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MikeKanterakis
12-07-2007, 01:35 AM
Ok SC'ers, here's a treat. I was going through some old boxes and found a photo of my dad on the test track at Ford. He said that the bird in the picture is a revision of the SC that's about 75% of the way to the final product. You'll notice that the mirrors, rims, side molding, front bumper and headlight lenses are a bit off. The picture was taken back in 1986.

The black and white spots are all about the amount of tilt of the car as it's going into the corner. He said he was "testing" the pack-nuts he was designing that hold the half-shafts to the rear knuckles; but, I think he's smiling pretty big in that shot. I know I would be too. ;)

sinhumane
12-07-2007, 02:04 AM
thats pretty cool... those look like teh porsche rims that are on the AWD sc.. hmmm.

Merlon
12-07-2007, 02:12 AM
theres some meat on those rims in the rear.

and the headlights are a little more low profile.

so was it supercharged??? :cool:

and theres something wierd about the door...i dont know what...its smaller i think. the keyhole is a little lower as well

tydlwavs
12-07-2007, 02:12 AM
That's a very cool picture. Thanks for sharing!