Lot 208 - 1967 Ford Cortina Mk. II 1600 GT - Historic Rally Car

Lot 208 - 1967 Ford Cortina Mk. II 1600 GT - Historic Rally Car

Lot 208 - 1967 Ford Cortina Mk. II 1600 GT - Historic Rally Car

Lot Number 208
Registration FEJ 701F
Chassis Number BA96GT31175
Estimate £33,000 - £43,000
  • Current MSA documents
  • Superb condition ready to compete

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 genuine 1967 Ford Cortina 1600 GT two-door has been built to full Historic Rally Specification with current MSA Log Book and the Shell has been strengthened and seam welded. It is presented in Alan Mann Racing Colours and built to a very high standard by T2 Motorsport. Some brief details of specification are laid out below:

1600 Crossflow engine producing 140 BHP on Twin 45s. Correct three rail straight cut close ratio gearbox. Underbody protection to floors, flocked dash and door panels, Bilstein suspension, alloy foam filled fuel tank. Side sill jacking points, plumbed in extinguisher, Stillo intercom Corbeau competition seats in date, five point harnesses, Pro Wiring Loom

Quick release alloy sump guard

Plexiglass glass

Current MSA papers

Drive lamps

Alloy front brake hubs

PIAA drive lamps

Full roll cage

Aeroquip fuel lines and fittings

Strengthened rear axle casing fitted with 4.4 LSD and two-piece shafts, Minilite wheels with new Pirelli rally tyres, Helmet box.



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