Lot 113 - 1969 Ford Cortina 1600 Super
|Odometer reading||67,900 miles|
|Estimate||£6,500 - £9,500|
The second incarnation of the Cortina was designed by Roy Haynes and launched on 18th October, 1966, four years after the original Cortina. Although the launch was accompanied by the slogan 'New Cortina is more Cortina', the car, at 16 feet long, was fractionally shorter than before. Its 2 1⁄2 inches of extra width and curved side panels provided more interior space. Other improvements included a smaller turning circle, softer suspension, self-adjusting brakes and clutch together with the availability, on the smaller-engined models, of a new five-bearing, 1300cc engine. A month later, in August, the 1300 received a new crossflow cylinder head design making it more efficient, while a crossflow 1600 replaced the 1500. The Cortina was Britain's most popular new car in 1967, achieving the goal that Ford had been trying to achieve since it set out to create the original Cortina back in 1962. Period reviews were favourable concerning both the styling and performance. Again, two-door and four-door saloons were offered with base, Deluxe, Super, GT and, later, 1600E trims available.
This very original Ford Cortina 1600 Super four-door saloon has had four owners and covered 68,000 miles from new; less than 15,000 miles since 1987. The first owner, Mr. F.T. Sainty, purchased the car in November 1969 from Ford main agents, Wright of Cambridge; he kept the car until 1988 when it was bought by Mr. S. Scott who then sold it twenty two years later to Mr. P. Baitye. All these owners lived in the Cambridge area; the last owner acquired the car in 2014. Finished in light blue with blue interior, this Cortina is supplied with a V5C registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires in May 2016, the original bill of sale and a file containing old registration documents and old MoT test certificates which confirm the ownership and mileage. This is a good original example which is ready to be used and enjoyed.
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