Vive La Difference! (Ford Consul Cortina Mk1) - 1962
The revolutionary Ford Consul Cortina was launched in 1962, and was an immediate success. This film was made to show potential purchasers how versatile it was, and how Ford had gone to great lengths to research it ahead of producing this exciting new family car.
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.
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
Ford Corsair V4 - 1965
This advert was made to launch the new Ford Consul V4. One of the slogans
for the marketing campaign was "The Car That is Seen and not Heard", and
this ad emphasizes the "smooth, silent" driving experience that the
glamorous young couple are lucky to have as they set out for a romantic day
on the beach, leaving the noisy city behind.
Two at the Top (Ford Granada launch film) - 1971
When Ford chose to replace the enormous Mk IV Zodiac and Zephyr range, they
took a massive leap forwards with the new Granada and its cheaper brother,
the Consul. Smaller than its forebear, it was lighter, faster, and smarter. This is a shortened
version of the launch film for both cars, and shows how high Ford were
aiming with this car in terms of the cars it was competing with.
Cortina mk1 resto
1966 Mk1 Ford Cortina restored by Classic Car Restorations, Norwich.
Before, during and after. Finished in aquatic jade metallic. See also:
http://www.classic-car-restorations.co.uk - or check out the book at:
Highways and Byways - 1934
This evocative film from the early 1930s takes the viewer on a journey from
Land's End to John O'Groats, giving them to opportunity to see all manner
of Ford vehicles from that period in action. This includes Ford Populars
and V8s through to trucks, tractors and even boats -- all using Ford
engines. We see some impressive off-road action alongside nostalgic views
of the British countryside along the way.
Five Stars Ahead (Ford Anglia & Prefect) - 1952
This is the 1952 launch film for the new E100A Ford Anglia and Prefect
range. Shot in 35mm, this film has some lovely shots of Ford's design
studios, the factory at Dagenham, the prototypes undergoing testing, and
finishes with the new cars being used by delighted families. Filled with
optimism, this film captures the mood of motoring from the time, where the
country was emerging from the post-war gloom days and looking to a brighter
Safety First - 1934
This 1934 gem shows the pitfalls of modern driving and gives the viewer
some examples of poor road etiquette, as well as illustrating the correct
approach. The sardonic commentary by "the Editor of Autocar" just adds to
the drama. Have driving skills improved since 1934?
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
Capri Report (Launch of Ford Capri MkIII) - 1978
Hosted by Michael Rodd, this film was made for Ford dealers about to get
their hands on the new Ford Capri MkIII. It looks in detail at what made
the Ford Capri such a sales success for Ford, spanning from the humble L to
the 3-litre S and Ghia models.