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Ford Cortina MkIV

Ford Cortina MkIV

I had a top-of-the-range, 2 litre, Ghia, 'R' reg, automatic, metallic-blue one with asun-roof! What woman could resist this babe magnet (Ford obviously knew what it was doing with the Capri, too, and later the Escort) especially with a grubby nailed driver looking like he'd just spent two weeks under the bonnet. It was much squarer than the MkIII, but that was a statement of power: Who cares if I'm not streamlined... I can still reach 110 mph down cliffs!

One of the best things was that if bits broke or fell out of the engine, you could just nail them back on! I never worked on it without having bits left over, and If I'd saved them I could probably have built another car out of them.


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Do You Remember Ford Cortina MkIV?

Do You Remember Ford Cortina MkIV?

  • Anonymous user
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    One of the most 'car-ish' cars to come out of the '70s / early '80s, square like a child's drawing. One was bolted on to a specially strengthened advertisement hoarding in North Birmingham back in '82 to advertise Araldite (also sticks handles to teapots' ran the slogan underneath). Somebody in a road near to our cottage in South Wales had a very early 'R' reg. one until recently, in lime green- immaculate, not a spot of rust on it. They can still be bought for little money via the owner's club, and make practical everyday modern classics if anyone fancies driving something a bit different in this era of computer-controlled jelly-moulds onwheels.
  • Anonymous user
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    i had a red 16 cortina crusader,white 8 spoke wheels 215/60/13 tyres top of the range sound system.mint condition .loved it