and German Fiesta XR2 drivers are glad the Torino was never sold in thier countries!
Why? Unless you mean they wouldn't want a 4,000-lb full-sized car smashing into their 2,300-lb subcompact. By accident, of course; not on purpose.
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I happen to like these little Fords, American and European, and I'm ticked off that we didn't get some of these cars in North America, but to be fair, several larger, more powerful American Fords have their pluses. Like, say, a 1970 Ford Mustang with a Boss 302 engine!

Can you dig it?
Yeah, give me the larger, (much) more powerful American Fords anyday! I thrive on horsepower. Those classic cars muscle cars sure had style! That Mustang looks nice. Mint examples are selling for big bucks- I've seen $30,000+ listed in ads. And they only cost about $4,000 or less when new.
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From Dearborn to Cologne. . . .

Here's a big Euroford - the flagship Scorpio model!



Replacing the Granada, the Scorpio debuted in the Old Country in the mid-eighties. This is a 1995 model.

Only one Scorpio made it here - the ugly first-generation hatchback sedan!
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Alright, two North American Fords to one European Ford - we need another Euroford to even things up!

Here's another Fiesta XR2 - this is what it looks like without an AMG-style treatment!



Little car - big picture!
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