I've had two, both with 1600 xflows I'm em, 90mph is gonna be maximum speed, but they are quite light so handle and accelerate all right. My first one was a really early one, based on an Anglia rather than an escort and it looked like a proper willys, the later oned have arch extensions and longer front wings. Always great fun, make sure the chassis isnt rusty, and electrics can be iffy, but both are easy to fix.
Volvo back as my main squeeze, more boost and some interior goodies on the way.
They had to change the name to Geep to avoid legal action. Funnily enough though, Dutton never sued Ford for the use of the name "Sierra"!
Actually, they did.
Ford tried to claim sole rights to the Sierra name, Dutton weren't happy, lots of legal wrangling ensued. The judge eventually decided that both manufacturers could call their products Sierra, on the stance that kit cars and mass-produced cars weren't the same thing. Dutton got lots of publicity and their costs paid. ;D
I was going o say they were made in Chichester as we had a caraven down that way when i was younger and there was always an orange/yellow shell on the roof of their building just to the side of the main road.
Their poster advertising up there states this, although no idea if they are still there, when i past it 2 weeks ago the shell was no longer there so i have no idea.
OAP drifta Volvo 340,Williams power 1960 Beetle twin 40's 1776cc