BIG WHEELS AND LOW-PROFILE TYRES
It would be hard to argue against the case that the Muscle Car era, which roughly ran from the mid ‘60s to the early ‘70s, produced some of the most iconic American cars ever. And if you squint, the Taunus P7 body shape is muscle car era-ish, albeit on a European scale. With that in mind, we’ve gone Detroit on this piece of Ford Cologne history (now residing in Spain), but not before performing some minor restoration work – because let’s face it, this puppy needs a new pair of wings. Once back in fine shape, we’ve prepped and painted the shell in Mopar Sublime Green (geddit?) — most commonly found on the 1970 Dodge Charger, but we’ll think you’ll agree, looks mighty fine on this Euro Ford. A black side stripe has been added, with Taunus script that echoes the grille badge from a P3 model, and at the same time we’ve painted all the chrome black too – note we’ve left the arch trims and sill covers in place. Once done, it’s time to turn our attention to the running gear, with a fairly severe drop in ride height and narrowing the rear axle to allow those 11x18 BBS CH split-rims (9x18s up front) to fit behind the arches, and now painted green with black centres. Under the bonnet, you’ll find a turbocharged 2.3 EcoBoost from the current Mustang range, backed up by it’s matching six-speed ’box, and sounding darned awesome through those twin pipes, now painted in heat-resistant satin black, natch. And the interior? Think ‘70s RS mixed with ‘90s street rod — a pair of Scheel rolltops trimmed in black tweed with the stock rear bench done to match. Let’s go race, jah?