- Just emerged from an extensive restoration after 43 years' hibernation, credible 47,000 miles
- Engine, gearbox, clutch, suspension, brakes etc all overhauled. Never welded underneath
- Said to be 'a superb car that drives lovely', stainless exhaust, the best we have encountered
Vendor Condition Ratings:
Electrical Equipment: 'Excellent'
Interior Trim: 'Excellent'
'Car was last on the road in 1976 and is accompanied by an old MOT certificate showing 45,422 miles (the odometer now shows some 47,000 miles). The Ford has just undergone restoration and has had no welding underneath. The bodywork has been returned to factory condition including the under bonnet presentation. The suspension, steering, engine, clutch, brakes and gearbox have all been overhauled with new parts as necessary. A stainless steel exhaust has been fitted. It is a superb car that drives lovely. It comes with an old buff logbook and photos of the restoration'.
Introduced in autumn 1966, the Ford Cortina MKII was styled in-house by Roy Haynes. Employing much the same floorpan as its predecessor complete with independent front suspension, a 'live' rear axle and disc/drum brakes, it nevertheless benefited from a wider track and revised steering geometry. Unveiled at the October 1967 Paris Motor Show, the 1600E utilised the same lowered suspension settings and tuned four-cylinder Kent 'crossflow' engine as its Lotus-Cortina and GT 1600 siblings respectively. Visually distinguished by a black grille, front foglights and plated Rostyle wheels, the newcomer also boasted an upmarket interior complete with a woodgrain-trimmed dashboard and door cappings, bucket seating, sports steering wheel and extensive instrumentation. Capable of nigh-on 100mph and brisk acceleration, the model was facelifted for 1969 but phased out the following August after some 55,833 four-door and 2,749 two-door (export only) cars had been built.
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