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Re: Ford of Europe

Post by scalainj » Sun Aug 11, 2013 5:11 am

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Re: Ford of Europe

Post by GBOAC002 » Sun Aug 11, 2013 5:32 am

'Close but no cigar' is the expression here. You can tell it's white metal by the heavy handed treatment of the side windows. Shame as the gold detailing on the green stripe is well done.

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Re: Ford of Europe

Post by JSB33 » Sun Aug 11, 2013 9:24 am

I agree with Ian, it looks like yesterdays standard.
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Re: Ford of Europe

Post by scalainj » Tue Sep 17, 2013 6:25 am

It is - bloomin heavy too

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Re: Ford of Europe

Post by David MG » Tue Sep 17, 2013 6:36 am

I would start a Texaco theme but I used to 'work' for them and the monthly, miserly pension doesn't make me feel ebullient :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
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Re: Ford of Europe

Post by TR2 » Tue Sep 17, 2013 7:25 am

The SMTS Lotus Cortina looks great to me. The hints of 'handbuilt' add to the charm. I say that after having examined a Team Lotus Cortina by Minichamps at a local motor event ten days ago. The Minichamps Jim Clark car was crisp and probably perfect, but possibly a mite sterile as well, as industrial diecast sometimes is compared with handbuilt white metal. I rather liked the Minichamps even so and would have bought it (the vendor had stacks of seven of them, mint/boxed), but I couldn't get the friendly but stubborn British bloke to budge on his price. 8-)

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Re: Ford of Europe

Post by scalainj » Thu Sep 19, 2013 2:49 pm

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Re: Ford of Europe

Post by IFHP » Sat Oct 05, 2013 3:55 am

Ford Granada, Consul, and Scorpio


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The Minichamps Mk II Scorpio seems a bit smaller compared to the other models. By contrast, I think that the Neo Granada Turniers are oversized for 1:43.

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Re: Ford of Europe

Post by JSB33 » Sun Oct 06, 2013 9:20 am

The wagons may be large but they looks good from here.
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Re: Ford of Europe

Post by GarageOnAWall » Sun Oct 06, 2013 9:29 am

Nice gathering of Fords and some have aged very well...but cr#p, that '90s Ford Scorpio is hideous! Was this thing ever considered attractive?

Don't fret though, the US also had a few cars with similar themes in the '90s, Buick Skylark comes to mind. Oh no, I might have just given a product concept to the guy at NEO who approved the K car car :roll:

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Re: Ford of Europe

Post by Tom » Tue Oct 08, 2013 8:18 am

My uncle used to run a '90s Scorpio. His reasoning: when you're inside you don't look at the ugly exterior. True, but looking at that blob in your drive every morning is depressing...

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Re: Ford of Europe

Post by GBOAC002 » Tue Oct 08, 2013 12:16 pm

I know someone who had the Scorpio Cosworth version as an estate. Should've gone to Specsavers. His latest car is the MINI Countryman 4x4 so his myopia still hasn't been cured because strangely the headlights and grilles of both are a similar shape..... :?

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Re: Ford of Europe

Post by David MG » Wed Oct 09, 2013 3:05 am

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Ford of Europe

Post by IFHP » Tue Oct 22, 2013 12:05 am

Actually, I have always appreciated the 1995-98 Scorpio. It wasn't the "safe" thing to do and it isn't (in my opinion) bad looking. However the Minichamps version with those black "pupils" doesn't do the car any favors.

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Re: Ford of Europe

Post by scalainj » Sat Jan 11, 2014 5:22 am

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Re: Ford of Europe

Post by David MG » Sat Jan 11, 2014 5:27 am

scalainj wrote:Spark

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Re: Ford of Europe

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:mrgreen:

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Re: Ford of Europe

Post by scalainj » Fri Feb 21, 2014 4:44 am

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Re: Ford of Europe

Post by scalainj » Tue Aug 12, 2014 2:09 am

Ixo

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Re: Ford of Europe

Post by Galaxy Gaz » Tue Aug 12, 2014 4:02 am

Never seen a European GT40 before :D
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Re: Ford of Europe

Post by scalainj » Tue Aug 12, 2014 5:18 am

From Wiki ;)

The Ford GT40 is a high performance American-British endurance racing car, built and designed in England (Mk I, Mk II, and Mk III)
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Re: Ford of Europe

Post by scalainj » Wed Aug 13, 2014 4:36 am

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Re: Ford of Europe

Post by scalainj » Tue Dec 09, 2014 7:20 am

Pites Miniatures on a Trofeu base

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Re: Ford of Europe

Post by Tom » Tue Dec 09, 2014 8:42 am

NewRay

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Troféu

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Solido and Schabak

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