29 convertibles built from 1966 to 1973
7-liter V8 engine by Ford
345 horsepower, Rear-wheel-drive
0-60 mph in less than 6.0 seconds
Top speed: 140 mph +
Designed by Frua
96 inch wheelbase / 174 inch length
3,143 pound weight
4-speed manual or 3-speed automatic transmission
Its purity of style and eager handling meant that the original 'Duetto' Spider became hugely trendy after its launch in 1966. Its image was boosted further when a young Dustin Hoffman drove one in The Graduate.
The Ford Anglia Super featured successful use of relatively large engine in a small car. Over-square 4-cylinder engine front mounted driving the rear wheels through an all-synchromesh 4-speed gearbox. Independent front suspension by coil springs and MacPherson struts; anti-roll bar. Live axle on half eliptic leaf springs at rear. Recirculating ball steering. Drum brakes. Two door four seater. Exterior: Baked enamel paintwork, electrocoated primer, chrome stainless steel and aluminum trim. Interior: Carpets, spring and foam seats covered with P.V.C., P.V.C. headlining, P.V.C. covered padded medal facia, P.V.C. door trim.