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.

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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: http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/2271230





Safety First - 1934
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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.





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.




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