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Lot 307: Ford Cortina Mk I 1500cc

Grand Prix, Competition, Touring & Rally Cars, Coys (16 January 2010)

The Cortina MK1 was introduced in September 1962 in a standard & deluxe form. Originally to be called "The Archbishop", Ford decided to stick to the tried and tested formula of the very popular Anglia 105E with an overhead valve engine, four speed gearbox, MacPherson strut front suspension and recirculating ball steering. Available in 2 or 4 door saloons, the Consul Cortina was to be one of Ford's most successful models (Ford were later to drop the 'Consul' nametag.)

Up to January 1963, all models were fitted with an 1198cc 3 bearing crankshaft engine similar to the one in aforementioned Anglia 105E. Then for a cost of £84 you could have had an optional extra of a 1498cc 5 bearing crankshaft engine. The body style for the Cortina had a distinctive angular look with tapering flutes along the sides and the immediately recognizable rear 'Y' light clusters. Described in the advertising campaign at the time, it was 'The Small Car With The Big Difference'.

Complete with full racing roll cage, Lotus Cortina strut front suspension, MoT test certificate until May 2010, straight cut close ratio gearbox and 1500 pre x-flow engine with twin webber carburettors prepared by race engine specialist Phil Jones, this lovely Cortina would require light preparation to be brought up to HSCC specification.

With Lotus Cortina values increasing rapidly, this 1500 Mk 1 represents superb value for money for either rally or track use. Finished in red with black interior, the vendor has described DLG531B as a clean, solid and rare car that is in very good condition.

Lot Details
Auction Grand Prix, Competition, Touring & Rally Cars
Coys, London
TypeCar
Lot Number307
Estimate£8000-£12000
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)£11468
Year1964
Condition rating2
Registration numberDLG531B
Mileage-
Chassis number164456
Engine number
Engine capacity (cc)
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors1