Crayford coachbuilders had hardly got into their stride with the Mk. I convertible with only around fifty being built on C and D registrations when Ford told Crayford there would be an 'all new' Cortina for the October 1966 Motor Show. Crayford did not want to wait up to a year to develop a Mk. II Cortina so they asked Ford if they could supply a car now for development work but were told that no pre-production cars where available and, in any case, the car was top secret until press day. They did however agree to ship, in great secrecy, a Mk. II two-door shell and all the parts in kit form. Crayford's directors and staff then began building the car at the Westerham factory and with only two weeks to go Director Jeff Smith set about converting the car into a Crayford convertible, virtually single-handed, working night and day on the project. The result was, that when the show opened on press day, The Ford Motor Company had on their stand No.143, an entire range of six, all new, Cortina saloons and GT's - but not far away on stand No.173, surrounded by a bevy of trendy dolly girls dressed in black and white chequered mini dresses, was a shiny metallic blue mink Crayford Cortina Mk.
1967 Ford Cortina GT Two Door Here's where you can enter in text. Feel free to edit, move, delete or add a different page element.Here we have a numbers matching very late manufacture 1967 Ford Cortina GT Two Door, I have owned this car forever and have carried out the most complete restoration to date, all of the hard work has been carried out and all it requires is painting to its original colour of Ermine White with a Black vinal interior, I have fully rebuilt the front and rear suspension and had all parts stripped and painted prior to reassembly, the original engine was rebuilt and is ready to be fitted, all of the cars body work has been professionally restored on a jig and a rotissary, needless to say the bodywork is in perfect condition, there is a huge history file with the car, i have spent well in excess of 30K on the car ! I now have decided to let someone else to take over the reins, as i do not have the time to complete its restoration, all bills available, my loss your gain, no offers £15,000. as is !
A genuine GT that as far as we can see has never seen a welder ! Recreated as a period rally car, she comes with twin 40 DCOE carbs and branch manifold and extensive history file. Twin fuel tanks, rally seats, twin binacle dash and retro trip fitted. Car also has a Halda speed pilot yet to be connected. Period radio modified to take Ipod for today’s comforts. A stunning car throughout. Find a better one!!! If you do then please let me know.
Top restored example in a rare correct colour. 70K miles from new Great history file with all handbooks and manuals etc.
Just arrived from the USA. Very sound body. More details on request.
Very sound 2-door Car just arrived from the USA.
Unique to the South African market, the 3.0 XLE was the top of the Cortina range over there. It is fitted with the 3.0 Essex V6 (hence the 'E') and automatic gearbox. This car is in a very original condition, even down to the paint, although I'm sure it has had some paintwork over the years. Panel fit is good all round and it still has the original wheels with the XLE hubcaps. The interior is immaculate and is the dark tan vinyl. Some modifications have been made to the suspension including springs and bushes to make the handling more secure. A very rare car, I have not seen another in the UK, and don't know even if there are any others!
Here we have a genuine 1966 Airflow 1500 GT with matching numbers. Subject to full restoration some 10 years ago the car has been in a private collection since. Presented in Alan Mann racing colours this car is truly in magnificent condition. We have a pictorial record of the car before and during restoration and the car has stood up well which is indicative of the standard of the work that was carried out. The car is pretty much standard apart from the addition of slightly later 1600E reclining seats and the Minilite style wheels, neither of these items compromise the car. Driving extremely well it would be hard to find a car and restore for the asking price of this beauty. Good MK1 GT Cortina's are appreciating in line with the Lotus's more so the 2 door's making this car a gold chip investment for the discerning collector.
This original 1965 Ford Lotus Cortina Left Hand Drive Rally Conversion was restored in 1992 and having FIA identity from 1993. Currently finished in white with green stripe the car can be rallied or raced.