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'Best design still comes from Italy', one says at Ford and invests in a study of the Officine Stammpaggi Industriali in Turin. This creates in relatively short time a well-formed body on the basis of the complete technique of 20 M TS. Unfortunately this also includes the underbody with leaf spring rigid axles. The four-seat coupe gets with light changes (eg at the rims), the release for series production.
The Ford OSI is a bit heavier and more aerodynamic than the base car. It has dual lamps, each equipped with double filament bulbs. Nevertheless all four light only with high beam. And its electrical system still works with 6 volts. The dashboard can not keep pace with the exterior. It still has a tachometer and four additional instruments, but all are relatively small and seem a bit thrown together. One can also argue about whether a six-cylinder with a single carburetor and this deep rated speed at all needs a tachometer. All in all the OSI is uncomplicated like any Ford.
Today no one badmouthes it. He is considered to be the super sports car, which it really would have to be according to its design. Very few know anything about the Ford engineering. No badge tells the origin. At that time, Ford looks for a car that the customer attracts in the store. Thereby it's not a bad car purchase, if one disregard the rust problems after five to seven years.
It's the end time of the Karmann-Ghia. Honest simple fare in exciting shell is popular. Unfortunately, the cooperation exists between Ford and OSI only 2 years, then comes the Capri. Again a car under whose sporty shell rests brave technology. OSI has hoped for a longer cooperation and expanded, what now means the final out. And if the Capri really is more beautiful ... 05/12
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