Spec: 2-litre Pinto turbo, Type-9 gear­box, Ul­tralite UL12 wheels

Classic Ford - - FORD FEST -

Luke’s GXL sit­ting on 8.25x15 inch Ul­tralites was al­ready do­ing a good job of dis­tract­ing passersby, but when he popped the bon­net the on­look­ers turned into a crowd thanks to the re­cent­lyfin­ished Pinto turbo. “I knew noth­ing about turbos be­fore this,” he ad­mits, “but I did some re­search and de­cided to put a set-up to­gether based around Sierra EFi man­age­ment. It’s work­ing great, with 10 psi giv­ing 190 bhp.The car was orig­i­nally bronze but had been painted black by the time I bought it, and the next job is to tackle the body­work. I re­store clas­sic cars for a liv­ing so I’m not wor­ried about what I’ll find!”

Choose a colour, any colour... Kirsty Baker’s Mk3 Es­cort (right) is a su­perb sleeper, run­ning a Zetec turbo. Tom Jack­son’s Mk2 Cortina wears its patina well.

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