Lot 201 - 1968 Ford Cortina Mk. II Savage
|Odometer reading||2,380 miles|
|Estimate||£38,000 - £42,000|
|Result||Sold - £31,000|
- Extremely rare
- Accurate and sympathetic restoration
The Ford Cortina Savage was the incarnation of racing driver Jeff Uren and produced by his own company, Race Proven Ltd. who took a Ford Cortina saloon and ‘shoehorned’ the Essex V6 three litre engine into the vehicle. The gearbox was taken from the Ford Corsair 2000E. Weber carburettor, uprated brakes, electric cooling fan, differential, dampers, additional fuel tank and exhaust where all modifications together with the dashboard, alloy wheels and badges made for this unique motor vehicle.
This vehicle has been totally rebuilt utilising new original body panels. The engine was fully rebuilt as was the gearbox and the differential. The interior has been retrimmed to the exact factory specification, the headlining, door cards, carpets and dashboard all custom to the Savage with new instruments and wiring loom. The car had new glass and light fittings, chrome and period Dunlop alloy wheels fitted with radial tyres. The vehicle was then finished off with correct Ford and Savage V6 decals. This is a remarkable car which is finished in metallic Blue Mink, the correct period Ford factory colour, with black vinyl covering to the seats and wooden door cappings and dashboard. This is without doubt a remarkable and most accurate restoration of the original Ford V6 Savage motor vehicle, the ‘Holy Grail’ which led to the Ford Motor Company producing 'Hot Fords' such as the Mexico, RS Capri, Escorts and finally the RS Focus. The Ford Savage must surely rank as one of the rarest Fords, if not the rarest of them all!
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