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
Scammel Commander Tank Transporter
Tim Campbell takes a look at some of the most toughest vehicles that are at
the British army's disposal, and in this clip a Scammel Commander Tank
Transporter is featured. He'll be going through some of it's unique
capabilities, as well as going through some of it's specifications.
Citroen The French Connection
Chris Goffey presents the history of the great French car, the Citroen.
With guests Stuart Wiltshire, Ullrich Knapp, David Conway, Helen Evenden,
charles Herval, Tony Latchford, Peter Ashley, Paul Defilice, Simon Lynes,
Oliver Houiller, Malcom Bobbitt, Tony Stolloe and Dale Harrow
Originally aired on Men and Motors TV channel in 2003
Ford Cortina Mk4 Leaving a Car Meet
Ford Cortina Mk4 - Classic Ford Magazine Feature Car
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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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OLD TOP GEAR (1993), NEW FORD MONDEO, SIERRA, CORTINA & JEEPERS JAMBOREE, 1/3
The new Ford Mondeo (1993) is featured in this episode. First of all,
Michele Newman shows some of the predecessors to the Mondeo, the Mk1
Cortina, the Mk2 Cortina (1600E version), Mk3 Cortina & finally the
MK4/Mk5. Afterwards, Quentin Wilson features the Ford Sierra & explains the
plus & minus points of owning one.
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
Look at Life - A Load of Pheasants 1969
An excellent "Look at life" video clip from The Rank Organisation dated
March 1969 looking at intercontinental deliveries by lorries traveling via
the ferries of Britain's ports.
Link to DVD advert.
Ford Lotus Cortina - Fifth Gear Legends
Graham gets behind the wheel of a sixties icon as he tells the story of the
Ford Lotus Cortina and explains why it's one of our favourite fast saloon
cars of all time.
British Motor Corporation Story
BMC was the largest British car company of its day, with (in 1952) 39
percent of British output, producing a wide range of cars under brand names
including Austin, Morris, MG, Austin-Healey and Wolseley as well as
commercial vehicles and agricultural tractors. The first chairman was Lord
Nuffield (William Morris) but he was replaced in August 1952 by Austin's
Leonard Lord who continued in that role until his 65th birthday in 1961 but
handing over, in theory at least, the managing director responsibilities to
his deputy George Harriman in 1956.
BMC's headquarters were at the Austin plant at Longbridge, near Birmingham
and Austin was the dominant partner in the group mainly because of the
chairman. The use of Morris engine designs was dropped within 3 years and
all new car designs were coded ADO from "Amalgamated Drawing Office". The
Longbridge plant was up to date, having been thoroughly modernised in 1951,
and compared very favourably with Nuffield's 16 different and often old
fashioned factories scattered over the English Midlands. Austin's
management systems however, especially cost control and marketing, were not
as good as Nuffield's and as the market changed from a shortage of cars to
competition this was to tell. The biggest-selling car, the Mini, was
famously analysed by Ford Motor Company who concluded that BMC must be
losing £30 on every one sold. The result was that although volumes held up
well throughout the BMC era, market share fell as did profitability and
hence investment in new models, triggering the 1966 merger with Jaguar Cars
to form British Motor Holdings (BMH), and three years later leading to the
government sponsored merger of BMH with Leyland Motor Corporation.
Ford History - Crash Tests
In the early 70s Ford dedicated more effort devoted to the problem of
safety testing and many more specific crash tests. They also took care of
solving pollution problems, with studies on how to reduce gas emissions and
on alternative fuels. This Galaxy 500, from the early 70s, the typical
American limosine, underlines how Ford looked at the future without losing
the traditional models including the elite ones. During the same period The
US Ford factories began to produce compact cars like Pinto. In Europe,
production increased and models were diversified, including those made in
Britain and Germany. Cars like the Escort, also starring in the rallies,
and then Capri, Cortina and Fiesta contributed to the spread of the brand.
In 1979 came the acquisition of the Japanese Mazda, which joined the Ford
All'inizio degli anni settanta anche la casa statunitense si dedicò con
maggiore impegno al problema della sicurezza con test sempre più specifici
e molte prove di crash. Non di meno si occupò della risoluzione dei
problemi dell'inquinamento, con studi sul modo di ridurre le emissioni di
scarico e sui carburanti alternativi. É dei primi anni settanta questa
galaxie 500, grande berlina di rappresentanza, tipica limousine americana,
a sottolineare come in ford si guardasse al futuro senza mai perdere la
tradizione di modelli anche d'elite. Nello stesso periodo anche negli
stabilimenti ford degli stati uniti si iniziò a produrre vetture compatte
come la pinto. In europa la produzione si incrementò, diversificando i
modelli, tra quelli realizzati in Gran Bretagna e germania. Auto come la
Escort prima, protagonista anche nei rallies, e poi la Capri, la Cortina e
la Fiesta contribuirono alla diffusione del marchio. Nel 1979 giunse
l'acquisizione della giapponese Mazda, che entrò così nel gruppo Ford.