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Ford Cortina Mk II


Produced: 1966-1970, 846620 produced.
Types: Saloon,2 doors,4 seats
Saloon,4 doors,4 seats
Estate,4 doors,4 seats
Ford GB Cortina DeLuxe 2 D  LF 1 (1969)

In 1966 Ford launched its new Cortina Mk II. As with the original Cortina Mk I (1962-1966) the new Cortina range included standard, Super and GT variants along with a choice of engine and transmission types. The Cortina Mk II featured a new bodyshell which had angular lines and a full width grille not dissimilar to that of the Zephyr/Zodiac Mk IV.

Ford Cortina Mk II buyers could choose between either a 1300, (1297cc) or 1500 (1498cc) four cylinder engine and from 1968 a 1600 (1599cc) replaced the earlier 1500 unit. Front disc brakes were standard and all engines used a five bearing crankshaft for smoothness. The Cortina Mk II sold well in its four year production run and was eventually replaced in 1970 by the slightly larger Cortina Mk III. 

Buyers Guide Ford Cortina Mk II 1966-1970 featured in Practical Classics Spring 2004 – available from our sister site Bookbase. Click here to view.

Source: Motorbase


1297ccS4 OHVFord Kent81mm x 63mm9
1498ccS4 OHVFord Cortina 113E/118E engine80.96mm x 72.75mm
1599ccS4 OHVFord Kent81mm x 77.6mm9

Fuel System

Ford downdraught1


Top Speed0-60SQMMPGEngine PwrComment
87 mph15.1 s19.7 s26 mpg71 bhp 50001599cc engine


DiscDrumGirling hydraulic


WheelbaseFront TrackRear TrackLengthWidthWeight (CWT)Turning Circle
8' 2"4' 4"4' 3"14' 2"5' 5" 0 (16)0' 0"

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