XR2

Classic Ford - - SPOTTERS GUIDE -

EN­GINE CA­PAC­ITY: 1598cc YEARS PRO­DUCED: 1981 TO 1983 PRICE WHEN NEW: £5150 Ford’s finest-ever small hatch? Orig­i­nal XR2 was pow­ered by Es­cort Mex­ico-based 84 bhp 1600cc Cross­flow, with We­ber car­bu­ret­tor and XR3-type four-speed gear­box. Stiffer sus­pen­sion in­cluded 1 inch low­ered springs, dampers and up­rated rear anti-roll bar. Vented front discs were within 6x13 inch pep­per­pots and 185/60R13 rub­ber. Su­per­sport in­flu­ence meant whee­larch ex­ten­sions, front and rear spoil­ers, and twin driv­ing lamps — now be­side cir­cu­lar head­lights from USA-mar­ket Fi­esta. XR2 de­cals adorned the flanks, with body-coloured door mir­rors and black paint around the win­dows.Trimmed in res­trained Storm cloth, with grey dash, black head­lin­ing and in­sipid two-spoke wheel.

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