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2022 VOTE Classic Ford CAR OF THE YEAR
PROJECT PA-TINA • Your projects: Retro Ford’s Dave Colledge knows his way around a classic Ford, as he uses his wild creations to not only promote the business, but also develop a host of new products. We take a peek at his latest build.
THE TIME IS NOW
BACK IN THE DAY
BACK IN BLACK
WHERE TO GO IN JANUARY
WHERE TO GO IN NOVEMBER
PRODUCT OF THE MONTH
Classic Ford CAR OF THE YEAR
LOCH DOWN • Built during the Covid lockdowns, this Scottish Mk1 Escort is peak retro modifying and proves that old’s still very much cool.
BUYING TIPS 1960s-1970s Fords
BUYING TIPS 1980s-1990s Fords
STARTER FOR 10 • About to embark on a restoration? Before you get started, here are 10 things to consider for a smoother and more enjoyable project.
TAKE FIVE • Not sure what your next resto project should be? Take inspiration from these five.
TOP 10 ESSENTIAL RESTO TOOLS • Restore any Ford and you’ll need tools, but knowing which are the ones you use while the others sit in their boxes is the trick. Here’s the ones we use most.
Know this MIG welding for beginners
SAPPHIRE RS COSWORTH • Ford heritage: With dogged determination and a huge amount of effort, Sean Horsey has renewed this previously orange Sapphire to factory spec — and it’s all the better for it.
THE GRANADA AT 50 • What better way to mark the big Ford’s big birthday than to get over 100 examples of all ages together? We went along to help celebrate.
CELESTIAL ANNIHILATION • This perfectly preserved Escort Eclipse is hiding some significant modern firepower.
LETTER OF THE MONTH
WEBER 48 DCO/SP CARBS • Are 48s worth stepping up to over a pair of 45s? Graham finds out—and compares them to throttle bodies, too.
Ade’s Mk2 Granada
RUSHHOUR • This legendary Sierra RS500 Cosworth won the gruelling Spa 24-hour race in 1989 sporting the famous Bastos colours. But there’s much more to the tale of this car than that...
THE IN-BETWEENER • The Sierra XR4x4 was never designed to go rallying, but was forced into it by Group B’s demise — could Ford Motorsport turn it into a worthy winner?
THE BIG ONE • The Donegal International is 50! What better way to celebrate than by taking part in a Ford.
BUYING & RESTORING CLASSIC FORDS • Dedicated to help you find your next project, rebuild it—and keep it on the road.
Rebuild a CVH engine • In the first of a three-part series, we followThe Blue Oval Rescue Centre dismantling and rebuilding a low-mileage 1.6-litre CVH engine from a Mk2 Fiesta XR2 and discover the perils of infrequent oil and coolant changes.
IT BEGAN IN AFRICA • Reader’s restoration: A homologation Cortina with a 3-litre V6 and triple carburettors, the Cortina XR6 was sold in South Africa and we’ve caught up with a rare UK example of one.
Repair wings and headlight rings • The headlight rings and leading edges of front wings are classic Ford rotspots — here’s how to repair them properly.
INSURANCE TIPS • There are lots of ways you can keep insurance premiums down. Here are 10 tips on how you can do it effectively and still come away with the right policy for you and your classic...