Special Vehicle Engineering - SVE's leader speaks

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Special Vehicle Engineering - SVE's leader speaks

Postby Steve Saxty » Fri Mar 29, 2019 1:04 pm

This is Special Vehicle Engineering - the team that designed the fastest Fords. Can you guess what was the secret car they are hiding there on the right? Rod Mansfield wrote a fascinating insight in my book where he tells us what it was like to do Capri, Cosworth and XRs, you can read more here.

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Re: Special Vehicle Engineering - SVE's leader speaks

Postby ESSEXV6ESSEX » Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:01 pm

As said before Halcyon Days.

I am going to guess at an Escort Cosworth mule based on the MK4 Escort bodyshell that Stuart Turner wanted for rallying?

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Re: Special Vehicle Engineering - SVE's leader speaks

Postby Steve Saxty » Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:08 am

Nope - Stuart was a little reluctant on Escort Cosworth. But it IS an Escort...

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Re: Special Vehicle Engineering - SVE's leader speaks

Postby ESSEXV6ESSEX » Sat Mar 30, 2019 4:13 pm

Steve Saxty wrote:Nope - Stuart was a little reluctant on Escort Cosworth. But it IS an Escort...

From listening to him he was reluctant on most things, which I'm not surprisedI thought it was his idea to graft the Escort MK4 onto the Sierra platform knowing that if it fitted then the MK5 Escort body would also fit?

Is it an Amythist Escort Cabriolet?