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Old 12-08-2009, 11:28 AM   #1
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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.





































































































































































































































































in that little lot are on off special, pre production cars, first or last cars of the line etc
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Old 12-08-2009, 11:37 AM   #2
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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?
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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...

Yeah the RS200 had 4wd and it was to lock the diff etc... Much like you would see on a old Landrover Defender..
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Old 12-08-2009, 12:02 PM   #4
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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?
The pink Street KA was done for the ThunderBirds launch

and the second lever is for the diffs

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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
Yep that is one of 7 GT70's

The plain white RS200 is a pre-production model hence the strange front bumper, the rear clam also open the wrong way!

The seats in the yellow Escort cossie (which was that color of the production line and only one in existance) were actually the seats they were going to put in the productions Monte's but for some un-known reason they scrapped that idea


Glad you like the pics people I may be able to get back in there at some point when there is less big boss men around and they will pull the cars out for some proper pics
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The seats in the yellow Escort cossie (which was that color of the production line and only one in existance) were actually the seats they were going to put in the productions Monte's but for some un-known reason they scrapped that idea


Glad you like the pics people I may be able to get back in there at some point when there is less big boss men around and they will pull the cars out for some proper pics

Didn't let the seats get on production models because of the Price - Recaro
A8 seats are $$$$$$$$ even second hand
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Just spent 5 minutes of pure nostalgia ! Thanks for sharing !!
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Very interesting indeed - thanks for posting these up

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

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wow some serious money in there
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I'm just drewling all over my desk thanks to your pics!
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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/
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