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  • Granada Mk2 buyer’s guide

    Granada Mk2 buyer’s guide

    15th January 2022

    With its modern lines and proven underpinnings, the Granada Mk2 offered an affordable luxury saloon in the days before the German brands took the market. Here’s how to buy one. When Ford pulled the wraps off its Mk2 Granada in…

  • Cortina Mk4 and Mk5 buying guide

    Cortina Mk4 and Mk5 buying guide

    8th January 2022

    Having started the 1970s with a boxy Cortina, Ford would end the decade in much the same way. Here’s how to find a good Cortina Mk4 or Mk5. The Mk3 Cortina’s Detroit-inspired ‘Coke bottle’ design might have still been bang…

  • Ford Capri Mk1 buying guide

    Ford Capri Mk1 buying guide

    4th January 2022

    Often overshadowed by V6 versions, the early four-cylinder Ford Capri Mk1 makes for a great classic. Here’s how to buy one Ford might have touted the Mk1 Capri as ‘The Car you always promised yourself’ on its February 1969 launch,…

  • Escort Mk5 and Mk6 16-valve buying guide

    Escort Mk5 and Mk6 16-valve buying guide

    23rd December 2021

    Initially panned by the press, sporty models and the addition of 16-valve engines helped liven up the Escort Mk5 range to the point of critical acclaim. Here’s what you need to know. Bodywork It’s a 1990s Ford, and 1990s Ford…

  • Classic Tech: Buying Used Tuning Parts

    Classic Tech: Buying Used Tuning Parts

    1st July 2021

    What to look for if you’re going down the second-hand route to more power for your classic Ford — here’s our guide to buying used tuning parts. Unless you’re loaded, there’s no way you can build a classic Ford from…

  • The Top 10 Classic Ford Project Cars

    The Top 10 Classic Ford Project Cars

    9th September 2020

    Here’s your favourite affordable classic Ford project cars, with one or two surprises! Mk4 Escort For: Plentiful and cheap Against: ’80s grey interiors Proof that late ’80s classic Fords are really starting to pick up, just nudging in at number…

  • Spotter’s Guide To The Mk1 Sierra

    Spotter’s Guide To The Mk1 Sierra

    12th May 2020

    Know your Ghia from your GL with our complete guide to the Mk1 Sierra. Base ENGINE CAPACITY: 1294cc, 1593cc or 2304cc (derv) YEARS PRODUCED: 1982 to 1986 PRICE WHEN NEW: £4783 (1300 Saloon) Known simply as Sierra Saloon, Ford was…

  • Tech: How To Buy Used Alloy Wheels

    Tech: How To Buy Used Alloy Wheels

    6th May 2020

    Whether it’s alloys or split-rims, buying aftermarket wheels can be minefield. Neil ‘the wheel’ Boath leads us safely through with this guide to how to buy used alloy wheels. Wheels are probably the most important aspect of a classic Ford —…

  • Mk3 Escort Buying Guide

    Mk3 Escort Buying Guide

    30th April 2020

    With the Mk3 Escort celebrating 40 years in 2020, there’s no better time to buy this classic Ford. If you’re going to take the plunge, Classics World’s Joe Miller’s here to tell you everything you need to look out for…