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Ford Taunus 12M (P4)

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Ford Taunus 12M (P4). 1962–6 (prod. 680,206). 2- and 4-door saloon, 3-door estate, 2-door coupé. F/F, 1183, 1498 cm³ (V4 OHV). Also called the Cardinal in development (Ford of Britain’s Consul Cortina was codenamed Archbishop), Taunus P4 was Ford’s first front-wheel-drive car, and its first use of a V4. Originally meant to rival the Volkswagen 1200 (1954–60) in the US, but it proved unsuitable economically, and was never produced or sold there. Base model with 40 PS, 1,5 with 50 PS. Sporting TS models had 55 and 65 PS. Minor trim changes 1965, and front disc brakes replaced drums. Coupé from 1963.

Manufacturing location: Köln, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

Marque: Ford | Model: Ford Taunus | Predecessor: Ford Taunus (G13) | Successor: Ford Taunus P6

q.v. Ford Consul Cortina

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