Ford Taunus - record holder for modifications

The history of Ford Taunus began in the distant 1938in West Germany at the factories of the American concern Ford. The car was produced in the class of small cars. Ford Taunus was one of the most technologically advanced machines of the time, its design allowed to conduct a chain of endless modifications, quite diverse and effective. In total there are 35 different Ford-Taunus, with a coupe and sedan, two-door modifications and four-door, high-power engines and low-cost economical ones. But it should be noted that for all the diversity, the Ford Taunus brand had almost one hundred percent unification of spare parts for the engine and undercarriage.

ford taunusFord Taunus belonged to the category socalled family cars in terms of safety and comfort. The Germans were willing to buy a car, considering it to be its age-old, especially since the name Taunus came from the Taunus mountain range, located near Cologne. The car was thorough, reliable, with a spacious interior, it had everything it needed, and even more. Most of the modifications of the Taunus were produced with a rear-wheel drive, which was considered an automotive classic and liked by almost all customers. However, there were two production lines, P4 and P6, which produced front-wheel drive vehicles. This was done primarily due to the reasons for progress, they say, and we do not stand still, but also for the sake of the German youth, which gravitated towards the newfangled factors in the automotive sphere.

ford taunus 1980Ford Taunus - the record for the number of modifications and,probably, it makes sense to trace the chronology of the most significant reincarnations of this remarkable machine. So, Ford Taunus for the first time came off the assembly line in the form of a two-door sedan with a gasoline engine rated at 35 hp. The body of the car could be classified as a kind of "coupe", but in the contours there was no hint of sportiness, and the gearshift was on the steering column, which initially implies slowdown. The maximum speed of this Taunus was only 105 km / h, so everything converges. This model was produced before the war in 1941.

Ford TaunusIn the post-war years, the production of Ford carsThe Taunus began with a model of a very peculiar form, humpbacked from all sides. The car was like a fairy tale. However, the engine added a little bit of power, although the cruising speed decreased. In 1952, the Taunus became more flat and more speedy, the body traditionally remained a two-door, but a convertible with a convertible was serially produced. 1953 was marked by the appearance of Taunus with the body of the station wagon. The car was three-speed, which, of course, is not enough for this class, and the next year at Ford Taunus put already a 4-speed gearbox with synchronizers. In 1955, the engine "Ford Taunus 15M" reached a volume of 1.5 liters, with this engine the car developed a speed of 130 km / h.

taunus in an extreme situationThen for a number of years Ford Taunusslightly modified, and in 1964 appeared several modifications with bodies of three types: a sedan, a two-door coupe and a combi. In 1967, the car received a new engine with a power of 125 hp, which pushed the designers to develop an automatic gearbox, which was done. Then Ford Taunus was modified once again, and the result was the front suspension Ferzon, a completely new instrument panel, a state-of-the-art console and so high seat backs that the headrests were no longer needed. Ford Taunus of 1980 remained unchanged until the close of its production in 1982, when Taunus replaced the new Ford Sierra.

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