The first series-produced German family touring car with four side doors and one rear door
– 1.7 liter V4 petrol engine with 4-speed gearbox with column shift
– Reimported from France in 2017
– 2 vehicle owners in Germany
– Owned by the current owner since May 2022
– The equipment was supplemented by a right outside mirror, a shelf,
chrome hubcaps, a fire extinguisher and Sachs shock absorbers
– On a good basis, the body, the chassis and the technology were completely revised.
– The underbody was blasted, the axle parts overhauled and painted, the engine re-sealed
– The body is partially reworked and painted
– The interior is in good condition with a light patina
– Owners manual and Classic Data appraisal 2+ overall condition
– German registration, admission as historic vehicle + valid technical control (MOT) until 05/2024
The P5 is a true masterpiece.
The Taunus P5 represents the fifth generation of the Ford works in Cologne after World War II. This vehicle was manufactured from August 1964 to December 1967. The model designations were Taunus 17M and Taunus 20M. The designation “M” stands for masterpiece. The car was available in a two- or four-door version and as a three- or five-door station wagon with the model name of Tournament. The range of engines extended to V4 engines from 1.5 liters with 44 kW (60 hp) and 1.7 liters with 48 kW (65 hp) or 51.5 kW (70 hp) (17M). The four-cylinder V-cylinder developed by Ford (Marathon designation) has already proven its qualities with a world record marathon. The previous model, the “bathtub” was still on the line of reason. The successor, the P5, the “big tub” was supposed to bring glamor and American flair to the middle class. True to the motto of the economic miracle: “Prosperity for everyone”. The internal code name for the 17M and 20M series, alias lobster and lobster instead of herring, also matched this. Technical director at Ford Jules A. Gutzeit assigned the codenames Languste for the popular, innovative V4 cylinder and Hummer for fine V6 power.