Marleen's Car: Tweng
the third Kapitein Zeppos serial, Ben occasionally drives a
car owned by Marleen, the daughter of Elias. Like the cars we see
Zeppos driving, it's also something quite uncommon, a Ford Taunus
P7a RS coupe.
Taunus P7a was produced only for one year by Ford Cologne from July
1967 until July 1968. During this period, approximately 60,000 20M
P7a's rolled off the production line. However, the number of RS
coupes that were manufactured is unknown. The car was fitted with
the German Ford V6 2293 cc engine, which produced 106.5 brake
Unfortunately, European car buyers did not fall for its squared
American looks and consequently, the 20M 7Pa wasn't as successful as
its predecessor the P6. Ford Germany replaced it one year after its
introduction with the much more European styled P7b. The P7b was the
last of the M-series cars from Ford Germany and was the forerunner
of the Taunus/Cortina (TC1), which went on the market after the
merger of Ford Great Britain and Ford Germany.
1952 to 1970, all German Fords were called Taunus (named after after
the Taunus mountain range in Germany), using the model names 12M,
15M, 17M, 20M and 26M. The "M"
is said to stand for "meisterstück" (masterpiece).
The picture to the left is of the sedan version of the Ford