Ford Corsair "83"

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GerritFord Capri
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Ford Corsair "83"

Post by GerritFord Capri » Sun 10 Feb 2019, 22:35

Hello all.I need help with information regarding the Ford Corsair "83"
As far as I know sometime in 1965 Bernie Mariner (in charge of Ford's racing devision at the time) had 50 cars homologated from the Ford factory in order to compete on the South African circuit.
Any additional info will be appreciated.
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ZA Perana
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Re: Ford Corsair "83"

Post by ZA Perana » Sat 16 Feb 2019, 21:03

Stunning original car. I must actually check the period material I have re this, always wondered why they called it 83...
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Re: Ford Corsair "83"

Post by GerritFord Capri » Tue 12 Mar 2019, 07:07

What I have found out thus far is that the "83" was for 83horsepower.This verus the standard 75hp of the GT.The modifications made to the engine I have not been able to establish though.
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