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Old 11-01-2012, 02:22 PM   #12
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Default Re: 33 Phaeton questions from Sri Lanka

If the car was sold new in Ceylon, it likely was manufactured in Canada given that Ceylon was part of the British Commonwealth (of which Ford of Canada held the marketing rights except in the British Isles and Ireland) via Ford of India (also a Ford of Canada subsidiary at that time). Its sourcing had nothing to do with whether it was LHD or RHD and while the records of such information are long lost, Ford U.S. likely produced at least as many if not more RHD vehicles than did Ford of Canada as Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, Japan, and Sweden (all RHD countries at the time) were served by the U.S. parent company.

In any event, the engine number on the flywheel housing and frame rail adjacent to the firewall will likely begin with the letter 'C', indicating Canadian sourcing.
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