Lot 249 - 1969 Ford Cortina Mk.II 1600E
|£16,000 - £20,000
- Just one previous owner for nearly 50 years
- Matching numbers and fully recommissioned example
The second incarnation of the Cortina was designed by Roy Haynes and was launched on 18th October 1966. One of the best loved versions of that Cortina appeared in 1967, the 1600E, which was introduced at the Paris Motor Show in October of that year. The mechanical specification included an 88bhp, 1600cc Cortina GT engine which achieved a fuel consumption of 25 miles per gallon. The 1600E interior came equally well equipped and included special rear bucket seats, reclining front seats, sports steering wheel, extra instruments and wood trim. Production ended in 1970 and, despite attempts at reviving the idea of an 'Executive' version of other, later models, Ford never recaptured the original feel of the Cortina Mk. II based 1600E. For 1969, the Mk. II model was given subtle revisions with separate 'FORD' block letters mounted on the bonnet and boot lid, a blacked-out grille and chrome strips above and below the rear lights running the full width of the rear panel on the Series II.
This fabulous example of the much loved 1600E is presented in white with black well-kept trim both surmountable with the age and mileage. First registered on 6th March 1969 to the original owner who was a lady in Dorset and we are informed that this car spent much of its life as a local runabout before slowly becoming resigned to the garage as a new car took over. After a few years and looking sorry for itself, we believe the owner decided to trade it to a local garage, naturally they didn’t register it to themselves and decided to clean, service and give it a new lick of paint, once completed they then put it on the forecourt where by chance the lady owner drove past and saw it, fell in love all over again and insisted she purchased it back! Back in her ownership where it remained until 2012, when in her older years the car had to be sold to our now owner and enthusiast. Naturally for a period of its life, the car had been in little or at best, local use, so the mileage is incredibly low for a 54 year old car and in the history file is a letter from the original owner warranting the mileage on the 1st October 2013 coupled to original service and handbooks and sales brochure. More recently the car has undergone a full recommissioning and service which included new hoses, clutch master and slave cylinder, a full service and fully recommissioned brakes for which invoices can also be found in the history file. Consignor Mathew Priddy.
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