This MK1 was advertised on Hemmings asking $105,000 (USD) in July 2017. The car has nearly 30 years of previous ownership & California residency, and is recognized by the Mk1 Cortina Owner's Club. It comes complete with owner's manuals, publications and documentation from the last 30 years

Acquired in the late 1980's by an eclectic San Francisco based automotive collector and enthusiast, BA74FL59076 remained under his care for nearly three decades, until the collection was dissolved in 2017. A dossier of accompanying paperwork records work performed to the Cortina over the last three decades. While all systems have been addressed at one point or another, the car has never seen a full out restoration, but rather regular upkeep and maintenance as needed, therefore it retains an authentic patina and presentation.

The exterior displays the correct livery with original etched side and rear glass, much of the trim is believed to be original with complimenting period style 13 inch Minilite wheels. Opening a door one finds a nicely preserved interior displaying an attractive patina with correct wood rimmed steering wheel, English Ford Line seatbelts and radio, star embossed headliner and many other authentic details. Much is the same for the engine bay with correct clamps, hoses and finishes. A recent general tune-up and service was performed on the Cortina to ensure continued spirited driving for its next caretaker. After a performance test drive compression results are an impressive 200psi on each cylinder. The Cortina's drivability is nothing short of excellent, very tight with plenty of power – an absolute blast! In addition to 30 years of paperwork, this exceptionally solid Cortina is accompanied by an original steel spare wheel, multiple User and Owner's Manuals, keys and accessories.

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Vehicle details

Vehicle Location: Country: 
United States
Location: 
Houston Texas
Engine Number: 
LP5565L
Build date: 
built in 1966
Current Mileage/Kilometers: 
Unknown
Paint Colour/Code: 
Ermine White (Dupont 8276L) over Green Flash (Dupont 98411-D)
Interior Colour/Code: 
Black vinyl
Engine Type: 
4 Cylinders
Chassis Number: 
BA74FL5####
Transmission: 
Manual (floor shift)
Other ID/Number: 
Not applicable
Body Type: 
Coupe
Current Owner: 
Unknown
Engine Fuel Type: 
Petrol (4 stroke)
Condition: 
Restored

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