Joe Gauci's turbocharged Ford Cortina is one of the toughest street cars in the country and flies the flag for the turbo racers in the Modified Street ranks.
A previous national event winner and a racer with some 20 years drag racing experience, Joe uses the knowledge and resources gained through running Profab Motorsport Fabrications to send his 200-inch straight-six-cylinder Ford motor down the quarter mile quicker than any other car of its type.
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
CYCOV8 the little Cortina that was
The story of CYCOV8, the trials and tribulations of a little Cortina that
lived life on the limiter. Burnouts, powerskids, drag racing and cruises
were it's specialty for so long.
However as they say, live on the limiter, die on the limiter!
Lotus Cortina Mk1 Onboard - Saturday Race, VRG Turkey Bowl 2012
Green flag drops at about 3:40!
Feel free to check out some of my channel's other racing videos too!
This is my second race of the weekend in my 1965 Lotus Cortina Mk1. I
arrived to the grid late, so I had a lot of work to do to work through
traffic. It was a lot of fun, and I advanced from 15th to 1st!
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 4L turbo ~ WILDTC
Vince's immaculate trophy winning Ford Cortina TC hits the Dyno for the first time. The car
is powered by a straight gas Tunnel Vision Ford SOHC 4L engine and Garrett
GT42R turbo, Preston Automatics C4
3-speed trans and a Borg Warner rear end. The super clean Ford also made it
to the Top 60 at the Summernats car festival.
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