The second incarnation of the Cortina was designed by Roy Haynes and was launched on 18th October 1966. One of the best loved versions of that Cortina appeared in 1967, the 1600E, which was introduced at the Paris Motor Show in October of that year. The mechanical specification included an 88bhp, 1600cc Cortina GT engine which achieved a fuel consumption of 25 miles per gallon. Following on from the enormous success of the Lotus Cortina Mk. I, Ford introduced the Cortina-Lotus Mk. II in 1967 with the famous Lotus twin cam engine now giving 109bhp. Ford renamed the Lotus version the Cortina-Lotus, due to its manufacture at Ford's Dagenham plant in Essex. This came about through their move from Cheshunt to Hethel in 1966. As an aside, the well-known stripe that adorns the Ford Cortina-Lotus models was never applied by the factory and was made a dealer option only. This 1968 Ford Cortina Lotus Mk. II was subject to a complete restoration in the late 1980's at which time the original body shell was found to be beyond repair so a replacement was found and the car was rebuilt using all the original components. The last owner purchased the car in 2000 and has kept it in very good conditio
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.
1964 Ford Consul Cortina MK 1 1500 Super Pre-Airflow Model. Platinum Grey with Red upholstery. A lovely MK 1 Cortina that are becoming increasingly rare nowadays, this car retains all of its original features including oval park lights, front bench seat, heater and column change gear lever. The original Ford radio is still fitted to the car. Originally to be called Ford Consul 225, the car was launched as the Consul Cortina until a modest facelift in 1964, after which it was sold simply as the Cortina. Launched in January 1963 the 1500 Super was immediately identified by the chrome tapered strips along the side flutes. This MK 1 is still in super condition and drives without fault, the engine is very strong and the all syncromesh gearbox changes as it should. It starts on the button and runs very sweetly. A great investment and a real rarity to find one in this condition. Absolutely any inspection is welcome. Viewing is highly recommended and we know you won't be disappointed. All major debit and credit cards accepted. Please contact us for any further information. Delivery can be arranged.
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.
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.