145 world records by a standard Ford Taunus P4 12M in 1963

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145 world records by a standard Ford Taunus P4 12M in 1963

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The article tells the story about a P4 who beats 145 records in 1963. The Ford droves 142 days nonstop, 24 hours a day, day and night. After the record, the car has been driven 358.273 Kilometer. Many of this records are not be beaten until now!

In the 111th night, the driver began to sleep behind the steering wheel and the car crashed. Mechanics fixed the wreck in a few hours with spare parts they did have at the track and the race continued. The wreck looks terrible, but the engines was running. So the P4 was been driven into history.

Believe it or not, the wreck is still be driving today. Meanwhile the Ford-Taunus-Club Taunusmania in France is the owner of this car:
https://www.taunusmania.com/

Story of the P4 record car:
https://taunusp4.wordpress.com/2013/11/ ... -ps-motor/

1963 cinnema commerical with english subtitles:
http://www.12mp4.de/video-cinema-eng.html

The '63 P4 “in actionâ€￾ today:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwhLL38 ... e=youtu.be
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbVexwa ... e=youtu.be

So, which car is driving today after all like this ?

A designers offers nice stickers and shirts of the P4 for owners of this kind of car too:
http://www.12mp4.de/12m-p4-shirts.html
http://www.12mp4.de/12m-p4-sticker.html
http://www.12mp4.de/about--contact.html

Hope, he developed stuff for a P7 someday too :-)

Greetings
Harry
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Ford P7b
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