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minimadgriff 12-08-2009 10:28 AM

I went to Ford Heaven yesterday!
 
Yesterday I had a oppurtunity to go where not many people can!

Within Ford in Essex there is a little place full of fords own cars they keep hold of and use for photo shoots, press cars etc which isn't open to the general public but a good friend of mine managed to get me in there for look around and a good drool! Not all the cars are there at the momment as some are out on loan for press days etc.

I'll let the pics do the talking now :)

sorry for some of the dodgey pics Im suffering with abit of "all the gear, no idea" im not too clued up how to take decent pictures with my DSLR when in low/artificial light conditions.

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in that little lot are on off special, pre production cars, first or last cars of the line etc :D

pringle_addict 12-08-2009 10:37 AM

What a collection. Absolutely gorgeous .....


and a Pink Ka!

I assume that the interior shot, between the Red Sierra and RS200, was the RS200. What's with the double gear levers?

VIPER 12-08-2009 10:37 AM

Very interesting indeed - thanks for posting these up :thumb:

Some iconic models in amongst that lot (and a lot of missing ones as well ;))

Cheers :)

caddyman 12-08-2009 10:39 AM

wow some serious money in there

rodders 12-08-2009 10:42 AM

I'm just drewling all over my desk thanks to your pics!

caddyman 12-08-2009 10:45 AM

The RS200 With the blue decals is number 200!! So worth a bloody fortune!!!

Can be seen here on the list - goto number 200 click on the number plate and all details can be seen re: The Car

http://www.rs200.org/

DubbedUP 12-08-2009 10:47 AM

That is one of the coolest things I have seen on here...

It has taken the 1st spot off of the guy in Ireland with the MK2 Escort collection...

The Escort Cossies' and the RS200 is soo cool.. And is that the GT prototype with the BDA twin cam engine, and the twin turbo engine is that from an F1 car??

Interesting the Scort Monte Carle with the weird seats.. Warning Headgasket problems..

Supervan as well...

You are right mate, that's not just Ford heaven, but petrolhead heaven.

One of the best posts on here....EVER :thumb:

DubbedUP 12-08-2009 10:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pringle_addict (Post 1675985)
What a collection. Absolutely gorgeous .....


and a Pink Ka!

I assume that the interior shot, between the Red Sierra and RS200, was the RS200. What's with the double gear levers?

Pink Ka, was used on the Kylie Minogue tour...:tumbleweed:

Yeah the RS200 had 4wd and it was to lock the diff etc... Much like you would see on a old Landrover Defender..

huddo 12-08-2009 10:55 AM

Oh my giddy aunt, you lucky lucky man, top post

S63 12-08-2009 10:59 AM

Since passing my driving test a long long time ago I have owned nothing but Fords, from a MK1 Escort to a RS Turbo and as age takes its course through the entire range of Mondeos, many friends had Capris, Cosworths and a couple had Lotus Cortinas, so as you can imagine this wonderful collection of photos has brought back happy memories, thank you.

Much talk recently concerning badge snobbery, looking at this collection it ought to be owners of these wonderful cars that are the snobs and not that of their German counterparts.


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