Lot 255 - 1982 Ford Cortina Crusader Mk. V (1.6 litre)
|Odometer reading||75,924 miles|
|Result||Sold - £2,464|
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.
Originally registered in 1st August 1982, this Caribbean Blue Cortina Crusader is a familiar vehicle to men of a certain age. Produced at a time when manufacturers were striving for quality as well as sales volume, the Cortina was a car that ticked a lot of boxes. Comfort and reliability were in abundance in the Mk. V Cortina and JLG 888Y is a good example. The 1,593cc Pinto engine is capable of producing a brisk performance and clearly this has been a well looked after example. The original handbooks are present and the history folder contains a host of invoices. Supplied with a V5C registration document and a current MoT test certificate valid until 10th May 2018, this Ford Cortina is offered without reserve.
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.