Lot 323 - 1970 Ford Cortina Mk. II 1600E
|Odometer reading||67,574 miles|
|Estimate||£10,000 - £14,000|
|Result||Sold - £8,400|
The second incarnation of the Cortina was designed by Roy Haynes and was launched on 18th October 1966. One of the best loved versions of that Cortina appeared in 1967, the 1600E, which was introduced at the Paris Motor Show in October of that year. The mechanical specification included an 88bhp, 1600cc Cortina GT engine which achieved a fuel consumption of 25 miles per gallon. The 1600E interior came equally well equipped and included special rear bucket seats, reclining front seats, sports steering wheel, extra instruments and a wood trim. Production ended in 1970 and, despite attempts at reviving the idea of an 'Executive' version of other, later models, Ford never recaptured the original feel of the Cortina Mk. II based 1600E. For 1969, the Mark II model was given subtle revisions with separate 'FORD' block letters mounted on the bonnet and boot lids, a blacked out grille and chrome strips above and below the rear lights running the full width of the rear panel.
This two family owned Mk. II 1600E has been the subject to a recent cosmetic restoration by Brookfield Classics and a overhaul of the cylinder head converting it to unleaded fuel, the vendor also believes that other engine modifications have been carried out due to the engine been fitted with two 40 DCOE Webber carburettors and a four branch exhaust manifolds. Fitted with a black vinyl roof, a Wabasto sunroof and period Wolfrace wheels. When this Cortina was repainted in the original Aubergine purple, the painters left the bonnet shuts showing the original stickers and colour. The black interior is original and the car is supplied with a V5c registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires in January 2016 and a file which contains old registration documents showing the ownership, old MoT certificates and a number of invoices. This is a beautifully presented example of the highly desirable and rare 1600E and certainly should be of interest to anyone looking for a useable classic car to use in the UK or on the Continent.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.