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In an earlier thread I posted some images of a Prototype fastback Mk1 Cortina Prototype which sparked a bit of interest so I thought I would open a thread to talk about and post images of rare and unique OSF model and Prototypes like 4 Door Mexicos and Twincams, RS2000 Estates or even overseas models that aren't usually found in Europe or the UK. Please add to the thread if you have come across something interesting or any curiosity.

I will start off with something for Col

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Funny they are both in Trailers though.

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That I beleive was done for the Aussie market mainly for racing, it supposedly improved the aerodynamics. Another place for it to appear was new zealand. There was a conversion done in the uk reputedly before the estate version came out

 

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Hers one for you, on the cortina lines. Was a prototype called the Saxon. Not sure if originals exist but Colin Ginn built one a copy or as near as you could get. I'll see if I can find a pic of the copy, it is stunning I've seen it !

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1 hour ago, Rally Pack 2000 said:

In an earlier thread I posted some images of a Prototype fastback Mk1 Cortina Prototype which sparked a bit of interest so I thought I would open a thread to talk about and post images of rare and unique OSF model and Prototypes like 4 Door Mexicos and Twincams, RS2000 Estates or even overseas models that aren't usually found in Europe or the UK. Please add to the thread if you have come across something interesting or any curiosity.

I will start off with something for Col

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Funny they are both in Trailers though.

seen 1 of those badged as allardette

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48 minutes ago, eeb43 said:

how about an automatic mk2 rs2000?

Automatic transmission was an option for Australian RS2000s. I dont think I have an image stored of the interior anywhere though.

This 2Lt Ghia used the same automatic centre console as the RS2000 did however so that will give you an idea what it looked like. Just without the woodgrain dash.

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But in a way a 2.0Lt Ghia qualifies as a unique car in its own right to those in the UK. (Note the wing badges)

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2 hours ago, Rally Pack 2000 said:

Was there a lone European one built for someone in the UK?

Some guy named ford had one made.brown wasn't it

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10 hours ago, preacherman said:

Some guy named ford had one made.brown wasn't it

yea to drive round the site in when he visited! lol

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11 hours ago, preacherman said:

I was looking for a corsair twincam photo but can't find any. I know at least 2 were built

 

I would be be very interested to see anything that you may find in the future. Im glad I started the thread to learn about unique cars I never knew existed.

11 hours ago, preacherman said:

Mk1 fiesta bda rear wheel drive with transaxle. Made in 1978 I think

Was this the car you were thinking of?

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Repost of the Mk1 Cortina Fastback Images for this thread. Four Prototypes made in Victoria Australia for consideration. Its design shows its links being similar to the Anglias above, confirming Cols reference to its Australian origins.

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Out of the four Prototypes made only one was a four door with images documenting it quite well. Images of the two door versions are a little rarer. Here however is one from the rear. (Not convinced by the additional rear spoiler though)

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11 hours ago, preacherman said:

Mk1 capri 4 x 4

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A family member of mine worked on the development of this project at Laycocks Engineering (of overdrive gearboxes fame). Unfortunately I don't know much more about it as the family member now lives overseas. 

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The Estate looks like a Scimitar?, the Ute just looks hideous!, and the owner of the 4x4 is a pussy - too rare to drive - what b0**ux!

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1 hour ago, katana said:

The Estate looks like a Scimitar?, the Ute just looks hideous!, and the owner of the 4x4 is a pussy - too rare to drive - what b0**ux!

I have heard of a Scimitar so that may be correct. I quite like it so would love to hear more if anyone knows anything about it.

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