TE50 or TE56 ???
I ust don't get the names they've used for the Tickford cars. WIth as much emotion and almost as many digits as a Datsun 120Y, the name TE50 is a branding challenge.
So why did they chose the number 50 to include in all the models? One would assume it was because of the 5.0 Litre capacity of the engines. But the 5.6 seems to have proven that wrong.
So what's the go here?
Have FTE dumped the 'metric capacity' name now in order to continue building the brand name? Or did they name the TE50, TS50 and TL50 for some other reason?
So what's my opinion? Well, I think the strength of the TE, TS and TL would have been able to stand on their own. I am of the opinion that TE56, TS56 and TL56 would have been more appropriate names to give the new Tickfords.
So what arguments are there, other than brand name recognition, that could lead to keeping the number 50?