Ford Fiesta MK1.

1976 Fiesta Ghia

The evergreen Fiesta was launched in 1976 to widespread acclaim.

Ford of Europe’s first front wheel drive car, the Fiesta was available in both a 3-door hatchback and as a panel van.

The Fiesta was originally developed under the project name “Bobcat” and was approved for development by Henry Ford II in 1972.

The final proposal was developed by Tom Tjaarda at Ghia in Italy. The project was approved for production in December 1973.

Ford Fiesta XR2

The Fiesta was available in Europe with the Valencia 957 cc (58.4 cu in) I4 (high compression and low compression options), and 1,117 cc (68.2 cu in) engines and in Base, Popular, L, GL (1978 onward), Ghia and S trim, as well as a van.

The U.S. Mark I Fiesta was built in Saarlouis and Cologne, Germany but to different specifications in order to comply with U.S. regulations.

All U.S. models featured the more powerful 1,596 cc (97.4 cu in) engine, which was the older “Crossflow” version of the Kent engine.

Among the other changes required for the US market, the Fiesta was fitted with a catalytic converter and air pump to satisfy strict Californian emission regulations), energy-absorbing bumpers, side-marker lamps, round sealed-beam headlamps, improved crash dynamics and fuel system integrity as well as optional air conditioning (a/c was not available in Europe).

Minor revisions appeared across the range in late 1981, with larger bumpers to meet crash worthiness regulations and other small improvements in a bid to maintain showroom appeal ahead of the forthcoming second generation.

The Mk1 Fiesta was replaced by the MK2 version in 1982.

Έπεσε πάνω σε σταθμευμένο όχημα και τον τράβηξαν με Nissan Navara

Η οδήγηση στο χιόνι είναι δύσκολη, χρειάζεται γνώσεις και αν δεν διαθέτεις το κατάλληλο όχημα με τα σωστά ελαστικά μπορεί να γίνει αρκετά επικίνδυνη. Ακόμα και ένα…

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1976-1978 Mercury Capri II: A Prelude to Convergence


1976 Mercury Capri II

The Mercury Capri was an enormously successful alternative to Ford’s own Mustang in the United States when it arrived in late 1969. In Europe it had become equally successful as ‘the European Mustang’. Ford’s Mercury division sold the Capri in America as a more upmarket pony car with a true European heritage. It was smaller and more nimble than the Mustang and by most accounts handled much better than its more bloated cousin. Depending on how old you are (or how deep you go into YouTube), you might remember Mercury’s ‘The Sign of the Cat’ advertising campaign which started with this car and lasted well into the Fox body era.

That was the general consensus of the first generation Capri. The Capri II, introduced in 1975 was introduced in Europe two years before it made it’s arrival in America. During that time sales of the…

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Original iPhone production line from 2007 shown off in old photos

Images dating back to 2007 have surfaced showing the production lines for Apple’s first model of iPhone offer a hint of what it was like to assemble …

Original iPhone production line from 2007 shown off in old photos

Where the revolution started 14 years ago!

Apple Car arriving in 2025 at the earliest, says Ming-Chi Kuo

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has poured water on rumors that the Apple Car could arrive at any point before 2025, warning that many elements are still being …

Apple Car arriving in 2025 at the earliest, says Ming-Chi Kuo

Although Kuo has the reputation as the “Apple analyst”, his predictions are predictable and lacking any form of justification.

Stating that Apple will launch a new iPhone in 2021 is just stating the obvious.

The Apple car is so confidential that I doubt Tim Cook has even seen it..

Ford Escort RS1800 – Graham Robson

Escort RS1800 (Escort Mk II) : This is a Rally Giant because it was consistently the fastest, the most successful and the most versatile car in the second half of the 1970s. Developed from the Mk I, it was a conventional front engine/rear drive machine, which rallied with 2-litre engines of up to 270bhp. Rally successes were legendary – British (RAC), Safari, Acropolis, Finland (1000 Lakes), Sweden, Portugal, Canada – and more and more. They won 17 World Rallies between 1975 and 1981. RS1800s won the World Makes Championship in 1979, and were always close to victory, and always competitive. Escort drivers like Bjorn Waldegard (1979) and Ari Vatanen (1981) won the World Drivers’ Championships. Over the years hundreds – and this is no exaggeration – of RS1800s were built for motor sport, and were the ideal car for almost any condition in the world because they were very powerful, but simple and rugged. The RS1800 was also the layout template which was copied by other manufacturers – for cars like the Talbot Sunbeam-Lotus, the Vauxhall Chevette HSR and the Nissan GTs of the late 1970s/early 1980s, which were really all Escort ‘clones’. Ford claim, and they may be right, that RS1800s have won more rallies, at World, International and National level than any other car in the world.
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