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Classic Ford - - SPOTTERS GUIDE -

EN­GINE CA­PAC­ITY: 957cc LC, 957cc HC or 1117cc YEARS PRO­DUCED: 1976 to 1983 PRICE WHEN NEW: £2329 (1977 950 L) Lux­u­ri­ous? Com­pared with the Pop­u­lar, the L’s spec was sump­tu­ous: rect­an­gu­lar halo­gen head­lamps (tung­sten from 1978), re­vers­ing light, heated rear win­dow, re­clin­ing front seats, cloth trim, car­pets, rear par­cel shelf, dip­ping rear-view mir­ror, door pock­ets, bet­ter ven­ti­la­tion and grab han­dles. Black sills, tail­gate wiper, chrome bumpers, driver’s door mir­ror and bright win­dow trims iden­ti­fied the L. Choice of 950 LC, 950 HC or 1100 en­gines, joined by 55 bhp 1100 Econ­omy in 1982. Wider (145x12) tyres and al­ter­na­tor were stan­dard; 1100L added brake servo and big­ger bat­tery. Pas­sen­ger door mir­ror, A-frame head­rests, cen­tre con­sole, ra­dio and in­ter­mit­tent wipers fit­ted from 1982. June 1981 brought 2000 1300L mod­els, boast­ing 66 bhp.

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