This is my ride! An beautiful 1985 Ford Del Rey.
Now, if you looked to the picture and said: “What the F*** is this?”, no problem, just click below and learn a little.
Well, looks like you’re lost.
The Ford Del Rey was built in Brazil from 1981 to 1991 and its chassis come from Ford Corcel, that why has wheel base so low (2,44 meters).
(Corcel and Del Rey side by side)
The Del Rey was a gas saver luxury car, because gasoline is expensive even to the richest guys.
Became famous by the perfection in interior, unnecessary huge doors, no torque at all and great reliability.
From factory, it comes only with two engines available: 1.6L I4 OHV (1981-1989) and 1.8L I4 SOHC (1989-1991), all 2-barrel carbureted. The transmission had FWD with manual (4 or 5 gears) or automatic (3 gears). Also was the fuel option, Gasoline (87 RON) or Ethanol (110 RON).
In Del Rey family was Pampa (Pickup) and Belina (Wagon).
The car was from my grandfather, but he get tired from take care an old car and give the ride to me.
Since then i’ve participated some classic car shows and meet a few mechanics.
Its powertrain is a reliable Ford 1555cc OHV inline 4 longitudinal powered by Ethanol and linked with an 5 manual transmission FWD.
This car is great for long trips and okay for city use but terrible at traffics.
There’s a lot to do about restoration to his old glory, but i think it will be a nice project.
Nowadays I only use at weekends to impress ladies and go to old cars shows.