1965 Ford Cortina GT MK1
• Rarely Seen European MKI Ford Cortina GT!
• Incredible Restoration!
• 1.5L OHV Kent 4 Cylinder!
• Manual Transmission
The Ford Cortina is a car built by Ford of Britain in various guises from
1962 to 1982, and was the United Kingdom's best-selling car of the 1970s.
The Cortina was produced in five generations (Mark I through to Mark V,
although officially the last one was called the Cortina 80) from 1962 until
MotoeXotica Classic Cars is thrilled to offer a rarely seen Ford from all
the way across the Pond! This 1965 Ford Cortina GT comes to us from a
prominent, private collection and has benefitted from an incredible, nut &
bolt restoration. This is one of the coolest European cars we've had in our
showroom in a long time and it's well worth a good look!
Finished in Monaco Red, the paint is in absolutely breathtaking condition.
We are hard pressed to find imperfections to the paint or even the body.
The body is extremely straight and solid. The chrome and bright work is
also in excellent condition. This Cortina shows very well and is sure to
turn heads, not only because it's so incredibly restored but also because
it's very rare that one sees a Cortina GT out and about!
The interior is very clean and simple. The black upholstery is in beautiful
condition and you will notice that there are late racing seats installed.
The carpet, door panels and headliner are all in comparable condition. The
color matched dashboard and dash pad are in wonderful condition, showing no
signs of fading or cracking. The dashboard houses a set of Auto Meter
Phantom gauges (Oil Pressure, Water Temperature, Fuel Level, Voltage) and
the original Ford Cortina speedometer and tachometer. These all look
awesome. There is also an aftermarket AM/FM/CD player as well.
Under the hood, you'll find that the engine bay is fresh and tidy. The
later model Mark II 1600, overhead valve, Kent 4-cylinder (casting #681F
6015DA) starts up easily and runs excellent! Upon the engine is what
appears to be an original two barrel carburetor and headers. The main
wiring harness has also been cleaned up by a Painless Performance kit.
Matched to the engine is a manual transmission, making this Cortina a blast
to drive! It has power front disc brakes and it sits upon a set of 13"
8-spoke, gunmetal Midland Wheels wrapped in a set of new 185/60R13 tires
that look great.
It's already very hard to find a Cortina GT; it's MUCH harder to find one
in condition such as this! The VIN is 3A77EG79301 and the mileage currently
shows 86,219. It is being sold on a clean and clear title. GET OUT AND
mk2 cortina savage
a true bilt not bought car full bare shell rebuild. 95% compleated car
built by my dad.
Auction of 1963 Lotus Cortina 8515 UN
This Lotus Cortina was offered on Thursday 22 March 2012, by Dorset Vintage
& Classic Auctions (http://www.dvca.co.uk/) at The Gartell Light Railway,
Common Lane, Yenston, Templecombe, Somerset, BA8 0NB.
Part of the sales brochure reads : "...this rare, early 'Extra Special
Equipment' example was originally raced by Ford Main Dealers Messrs Francis
Garage Ltd of Colwyn Bay, who were the first registered owners of the motor
car. The Lotus Cortina was then purchased by the current custodian's uncle,
who became the car's second owner. His wife found the competition clutch
too heavy, so sold the Lotus Cortina to his brother, who in turn allowed
his son (the current custodian) to learn to drive and ultimately pass his
test in it. 8515 UN was dry stored from 1971 until it was inherited by the
current owner, who moved the motor car into his own workshops.
In 2001, the decision was made to carry out a brief, light renovation of
the Lotus Cortina. However, as is usually the case with these situations,
the light renovation turned into a major restoration which took four years;
even the nuts and bolts were carefully cleaned with a toothbrush for
We are told that the body was completely refurbished and the engine
rebuilt; the gearbox and drive train were stripped and checked, and the
steering was overhauled. The interior front seats were reupholstered (the
rear seat remains in excellent condition), and a new headlining and carpets
were fitted. The instruments and switches were all original and working, so
did not require attention at the time, but at present the rev counter does
not return to zero and the temperature gauge will require a new capillary
tube. We are assured that the radiator has been replaced and a new battery
fitted. At present, the motor car is fitted with Minilite road wheels, but
the original steel wheels will be supplied with the motor car, together
with some spare parts. Regrettably, the front quarter bumpers and brackets
8515 UN has been enjoyed since the restoration was completed in 2005.
Regrettably, it has now become available due to health reasons.
Documentation in the file includes the original RF60 registration book, the
V5C registration certificate, invoices, photographs, correspondence,
various workshop manuals, a Lotus Cars Ltd spare parts list and a quantity
of MOT test certificates (including the current, which expires 28.2.2013),
together with a Shell lubrication wallet, containing the running costs of
the Lotus Cortina from 10.2.1967 until 10.9.1967.
A rare opportunity to purchase an exceptional motor car, which has been in
the current family ownership for forty-six years."
Hammer price was £42,500 plus buyer's premium (plus VAT).
1968 Ford Cortina Mk II Savage Race Car for Sale
Visit http://www.leftcoastclassics.com/1968-ford-cortina-gt-racecar/ to see
this 1968 Ford Cortina Mk II Savage Essex Race Car for sale from Left Coast
Classics in Sonoma California.
