1963 Ford Ford Cortina GT Deluxe Sports Saloon Chassis no. Z77B221683 Engine no. 118EB631937

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Lot 232
1963 Ford Ford Cortina GT Deluxe Sports Saloon
Registration no. VHV 793 Chassis no. Z77B221683 Engine no. 118EB631937

£ 16,000 - 20,000
US$ 20,000 - 25,000
1963 Ford Ford Cortina GT Deluxe Sports Saloon
Registration no. VHV 793
Chassis no. Z77B221683
Engine no. 118EB631937

Footnotes

  • Ford first applied the 'Cortina' name to its medium-sized family saloon in 1962, sticking with the tried and tested mechanical formula of front engine/rear wheel drive, McPherson Strut independent front suspension and a live rear axle from the MkI to the MkV. The Cortina's conventional specification did it no harm whatsoever, the model dominating its market sector for 20 years. Introduced in April 1963, the 1500 GT boasted a Cosworth-designed camshaft for increased power (up from 59.5 to 78bhp) and front disc brakes as standard. Top speed was a little over 90mph. Relatively common in its day – Ford sold getting on for 77,000 of them – the Mk1 Cortina GT is today quite rare, with exceptional examples such as this one highly sought after.

    'VHV 793' was previously owned (for 21 years) by Mr Steven Kerr, a development engineer with Jaguar/Land Rover who was also an enthusiastic member of the Mk1 Cortina Owners Club. Mr Kerr carried out a full 'ground upwards' restoration and continued to maintain and improve the Cortina throughout his ownership. The engine features a gas-flowed and ported cylinder head and Geoff Howe 'new-old-stock' 4-into-2-into-1 exhaust manifold, while the exhaust system is fully stainless steel.

    Other noteworthy upgrades include a Lotus Cortina flywheel and 8"diaphragm clutch; 'fast road' front suspension struts; Leda rear shock absorbers; fully Poly-bushed suspension; adjustable front control arms; rear axle lowering blocks; additional front anti-roll bar; H4 halogen headlights; and Lotus Cortina 5½J steel wheels shod with Yokohama tyres. The braking system has been up-rated also with Girling P16 front callipers; Girling 7" servo; Kunifer brake pipes throughout; and Goodridge stainless steel flexible hoses. The car is finished in deep gloss black with red vinyl/leather interior, and is described by the vendor as in generally very good/excellent condition.

    Much appreciated at Club events and Goodwood gatherings, this uniquely improved Cortina GT is offered with current road fund licence, MoT to July 2014 and V5C registration document.
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1963 Ford Ford Cortina GT Deluxe Sports Saloon Chassis no. Z77B221683 Engine no. 118EB631937
1963 Ford Ford Cortina GT Deluxe Sports Saloon Chassis no. Z77B221683 Engine no. 118EB631937
1963 Ford Ford Cortina GT Deluxe Sports Saloon Chassis no. Z77B221683 Engine no. 118EB631937
1963 Ford Ford Cortina GT Deluxe Sports Saloon Chassis no. Z77B221683 Engine no. 118EB631937
1963 Ford Ford Cortina GT Deluxe Sports Saloon Chassis no. Z77B221683 Engine no. 118EB631937
1963 Ford Ford Cortina GT Deluxe Sports Saloon Chassis no. Z77B221683 Engine no. 118EB631937
1963 Ford Ford Cortina GT Deluxe Sports Saloon Chassis no. Z77B221683 Engine no. 118EB631937
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