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.
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
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
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.
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.
MK11 FORD ZEPHYR CONSUL ZODIAC OWNERS CLUB Battlesbridge Classic Car Show Essex
Filmed by Geoff Stokes of www.brentwoodclassics.co.uk Geoff and I own a
1957 MK11 Zephyr Highline ourselves which is currently under restoration,
so we do have a genuine interest in the club. Two of the Consuls you see
here, were painted at Geoff's classic vehicle restoration garage in Essex.
Filmed 30th September 2012 at Battlesbridge 26th Grand Motorbilia Day in
Essex England. Please look at their websites for information on the many
events held here www.battlesbridge.com www.battlesbridge.com/events.php
SORRY OUR VIDEO IS SO NOISY, AS IT WAS A VERY WINDY DAY. WIND NOISE PLAYS
HAVOC WITH A VIDEO MICROPHONE!
Ford Capri Barn Find....
Helping my neighbour Les,drag a 1977 Ford Capri out of a dark and dank
barn...last driven in 1981, been parked in the barn since then.
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.
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
Ford Commercial Vehicle Range - 1968
This film shows the impressive range of trucks - from the iconic Transit to
the "snake supple, rhino tough" D1000 articulated lorries - offered by Ford
in 1968. There's plenty of rugged action with some florid description
thrown in. These vehicles are "made by men who know trucks, and know what
you want from them".
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:
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).
MacAdam & Eve - 1937
A true classic from Ford's advertising department of the 1930s. In this
cinema short from 1937, a young couple buy new a Ford 8. The car is then
seen in everyday usage and undergoing its service. A foursome take the car
on holiday, going through Bournemouth, Weymouth, Torquay, Bourton on the
Water (virtually without a tourist!) Wales, Snowdonia, Criccieth, Conway,
climbing steep gradients in North Wales, Derbyshire & Yorkshire.
Launch of the Ford Capri Mark I - 1969 - HD version
We are delighted to share with you a cleaned-up, colour-corrected, HD
version of the film we uploaded in January 2014. We hope you enjoy it even
more now its looking at its best.
This film was produced to launch the Ford Capri as "the car you always
promised yourself". Our sophisticated hero is distracted from his 3 very
different girlfriends by the eye-catching new Capri. He finds himself in a
dilemma as to not only which woman to choose but which of the three
exciting Capri models featured in the film he should go for.