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Ford Cortina / Sierra development test mule 1981

A 1981 Ford Cortina Mk5 estate used as a engine cooling system test mule for the then forthcoming 1983 Ford Sierra hence the bizarre bumper and radiator grille arrangement. Note the 1981MY FWD Escort steel wheels on a RWD car.

 

From the October 1982 edition of Ford News that has been sitting at the bottom of my car files department for nearly 30 years hence the creases!

  

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Taken sometime in 1981