Meet the 1971 Ford Transit Supervan

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What do you get when you take a 1971 British-issue Ford Transit full size van, add a racing spec 5.0L V8 engine with 435 horsepower, a racing transmission, a custom chassis that puts the engine in the back, GT40 disc brakes, independent racing suspension and lightweight wheels wrapped in sticky racing tires?

You get what is likely the nastiest classic Ford van of all time and this week’s Throwback video features just such a vehicle – with the Gurney-powered beast blasting around a road course back in the 1970s.

The 1971 Ford Transit Supervan was sponsored by Ford of Great Britain back in the 70s, making a high performance van in an era where these big vans were at the peak of the coolness factor. We get a quick walk around of the sporty van followed by several minutes of racing footage showing the Supercar flying around a road course and cruising down the quarter mile.

Crank up your speakers and enjoy!

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