Classic Ford is rammed full of expert technical features, the best feature cars from across the world, a dedicated motorsport section plus all the news, products and information you'll need from across the entire classic Ford scene. Please note: This digital version of the magazine does not currently include the covermount items or content you would find on printed newsstand copies
THIS ISSUE • Out and about with our band of Blue Oval-loving writers and photographers.
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SOLITARY CONFINEMENT • Your projects: Positively thriving under lockdown, Ali McMillan is back with yet another world-class Cosworth build – ready to enjoy on the road.
DEADLINE 2026 • E5 fuel availability to be reviewed in five years
MOUNTUNE GOES CLASSIC
FORD FAIR TRACK TIME NOW OPEN
NEXT ISSUE • Inside the June 2021 issue of Classic Ford!
SPRING INTO SUMMER
What’s On • All the must-attend classic Ford shows and events around the world for April, May and into the Summer months.
WHERE TO GO THIS MONTH
PRODUCTS • THE LATEST,GREATEST BITS FOR YOUR CLASSIC FORD
MAILBOX • YOUR LETTERS, EMAILS & SOCIAL MEDIA COMMENTS
LETTER OF THE MONTH
SIX FOR £6K • What can you get for six large ones? Quite a lot as it happens, as we reveal in this special guide.
Stroker Ace • In the 1980s Swaymar Engineering built two special, stroked 3.2-litre Capris — and Jarrod Swain’s is the sole survivor.
HIGH HOPES • Land Rover? No thanks. When the BBC went looking for a vehicle to test in the Andes mountains they turned to a special Mk4 Zephyr.
THE 4WD POLICE ZEPHYRS
ESCORT MEXICO • Original classic Fords: This straightforward rebuild turned into an extensive restoration, because when it’s the oldest surviving Special Build Order AVO Escort Mexico you have to get it perfect.
THE SCIENCE BIT
YOUR CARS • THE BEAT OF WHAT'S DROPPED IN OUR INBOX THIS MONTH
UPGRADE GUIDE SIERRA • When it comes to 1980s rear-drive Fords, the Sierra can’t be beat, and it’s easy to improve on the original, too — here’s how.
Gavin’s Cortina Woody • Gavin takes the stress out of moving house by treating his woody Estate to some bolt-on period power, and he’s all the better for it.
QUERY OF THE MONTH
SECOND GENERATION • Attacking this build from both an old-school and new-school perspective, father and son, Nigel and Max Holman have created a Group 4 Escort with a unique take.
RUNNING RINGS • The recent Taupo Historic Grand Prix was a huge celebration of Ford in Kiwi motorsport. Here’s our pick of the action.
Maintenance and cleaning up • Discover the ins and outs of degreasing and lubrication when it comes to classic maintenance and cleaning inside your garage.
SAPPHIRE AND STEEL • Reader’s restoration: Estates often lead hard lives — even ones that have been dry-stored for years — as Glyn Dawson found out when he took on this Sapphire Blue Mk3 Cortina 1600XL.
FIESTA XR2i • Often ignored in favour of the earlier cars, the Mk3 XR2i makes for a great, well-equipped faster Fiesta. Here’s what to look for.