This 1968 Ford Cortina Mk II Savage Essex Race Car is nicely built, never
tracked and ready to race. Powered by a Ford Scorpio 2.9L V6 24V Cosworth
Engine with Cosworth Head producing over 300HP, shifting via a 5 speed
gearbox. Jaguar MkII 3.54 ratio power-lock differential; two sets of
Revolution wheels; 15x8 with 4" offsets. Disc brakes all around, front and
rear 2 inch shortened springs.
Take a look at the full description as well as photo slide show at the link
above and then give me a call to get your hands on this fun vintage racing
A Reputable and Lavish Ford Cortina Mk2 1600E with Just 64,346 Miles From New - SOLD!
SIMILAR WANTED PLEASE CALL 01733 425140
A reputable and lavish Ford Cortina Mk2 1600E with just 64,346 miles from
Steel integral construction, safety glass all round, zero torque anti-burst
locks, air extraction vents, safety styled door handles/window winders,
twin-tone horns, sealed beam headlamps, front circular driving lamps, twin
reversing lamps, spare wheel cover, wooden fascia and upper door cappings,
fully reclining front bucket seats, bucket style rear seating with fold
down armrest, padded dashtop, safety passenger vanity mirror, four pod
central gauge cluster comprising, oil pressure, fuel gauge, engine
temperature, ammeter. Seat belt stowage points, cigar lighter, branded
aluminium scuff plates, 3-spoke sports steering wheel, extra sound
insulation, electric clock.
This beautiful 1600E is finished in Ford Ermine White (code BA) and boasts
a pure bright shine. There is evidence of remedial paintwork having been
completed throughout the car in order to maintain the high standard of
finish. There is however an isolated area to the bottom of each front wing
where the paint has started to lift, visible upon very close inspection
only. The paint is crazed along the seam joining the front wings to the
scuttle panel. This example is incredibly sound structurally with no
evidence of weld repairs to the underside and none being required. The
exterior trim, bumpers and extra 1600E ornamentation is intact and in
excellent order, aside from very minor pitting to the chrome work on the
bumpers and slight dulling to the headlamps surrounds. All glass areas and
lights are in excellent order, including the twin reversing lamps standard
only on the 1600E model. Collectively a hugely commendable classic Ford
exterior, with the added desirable 1600E kudos.
The interior of this classic Cortina is truly awe-inspiring. The
sculptured front and rear bucket seats are trimmed in black PVC (code B635)
and remain in remarkable condition with no wear to the coverings. The
seats have retained all integrity and shape, as have the matching door
cards. The real walnut fascia and door cappings are in excellent order,
aside from very negligible age related wear to the upper surface of the
door cappings. All gauges housed in the stunning fascia are clear and
fully operational, as are all other interior functions and controls.
Replacement carpeting has been added and freshen up the overall interior
feel, however the carpeting joins underneath the seats are not perfect, but
do not detract at all from the impressive cabin offered with this example.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The 1600E is fitted with the high performance version of the 1600cc cross
flow engine with a higher compression ratio so producing 93bhp at 5400rpm.
This gives a top speed of 96mph and 0-60 in 11.8 seconds. A full engine
rebuild has been carried out including conversion to use unleaded fuel.
The 4-speed transmission has a light short shift action.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The 5 ½ inch rim styled wheels with painted rims and chromed spiders are
in used condition and are shod in 165 SR13 tyres. The hydraulically
operated and servo assisted brakes stop the car safely offering driver
Photographic documentation of a body restoration and engine rebuild will
offer the next owner of this executive Cortina assurance of a sound, usable
example. The vehicle has had seven former keepers and comes with various
invoices and old MOT records. The vehicle was sold by KGF Classic Cars in
July 2013 to avid classic car collector Mr D Conway where it has formed
part of an extensive collection. Mr Conway's enthusiasm for classic cars
never falters, and his desire to sporadically refresh his fleet has given
KGF Classic Cars the privileged task of finding a new keeper for this
fantastic Ford Cortina.
MOT July 2014, Tax exempt, HPI Clear, Approved Used Car Check Certificate.
Ford Lotus Cortina - Fifth Gear Legends
Graham gets behind the wheel of a sixties icon as he tells the story of the
Ford Lotus Cortina and explains why it's one of our favourite fast saloon
cars of all time.
Ford Cortina V8 twin turbo wins MSB - ProFab / Dandy Engines
ProFab Motorsport Fabrications Joe Gauci has taken out the Modified Street
Blown class at the APSA Pro Street Shootout at Sydney Dragway. The Ford
Cortina is powered by a Dandy Engines twin turbo 372ci small block Windsor V8 engine.
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Music: Severed Fifth
Ford Cortina Mk I Testing - 1962
This 1962 film shows the brand new Ford Cortina Mark I - "a small car with
a big difference" - being tested at the British Army's Fighting Vehicles
Test Ground. The statistics reveal the car to have an acceleration of 0-60
MPH in a mighty 25 seconds. The eagle-eyed among you will spot that the car
is badged "Consul 225", a name that never made it on to a production model.