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!
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
'SYCHO' PB 9.36 @ 149 MPH - FORD CORTINA - CRAIG EVELEIGH - 4L BARRA TURBO - TNT 24/05/2014
Last night Craig Eveleigh licensed his SYCHO Ford Cortina at the regular
test and tune at Willowbank Raceway. The car runs an internally stock Ford
4L Barra motor, force fed by a Precision 8285 turbo, 2 speed Powerglide transmission and all put
to the ground through a 9 inch diff and 275 Radial tyre and all tuned by
Pro T performance tuning and engines.
After completing the compulsory license passes, Craig laid down a best and
final pass of the night of 9.36 @ 149 mph. The team is very happy to say
the least and can't wait to get back out there again.
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
Mike Sweeney presents 'Cortina Special' where he takes a look into the
history of the Ford Cortina and speaks to many enthusiasts!
With guests Graham Robson, Stephen J Vokins, Harry Calton, Tom Malcom,
Maurice Bennett, Andy Middlehurst, Dave Eastwood, Andy Childs, Darren Seed,
Carol Seed, Stuart Hughes.
Originally aired on Men and Motors TV channel in 2003
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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