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Ford Germany Taunus 17M Phase 3


Produced: 1960-1964, 669175 produced.
Types: Saloon,2 doors,4 seats
Saloon,4 doors,4 seats
Station Wagon,2 doors,4 seats
Ford Tanus 17M Phase 3

Ford replaced the Phase 2 version of the Taunus 17M in 1960 with a new Phase 3 model. Most of the changes were confined to the cars cosmetic appearance, although the high performance TS version had front disc brakes and could reach 90mph.

The 17M Phase 3 looked very similar to the much later UK built Corsair, it certainly must have looked quite advanced when it first appeared in 1960. Production continued until 1964.

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The standard engine was 1.5 ltr, 55hp. the 1.7 and 1.8 engines were optional. 3 gear transmission was standard, optional was a 4 gear box.
The car was a complete Ford of Germany project - the P3 in fact does mean "Projekt 3". Ford UK was not involved.

Source: Motorbase


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