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Ford was the first British manufacturer to fit front wheel disc brakes as standard equipment in a medium priced saloon car. The self adjusting 9 " discs are combined with drum brakes on the rear axle.The Girling front disc brakes are equal to their task of stopping this 1020 kg car with a minimum of fuss. The only time they are fading is when repeated stops are made from high speed. As the frontbrakes have no supporting servo, a high pedal pressures are needed. Nevertheless, the performance of the front disc brake system increases the car's safety.

In addition to that, the integrally constructed body, dual headlights, and the low centre of gravity with a 50:50 weight distribution on front and rear wheels are responsible for more safety and roadholding.

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