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Used Ford Taunus Cars for sale in Australia

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The history of the car begins with the 1939 pre-war Taunus model. It was produced in the form of a 2-door sedan with a 34 hp engine. and was equipped with a Solex 26 FI falling flow carburetor.

The modified Taunus Spezial had a steering column gear shift.

The maximum speed of the car reached 105 km / h. Not a very large number of cars were produced before the war.

The 1948 post-war Taunus was dubbed the "humpback" for the bizarre rear end. The displacement engine acted as a driving force.m 1.2 liters.

In 1952, the model underwent modernization and received the name "Taunus 12M". The power of this car was 38 hp. at 4250 rpm, this was enough to accelerate to 100 km / h in 35 seconds. Taunus was produced in a 2-door sedan or convertible type.

In 1953, a station wagon body appeared. They began to install a 3-speed gearbox, by 1957 it received synchronizers for all gears.

In 1954, a 4-speed gearbox appeared as an option.

In 1955, the Taunus 15M was released, equipped with a 1.5 liter power unit. with a camshaft. PoppyThe maximum speed of the vehicle was 130 km / h.

In 1957, a new model of a higher class than the "Taunus 15M" appeared, the Ford "Taunus 17M" This car had a 1.7-liter engine with a capacity of 60 hp. The car was equipped with a MacPherson type suspension. The rear suspension on semi-elliptical springs had telescopic shock absorbers. Sedan and station wagon bodies were produced.

In 1959, the Taunus 12M was updated. The shape of the hood has become simpler, the turn signals are now located on the radiator grille and there is a noticeable increase ifquality of moldings. In the technical part, only the engine has changed: instead of the previous volume of 1.2 liters, a new 1.5 liter was installed.

In October 1960, the Taunus 17M received a new aerodynamic body shape called the "tub". The car was equipped with V4 engines (1.2 and 1.5 liters and 40, 50 and 65 hp). A 4-speed synchronized gearbox was installed. A distinctive feature of this model is the use of front-wheel drive for the first time in a Ford.

In 1963, a heating and ventilation system began to be installed on the Taunus. By this time the caril was produced with sedan (2/4 doors) and station wagon (4 doors) bodies. 520,000 cars were produced.

In 1964, a new line of Taunus 17M / 20M models appeared. Motors were installed V4 (1.5 l / 60 hp), (1.7 l / 65 and 70 hp), V6 (2.0 l / 85 and 90 hp). On the 17M model, 3 and 4 high-speed gearboxes were installed, on the 20M only 4 high-speed ones. Rear-wheel drive, MacPherson-type front suspension. The bodies of the sedan type, combi and 2-door coupe were produced.

In 1967, an updated version of Taunus appeared. The cars were equipped with more powerful engines: V4 1.7 l / 108 hp, V6 2.0 l / 125 hp.

Range of power units popolied: V6 2.3 l / 125 hp / 5500 rpm and V6 2.5 l / 125 hp / 5300 rpm. The 2.6 engine was standardly aggregated with an automatic transmission, but a manual 5-speed one could also be ordered.

In 1970, the Taunus lineup was joined by coupe cars.

Modern 4-cylinder engines with overhead camshaft driven by a toothed belt are being installed. At that time, the toothed belt was not common in the global automotive industry.

At the same time, Ford Europe designed a new monocoque body. Its length was 1700 mm,and the height of 1362 mm, this ratio of height and width made the silhouette of the car squat. Accordingly, in comparison with the previous generation, the wheelbase has also increased.

The company offered several versions of the Taunus model. The GT modification was of the greatest interest. Cars of this modification, in addition to a reinforced suspension and an anti-roll bar on the rear axle, had a characteristic instrument panel, additional devices were placed on the console. The console went into a box located between the seats above the handlesCoy parking brake. Seats were installed in the car, the headrest of which was made as one piece with the seat back.

Coup? models were distinguished by the characteristic slope of the rear of the roof, but also by the fact that it was lower than on other Taunus. The road was illuminated by two rectangular and two round additional headlights. In total, there were 35 versions of different configurations with different engines.

The use of curved side windows without vents in the design of the car became possible thanks to the use of an effective valve systemyation and heating. The heater radiator was located in the engine compartment. Thanks to this arrangement, the temperature in the cabin was controlled only by the intensity of the air flows.

In 1973, Taunus underwent restyling: the instrument panel was changed, and square headlights began to be installed under halogen lamps. In the early years of production, this model was a great success, however, by the mid-70s, the requirements for the car had changed significantly, and in January 1976 a new generation of Taunus cars came to replace it.revised both in design and in a number of technical solutions.

The body design has been significantly redesigned, becoming even simpler and stricter. Rubber pads appeared on the bumpers, the plastic radiator grille was installed with a then fashionable negative slope, and the headlights became rectangular.

Taunus was offered in the following trim levels: Standard, L, CL, GL, S and Ghia.

Gasoline engines of the Kent and Pinto families with volumes from 1.3 to 2.3 liters (from 54 to 107 hp) were installed on the car. Most Taunus were equipped with manual gearboxes, but the top-modification Ghia could installand automatic transmission.

In 1979, the last generation of Taunus appears. First of all, the changes affected the appearance of the car: the headlights with direction indicators were expanded, the shape of the rear lights and the bumper changed. The bodies of the sedan type (2/4 doors) and the station wagon were produced.

Gasoline engines were installed in volumes from 1.3 to 2.3 liters (from 58 to 114 hp).

By the way, Taunus owes its name to the famous hill near Cologne, where the headquarters and the largest European Ford plant are located.

Taunus production wouldIt was discontinued in 1982, when it was replaced by the Ford Sierra, however, in some remote factories of Ford, the model continued to be produced until 1984 (in Argentina) and even, in a slightly modernized form, until 1994 (in Turkey).

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