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1970-1976 FORD Cortina Mk III specifications


A new Cortina for a new decade... and the MkIII was ideal for the more flamboyant and funky era that was the Seventies. The ‘Coke bottle’ styling had overtones of American Fords and there was a mass of different options; X, XL, GT or GXL anyone? And would Sir like that with an 1100, 1300, 1600 or 2000 engine in his two-door or four-door saloon or estate? In all, there were 35 variants of Cortina at its launch. Whilst its predecessor had been a MkI makeover, the MkIII was completely fresh, with new coil and wishbone suspension.

Production

  • Production:
    1,126,559
  • Price at launch:
    £700
  • Price (excellent)
    £4,000
  • Price (good):
    £3,000
  • Price (average):
    £1,500
  • Price (project):
    £600

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    12.9secs
  • Top speed:
    104.0mph
  • Power:
    98.0bhp
  • Torque:
    111.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    25.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line four
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, coil springs, wishbones, anti-roll bar
  • Suspension Rear:
    Live axle, coil springs, trailing and semi-trailing radius arms
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4267mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2577mm
  • Width:
    1702mm
  • Height:
    1321mm
  • Weight:
    965kgs

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