Lot 135 - 1967 Ford Cortina 1500 Super
|Sold - £15,680
- 6,238 miles from new
- One previous keeper from new
- Recent extensive engine rebuild
- In excellent original condition
This Ford Cortina Super is a remarkable example of the Mk. II model, which was in single private ownership from 1967 through to 2020 and has covered just 6,238 miles from new. Its engine is the 1.5-litre ‘Kent’ inline-four petrol motor, producing around 60bhp.
Originally purchased to replace a Ford Corsair Estate as part of a separation agreement. The original purchase paperwork remains with the car and shows a price of £965. It was first registered to the first owner in Huddersfield on 2nd January 1967, and was subsequently driven for around two years, covering some of the 6,210 miles in that time. The Cortina was then stored securely in a dry garage, undisturbed for the next five decades. As you would expect, its bodywork remains in excellent condition. The metal is straight and solid, and almost entirely corrosion free. The headlight lenses, chrome bumpers, and other body trims are in great shape and its 13-inch wheels retain their factory-fitted trims and hubcaps, and there is a full-size spare in the boot. The interior is in superb order, with no rips, holes, or other damage to the upholstery. All the buttons and switchgear are original, including the thin rimmed steering wheel, and the rear bench and headlining are in equally good condition.
The car is last believed to have been serviced in 1969, and there is a maintenance reminder sticker in the engine bay saying that the oil is next due to be changed at 10,407 miles - which indicates that the odometer reading at that service was 5,407 miles. The vendor has recently commissioned a full engine rebuild as the valves were seized, new brakes all round and a relined fuel tank. Other than that, the Cortina is exactly as it was found and still sits on its original cross ply tyres!
Accompanying the car is the original Cortina owner’s manual, as well as the original purchase agreement. The green buff log book issued in 1967 also remains with the car. As its registration pre-dates the modernisation of the DVLA system, this car does not show up on the usual vehicle checks on Government or third party websites such as HPI. It is understood that the buff log book will need to be handed in to the DVLA in order to be replaced with a modern style V5C.
This Ford Cortina 1500 Super is a wonderful 1960s classic, which has been incredibly well preserved since it was parked up in 1969. It is extremely unlikely that there is another example in existent with such low mileage, in such original condition, and with single ownership provenance stretching over more than 50 years. This is a remarkable survivor and represents an unmissable opportunity for any classic Ford Cortina fan.
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