Lot 207 - 1982 Ford Cortina GL Ghia
|Odometer reading||12,438 miles|
|Result||Sold - £2,800|
The biggest step forward for the fourth-generation Cortina was that it finally saw the convergence of the German Taunus and the British Cortina. No longer were these two separate ranges but merely the same cars carrying different badges. The Mk. V was announced on 24th August 1979 and officially the program was code named Teresa although externally it was marketed as 'Cortina 80'. Largely an update to the Mk. IV, it was really a step between a facelift and a re-body. The Mk. V differentiated itself from the Mk. IV by having revised headlights with larger turn indicators incorporated, a wider slatted grill said to be more aerodynamically efficient, a flattened roof, larger glass area, slimmer C-pillars with revised vent covers, larger slatted tail lights (on saloon models) and upgraded trim. Improvements were also made to the engine range with slight improvements to both fuel economy and power output compared to the Mk. IV.
This attractive Ford Cortina Mk. V four-door saloon, fitted with the two litre overhead cam engine and manual gearbox has recently been used by a television and film vehicle hire company in various productions and, as a result, has been fully maintained and checked thoroughly to guarantee reliability when on set. Finished in pale green with fawn interior, this Mk. V Cortina is supplied with a V5C registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires in November 2015 and a few invoices. Not many Fords have survived from this period due to rust; it is nice to come across an example that is rust free and eminently usable.
Price Guide: £1,500 - £2,500
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.