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Classic Ford April 2018

Classic Ford is rammed full of expert technical features, the best feature cars from across the world, a dedicated motorsport section plus all the news, products and information you'll need from across the entire classic Ford scene. Please note: This digital version of the magazine does not currently include the covermount items or content you would find on printed newsstand copies

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this issue

ADE BRANNAN CONTRIBUTOR Ade’s been on his travels again, this time heading back to Germany to capture this Mk1 Fiesta rally car inspired by the works cars. Page 90. JON HILL CONTRIBUTOR What caught Jon’s eye most about this Cortina at Autosport: the livery or seeing ex-Take That, Howard Donald’s name on it? Page 86. MIKE JOHNSON CONTRIBUTOR Modern engines mean no more problems, right? Not when Mike’s drift Sierra is concerned. Find out why on page 82. How To Contact Us Telephone: 01959 541444 Email: classicford.ed@kelsey.co.uk Write to: Classic Ford, Kelsey Media, Cudham Tithe Barn, Berrys Hill, Cudham TN16 3AG, UK www.classicfordmag.co.uk…

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Like most things in car culture, ‘sleeper’ originated in post-War United States (it’s a hot rod term derived from ‘sleeper agent’ to denote a secret agent who’d gone deep, deep undercover), but these types of cars have been part of the UK automotive scene for almost as long, too. In fact, Ford have been at it themselves for decades — the Lotus Cortina and Scorpio are two obvious examples, but for this sleeper special we’ve highlighted four less obvious examples to get you thinking, starting on page 38. The sleeper look has never really fallen out of favour in the classic Ford scene and will probably be with us until, well forever, really. And they’re ever-evolving too, with late ’80s cars now taking inspiration from their elders (just check out Paul Rye’s…

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the long(roof) game

Name: AlexTeet From: NorthYorkshire Age: 27 Job: Parts Advisor at a Toyota dealership Car: Mk2 Cortina Estate 1600 Deluxe Start Condition: rolling shell, 90 per cent restored Condition Now: fully welded up, painted, semi-trimmed, air suspension fitted Time taken so far: 10 years Estimated date of completion: late Summer 2018 OK, so this month we’re talking sleepers and the perfect base for a project that packs a surprise under the skin of a subtle exterior is, of course, the estate version of one of the classic Ford models. There weren’t many cars ever produced by Ford in the oversized-family, load-lugging, dog-in-the-rear body shape that came with a Lotus or BDA under the bonnet, or RS, XR or E on the badging… And no self-respecting, medallioned, wide boy ever walked in to a ’70s showroom and asked if they could…

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bullitt mustang rediscovered

The Ford Mustang driven by Steve McQueen in the movie Bullitt has been rediscovered after spending years forgotten in a garage. The 1968 Mustang GT Fastback stars in one of the most memorable of all cinematic car chases, with McQueen tearing it up and down the hills of San Francisco for almost 10 minutes in pursuit of two mob hitmen in a Dodge Challenger. Two Mustangs were apparently used in filming: one was the hero car driven by McQueen throughout the movie, while the other, called the jump car, was used mainly for stunt sequences. Both had been lost to history, until the jump car was found in a Mexican scrapyard last year. Now the hero car has also resurfaced — and just in time for the film’s 50th anniversary. After the movie, the…

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light sleeper

We’re not the first to come up with a sleeper concept based on a pre-War Ford design (see Simon Coulson’s Model Y treatment on page 128) — back in 2012 Geoff Cousins finished building this ultimate Anglia 103E sleeper, pictured here at the National Hot Rod & Custom Show. Hiding a custom chassis, V8 and the outer faces of the original steels mounted to a set of 15 inch Centerline wheels. This year’s National Hot Rod & Custom Show takes place at Peterborough Showground over the weekend of May 26-27.…

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hard currency

Forget Bitcoin, this Spring everyone’s talking about a new currency called Decade.To celebrate 10 years in the wax business, Dodo Juice has today launched the new currency, which they reckon is harder to obtain than a freshly boiled Dodo egg, with very few in circulation. The only way to get hold of a Decade now is to actually mine them — 10 Decade coins have been buried in pots of Dodo Juice Purple Haze 250 ml wax, just waiting for lucky recipients to discover, and dig out.The pots will be mixed into general stock, so not even the team at Dodo Juice will know which ones contain a coin. Those who are lucky enough to find a coin can keep it, knowing the value is likely to go up, or spend it…