Lot 105 - 1982 Ford Cortina Mk. V 2.0 Ghia Resto-mod
|Odometer reading||72,000 miles|
|Estimate||£15,000 - £19,000|
- Restored in the 2000’s
- Many significant modifications carried out
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 grille said to be more aerodynamically efficient, a flattened roof, larger glass area, slimmer C-pillars with revised vent covers, larger slatted taillights (on saloon models) and upgraded trim.
Originally registered on 13th August 1982, this is not just any Mk. V Cortina. This is probably the best and most famous Mk. V Cortina there is. It was heavily featured in RetroFord and appeared on the front cover. The car was restored in the mid 2000’s and at the same time received a number of significant modifications. The engine is now a 2.0 litre 16V Silvertop Zetec with motorcycle throttle bodies and Emerald engine management and now produces 151bhp. This is mated to a MT75 five-speed gearbox offering a more comfortable drive when cruising. To be expected the brakes have been uprated, using ventilated discs on the front. The hubs have been changed, using the five stud ones from a Mk. II Granada, thus enabling the fitment of ABS. The wheels and tyres are TRX 15” also from a Mk. II Granada. The interior has been changed slightly, the seats are from a Cortina GLS, these have been retrimmed using the correct Chatsworth fabric and are in the Recaro style. The steering wheel is from an RS and is a four-spoke which sits on a factory Ford boss. The nett result having had this huge amount of work carried out is an instantly recognisable Ford Cortina Mk. V which is like no other. Viewing in person is highly recommended to fully appreciate the work carried out and the quality of this outstanding Cortina.
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