Cortina Mark 4 Odometer goes back to zero at 100,000 miles. Car hasn't been driven very rigorously since the 90's and just crossed the 100,000 mile mark early this year on a trip to Mayaro Beach. Original 1600 Pinto engine and drivetrain (with exception of a new propshaft) still going strong.
Ford Cortina GXL restoration PT5
Part 5 of the restoration of a MK3 Ford Cortina 1971 GXL, please see
previous videos to get a overview of works so far. Thansk for your comments
and encouragement, tips and advice. I am learning all the time.
Ford Cortina MK5
This is a part one Look at my second MK5 Ford Cortina that i have bought
and restored backed to the rode. Enjoy.
ford cortina L
just look at those curves. one of my all time favorite cars
This is the fastest mk1 Lotus Cortina in Australia and what a drive by
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).
Cortina TE test
just got this old car and thought i better test her out. Ford Cortina TE.
OLD TOP GEAR (1993), NEW FORD MONDEO, SIERRA, CORTINA & JEEPERS JAMBOREE, 1/3
The new Ford Mondeo (1993) is featured in this episode. First of all,
Michele Newman shows some of the predecessors to the Mondeo, the Mk1
Cortina, the Mk2 Cortina (1600E version), Mk3 Cortina & finally the
MK4/Mk5. Afterwards, Quentin Wilson features the Ford Sierra & explains the
plus & minus points of owning one.
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
Mk1 Lotus Cortina
Colin Ginn @ Prestige Coachwork's Clacton on Sea Essex
working on a April 1965 Mk1 Lotus cortina "A" frame airflow