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Ford Anglia 105E Torino was a car derived from
the Ford Anglia 105E by the Italian arm of
Ford during 1964 and 1965.
Although the Ford Anglia 105E was a
good seller in Italy; it was Italy's best selling
import in 1960 and 1961; the raked rear window
and fins soon becaome unfashionable and demand
for the car dropped alarmingly. The president of
Ford Italiana was convinced that the raked rear
window had to go and so a new design was
Ford Anglia 105E Torino used the chassis, doors,
windscreen and all the mechanical parts of the
Anglia 105E Saloon, but the outer body was of
an all new design.
new design was drawn up by Michelotti and built
by Officina Stampaggi Industriala (O.S.I)
Italian design did away with the protruding
headlights, rear wings and sloping rear screen
(All the attributes that made the Anglia unique
and desirable) and replaced them with a more
"European" influenced body.
In reality the car was made
to resemble a small, rather bland boxy saloon,
which was somewhat limited by the use of the
narrow Ford Anglia chassis.
Torino's were sold
either with the standard 997cc engine and
carburettor or as the Torino S which also had the
997cc engine, but this time sporting a
downdraught dual-choke Weber 28/36DCD carburettor
and a four branch tubular exhaust manifold.
The Italians were hoping to
sell the car around Europe as an alternative to
the standard Ford Anglia 105E saloon, but their
attempts to export the car to other European
Countries never really got off the ground,
although it was sold in Belgium, Holland and
to this, the Italians reputation for poor build
quality and other problems that plagued the car,
sales were never what Ford had hoped for.
Production continued until the end of 1967 with
the Torino also being eventually assembed by Ford
number of Torino's sold in Italy was 1965 : 2847,
in 1966 : 4220, in 1967 : 2032,
in 1968 : 897 and in 1969 only 11.
The total number of Ford
Anglia 105E Torino's built is unknown, but the
number sold in Italy was 10,007
This makes the
Ford Anglia 105E Torino quite a rare variant of
the Anglia family.