A Reputable and Lavish Ford Cortina Mk2 1600E with Just 64,346 Miles From New - SOLD!
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A reputable and lavish Ford Cortina Mk2 1600E with just 64,346 miles from
Steel integral construction, safety glass all round, zero torque anti-burst
locks, air extraction vents, safety styled door handles/window winders,
twin-tone horns, sealed beam headlamps, front circular driving lamps, twin
reversing lamps, spare wheel cover, wooden fascia and upper door cappings,
fully reclining front bucket seats, bucket style rear seating with fold
down armrest, padded dashtop, safety passenger vanity mirror, four pod
central gauge cluster comprising, oil pressure, fuel gauge, engine
temperature, ammeter. Seat belt stowage points, cigar lighter, branded
aluminium scuff plates, 3-spoke sports steering wheel, extra sound
insulation, electric clock.
This beautiful 1600E is finished in Ford Ermine White (code BA) and boasts
a pure bright shine. There is evidence of remedial paintwork having been
completed throughout the car in order to maintain the high standard of
finish. There is however an isolated area to the bottom of each front wing
where the paint has started to lift, visible upon very close inspection
only. The paint is crazed along the seam joining the front wings to the
scuttle panel. This example is incredibly sound structurally with no
evidence of weld repairs to the underside and none being required. The
exterior trim, bumpers and extra 1600E ornamentation is intact and in
excellent order, aside from very minor pitting to the chrome work on the
bumpers and slight dulling to the headlamps surrounds. All glass areas and
lights are in excellent order, including the twin reversing lamps standard
only on the 1600E model. Collectively a hugely commendable classic Ford
exterior, with the added desirable 1600E kudos.
The interior of this classic Cortina is truly awe-inspiring. The
sculptured front and rear bucket seats are trimmed in black PVC (code B635)
and remain in remarkable condition with no wear to the coverings. The
seats have retained all integrity and shape, as have the matching door
cards. The real walnut fascia and door cappings are in excellent order,
aside from very negligible age related wear to the upper surface of the
door cappings. All gauges housed in the stunning fascia are clear and
fully operational, as are all other interior functions and controls.
Replacement carpeting has been added and freshen up the overall interior
feel, however the carpeting joins underneath the seats are not perfect, but
do not detract at all from the impressive cabin offered with this example.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The 1600E is fitted with the high performance version of the 1600cc cross
flow engine with a higher compression ratio so producing 93bhp at 5400rpm.
This gives a top speed of 96mph and 0-60 in 11.8 seconds. A full engine
rebuild has been carried out including conversion to use unleaded fuel.
The 4-speed transmission has a light short shift action.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The 5 ½ inch rim styled wheels with painted rims and chromed spiders are
in used condition and are shod in 165 SR13 tyres. The hydraulically
operated and servo assisted brakes stop the car safely offering driver
Photographic documentation of a body restoration and engine rebuild will
offer the next owner of this executive Cortina assurance of a sound, usable
example. The vehicle has had seven former keepers and comes with various
invoices and old MOT records. The vehicle was sold by KGF Classic Cars in
July 2013 to avid classic car collector Mr D Conway where it has formed
part of an extensive collection. Mr Conway's enthusiasm for classic cars
never falters, and his desire to sporadically refresh his fleet has given
KGF Classic Cars the privileged task of finding a new keeper for this
fantastic Ford Cortina.
MOT July 2014, Tax exempt, HPI Clear, Approved Used Car Check Certificate.
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Cortina is powered by a Dandy Engines twin turbo 372ci small block Windsor V8 engine.
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