Ford of Europe

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Comparison of Ford Sierras by Neo and IXO (Argentine partwork collection)

ImageFord Sierra Ghias by IXO and Neo. by Michael, on Flickr

ImageFord Sierra Ghias by IXO and Neo. by Michael, on Flickr

Argentine Ghia bumpers really were black for most of the production run.

ImageFord Sierra Ghias by IXO and Neo. by Michael, on Flickr

ImageFord Sierras by IXO and Neo by Michael, on Flickr

Very different execution of the front end. The different bumpers seem to have a basis in fact.

ImageFord Sierras by IXO and Neo by Michael, on Flickr

ImageFord Sierras by IXO and Neo by Michael, on Flickr
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Very weird. Perhaps the first casting was not theirs?

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Tom wrote:
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I like this Capri model a lot, but there is (to my mind) a major inaccuracy that keeps it off my Must Have list. Do you know what it is?

It I did have it, I'm sure I would want to recreate this photo.

ImageFord Capri 2300 GT XLR, 1970 (Belgium) by Michael, on Flickr
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Front indicators? I can't see in my lousy picture if it has any.

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The black colour doesnt go completely around the windows and up to the roof gutter on the model
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You know what? I might wrong about part of this.

What is for sure true is that, at least in the early years the V4s had a flat hood and the hood bulge was reserved for the V6. Now one could just overlook the 1700 badge and assume the car is a 2300. Well, if it was a V6, then back panel would be black, but it isn't. My understanding is that a body colored back panel on a GT is a V4 feature. But it might be more complicated than that. The black trim option in both Germany and the UK was part of a "R" option appearance package and one of my books suggest that the black back panel could be deleted (though I don't know why anyone would do that).

Interestingly enough, the partwork version of this model got the hood bulge/black back panel combination right (even though it is also incorrectly badged as a 1700).

ImageFord Capri 1700 GT by IXO for Hachette by Michael, on Flickr

ImageFord Capri 1700 GT by IXO for Hachette by Michael, on Flickr
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I am not enough of a Ford geek to be aware of that, but knowing Ixo's sketchy research it would not surprise me at all. To a layman, it's still a decent model though.

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The bonnet issue on the early Mk1 Capri`s is a strange one. Most of the 1969-70 model UK cars did have the flat bonnet, but I have also seen early 1969 non V6 models with the power bulge bonnet fitted. Heres a pic of an original 1969 2.0 V4 GT XLR needing restoration which has the bulged bonnet.

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The UK spec GT XL-R models with the R option package were also different to the European version. Our cars only had the actual bonnet painted black but the tops of the wings and the window areas were body coloured. The rear panel was part of the R package but was optional and as you say Michael, it could be deleted if required but this was only on the very early Capris as the R option was only available until September 1970.
Our UK cars also had a set of rectangular driving lights fitted in front of the grille aswell as the lower fog lamps . Euro cars never had them.
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Thanks Gary. Murky enough to give the red IXO GT the nod. And it is an otherwise nice model.
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Mark I and II Escorts

This grouping was inspired by a book that acquired recently documenting Mk I and II Escorts sold around the world.

ImageMk I and Mk II Ford Escort Tribute by Michael, on Flickr

The flags represent countries tha Mk I and II Escorts were manufactured or assembled in.

ImageMk I and Mk II Ford Escort Tribute by Michael, on Flickr

ImageMk I and Mk II Ford Escort Tribute by Michael, on Flickr

The Complete Catalogue of the Ford Escort Mk 1 & Mk 2 by Dan Williamson.
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