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classic ford of the year 2017

The end of the year is drawing closer, which can only mean one thing – it’s Classic Ford Of The Year 2017 time! The nominees for this year have just been announced, and you can find out which of the 12 cars we’ve featured this year you can vote for below. Happy votings!

classic ford of the year 2017
Car A. Mk3 Capri

Owner: Danny Cleghorn
Featured: September 2017
That simple Mineral Blue exterior hides a sorted ST170 engine on throttle bodies. A proper homebuilt car that oozes understated power and class.

classic ford of the year 2017
Car B. Cortina GT

Owner: Jerry Peters
Featured: March 2017
Overpowered and over there… Jerry’s Mk1 could only have been built in the USA, with Ford V8 power, Mustang suspension and a fuel cell hidden in a wooden trunk in the boot.

classic ford of the year 2017
Car C. Sierra XR4x4

Builder: Daniel Hallam
Featured: December 2016
Owned by Daniel’s Dad, Pete, it was down to Daniel to spend an intense 9 months bringing this XR4x4 back to the road and shows. It’s perfect in every way.

classic ford of the year 2017
Car D. Mk1 Fiesta

Owner: Lawrence Darcy
Featured: March 2017
Lawrence’s bike-engined Fiesta isn’t the first, but it’s arguably one of the best-finished and engineered, and sounds and handles like no other Mk1.

classic ford of the year 2017
Car E. Mk1 Escort

Builders: Escort Tec
Featured: Summer 2017
With a spec list to die for, Escort Tec’s Darran and Mark created this bubble-arched Tarmac terror for a customer with a full-house 2.3-litre HT Racing Pinto and straight paint a mile deep.

classic ford of the year 2017
Car F. Mk3 Cortina

Owner: Jayne Gilmour
Featured: July 2017
A true Homebuilt Hero, Jayne’s 2.1 Pinto-powered two-door Cortina is built bulletproof for endurance events and wears its inspired yellow-and-red Kodachrome livery proudly.

classic ford of the year 2017
Car G. Anglia 105E

Owner: Scott Jefferies
Featured: November 2016
Period perfect on the outside, Scott took a different line under the bonnet with a suitably-dressed and worked 1600 Zetec SE motor. Different and effective.

classic ford of the year 2017
Van H. Mk2 Transit

Owner: Martin Hammond
Featured: August 2017
One of only a handful of Clubmobils in the UK, Martin had his work cut out restoring this rare Mk2 back to its former glory. It took a full-on two-and-a-half years to rebuild, and it shows.

classic ford of the year 2017
Car I. Escort Sport

Owner: Nathan Mills
Featured: October 2017
A seldom-seen 1300 version, Nathan’s restored Signal Orange Mk2 is factory-correct in every way, and all the better for it. A proper crowd-pleaser.

classic ford of the year 2017
Car J. Mk2 Cortina

Owner: Jamie Wright
Featured: November 2016
With its stealth paint and wheels, Jamie’s Mk2 plays tricks on more modern machinery, and rest-assured the 390 bhp Cosworth YB engine and semi-spaceframe set-up mean it takes no prisoners.

classic ford of the year 2017
Van K. Escort Van

Owner: Glenn Grant
Featured: August 2017
Not a custom Mk2 commercial, but a rare Australian factory Sundowner variant, given a twist with a turbocharged Pinto and clever chassis mods.

classic ford of the year 2017
Car L. Anglia 105E

Owner: Nick Horridge
Featured: March 2017
As far as restored, standard Anglias go, Nick’s 1962 Deluxe has to be one of finest on the scene. He went to ridiculous lengths to ensure every area was exquisitely finished.

How To Vote
Choose the car you want to vote for from the selection above, then head over to our Classic Ford Of The Year 2017 Polldaddy poll and click on your favourite.

Voting closes November 10, 2017.

The Classic Ford Of The Year 2017 will be revealed in the January 2018 issue of Classic Ford, on sale December 1, 2017.

Thanks for voting!