Ford Taunus 17M Phase 2
1957-1960, 239973 produced.
Saloon,2 doors,4 seats
Saloon,4 doors,4 seats
Estate,4 doors,4 seats
Whilst Ford was busy producing the Mk II Consul in the UK Ford Germany launched the similar Taunus 17M, Phase 2 in 1957. The new Taunus also featured an over-square four cylinder engine of 1698cc and also boasted a four speed gearbox, unfortunately the Taunus cars imported into the UK had a three speed gearbox, maybe Ford didn't want to upstage the UK built Consul which still used a three speed 'box!.
Production of the 17M Phase 2 continued in Germany until 1960.
|Manual||3 Speed USA and UK. 4 Speed for domestic use.|
One of a kind
|Publication||Classics Monthly Summer 2011|
|One of a kind - This ultra-rare Ford Taunus was saved by a man who thought his restoration days were behind him.|