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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-28-2008, 09:28 PM Thread Starter
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Cosworth Powered Ford Model A

Ford owners love to swap out their stock powerplants for high-performance crate engines. No news there. But this has to be the most extreme application we've seen yet: a 1929 Model A with a 250hp rally-spec Cosworth.

The custom job is the work of Finnish outfit Mäkelä Auto Tuning, the same firm that built the ice speed record-setting Bentley Continental GT. This time, MAT received a mandate from the Model A's owner to restore the classic to pristine condition while giving it some extra juice. So they took the engine out of a Ford Escort BDA Cosworth Group 4 rally car and dropped it into the restored chassis. The result could very well be the ultimate sleeper: a vintage Ford that hits sixty in five flat and tops out at 124 mph. That's got to be one heck of a scary ride.
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has aluminum wheels painted to look like the stock wood spokes. it even has a 'misfire switch' on the shifter that makes the car sound like a real model A for maximum wolf in sheep's clothing appearance.


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That is WICKED. I want one.


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gotta love those pillows in the back seat...maybe for some whoopie...
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[quote author=Radar_This link=topic=101207.msg2031071#msg2031071 date=1201574052]
gotta love those pillows in the back seat...maybe for some whoopie...
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in one of the pictures they are used to hide the seat belts. but whoopie works too


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one of the coolest threads I've seen here and coolest cars in a long time....nice find.

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