Ford Taunus (History and Best Models of Legendary Model)

Ford Taunus takes its name from the mountains in Germany. It has achieved significant success by producing the legendary model for 55 years from 1939 to 1994.

Ford Taunus G93A

ford taunus g93a
Ford Taunus g93a

Taunus G93a was the first model produced between 1939 and 1942. It had 4 rows, 1172 cc cylinders, and 34 Hp engines. The model called Buckeltaunus was produced until 1949 without any change.

Ford Taunus "Buckel", 1939 - 1940
Taunus “Buckel”, 1939 – 1940

Ford Taunus 17m, 12m, 20m 

ford taunus 17m
Taunus 17m
ford taunus 17m 1957-1960
Taunus 17m, 1957-1960

It was produced in;

Taunus 12M (G13) (1952-1959)

Taunus 15M

Taunus 15M (1955-1959), 20M, ford 20m

Ford Taunus 20m 1964
Taunus 20m, 1964

The letter “M” used in Ford model extensions such as 10 M, 15 M -17 M or Ford 26 M; means “Meisterstück” in other words “Masterpiece” in German.

Ford Taunus 1960

ford taunus 1960
Taunus 1960
ford taunus 17m, 1961
Taunus 17m, 1961

Ford Taunus 1970

The first model produced entirely with savings in mind, was produced in 1969 – 1970. It was a short car and a narrow car. Its weight was featherweight compared to Opel and Mercedes. So it was called Badewanne (Bath Tub) in Germany.

Ford Taunus Gxl

The name “TURLINER”, identified with SWs, was used for the first time in P3. The rear tailgate of the SWs produced between 1960-62 was opened downward and was inserted into the Baggage Cover by a rear glass jack mechanism. This was a practice that was unique to those years (the Chevrolet Implan’s SWs were the same in 1960-64).

1962 station wagon
Taunus Station Wagon

The rear taillights were located at the corners of the ceiling. The SWs produced after 1962 also took the shape of the torch cap today, the glass was fixed and the rear stops were placed in the corners like the front signals. The rear brakes are the drum, the front brakes are the standard disc on 8/62, the 8/62 17-M TS Standard 8/63, the front brakes on all P3s.

Ford Taunus 1975

Taunus 1975
Ford Taunus 1975

Although the front seat was one-piece, 4-speed (3-speed Americans in those years), there was a stylish center console above the transmission. Automatic choke was applied for the first time in all models produced from 8/63. The 17M TS 1.8 (Flat Engine) produced 75 Hp and reached its maximum speed in 150 km / h, 100 km / h in 14.5 seconds. Produced under the names P1-P2-P3-P4-P5-P6-P7A-B sri. In 1971, the P series ended with Legend 26 M.

Models after the M series were simply called Taunus.

Ford Taunus 1980

Ford Taunus 2.0

The car, which has versions 1.3-1.6-2.0 (2.0 V6 and OHC), was presented to the consumers beloved as SW, Limousin, Coupe. The first Convertible Model of Taunus, which was started to be produced in Argentina at the same time, was produced in this country due to the climate. The Coupe version, which is produced only with a slight change to the Argentine front side TC-3 and the TC-1 behind it, made European enthusiasts jealous. 

Ford Taunus GT

Ford Taunus Gt
Taunus GT
Taunus GT Coupe
Taunus GT Coupe

Production continued after 1986 in Turkey. 1.6 version of Taunus with 1.6 and 2.0 OHC engine options was 5 Hp more than Taunus in other countries. From Taunus S (1988), 5th Gear has taken place in all 1.6s as Standard. And this legendary car was produced in 1994 for the last time and took its place in the history of automotive.

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