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  • Ford Cortina Mk3 (1970 - 1976) (Classics Reviews)
    As hard as it is to believe now, the Cortina Mk3 (or TC for Taunus Cortina) was a massive gamble for its maker. Both the Mk1 and Mk2 were compact cars with their upper models anchored to the one-and-a-half litre class, but what Ford decided to do for their replacement was to retain
  • Ford Cortina Mk2 (1966 - 1970) (Classics Reviews)
    After getting off to such a flying start, it’s no surprise that Ford stuck to its winning formula with the second generation Cortina. Although the first car was immaculately engineered and costed, its high-fashion styling dated rather quickly. And as a result, that led
  • Ford Cortina-Lotus (1966 - 1970) (Classics Reviews)
    Along with the rest of the range, the Cortina-Lotus received a smart new Roy Haynes-penned make-over for 1966. The changes from Mk1 to Mk2 were far less extensive than for the rest of the Cortina range (i.e., it retained the same engine), but it was a useful modernisation of the concept
  • Ford Cortina Mk1 (1962 - 1966) (Classics Reviews)
    Ford's fortunes took an upward tangent with the launch of the Cortina in 1962. It was the mid-sized car that caught the mood of the moment, fitting families and fleet users better than any other car in its day. Its new name was designed to evoke thoughts of glamorous European locations (having
  • Ford Cortina Mk4 and 80 (1976 - 1982) (Classics Reviews)
    it meant that UK Ford dealers would now be able to sell Cortinas built overseas – a consideration that would take on considerable significance as Dagenham became increasingly blighted by industrial unrest during the mid-’70s. As for the car itself, although the Mk4 was a much more more
  • Ford Lotus-Cortina Mk1 (1963 - 1966) (Classics Reviews)
    Colin Chapman, founder of Lotus, knew a thing or two about making great road cars. So it's no surprise to learn that the Ford Lotus-Cortina is one of the most sensational machines of its era. Quite simply, fitting the 105bhp twin-cam, as used in the Lotus Elan and Europa into Ford’s

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