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Wanted Ford Cortina Mk 1

Discussion in 'Other Stuff' started by andyfreelandy, Nov 8, 2019.

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    andyfreelandy Well-Known Member

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    Yes, might be scared to use it. Not the idea at all! As the ad says. A museum piece.
    Don't know what it is about the mk 1. It just looks the biz.
    Not into buying a clean lhd GT then cutting it up.
    Owner of the mint one won't budge on price. Concours price guide for a saloon mk 1 is 8k. The one in the ad above is probs unique but even so....
     
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    gemsdad NOT BOTHERED.

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    Yes, seen that thanks. Will do some viewing and find out what to look at in more detail.
     
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    Any luck on your search?
     
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    Good ones are LHD. Still looking. Started a Freelander spares business which is absorbing time!!

    Looking to sell cars too.
     
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    not for sale but on an endurance lands end to John o groats
     
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    Here is another one seen at London’s ‘Bromley Pageant 2019’.
     

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    For my money the GT it actually looks straighter and more original, will have better gear ratios and taller diff nice motor

    the second one is not very straight round the front valence, front bumpers well cocked up its missing the front screen trim and looks a bit molested, the interior colours are a mishmash a bit a miss there, and they did not do the strut top plates quick enough the wings stick above the bonnet

    the last one is a 1200cc three bearing crank 48 bhp drum brakes, bit lacking today, looks like the door cards have been changed for ones from a super, still nice and straight but door shuts need adjusting .

    Hope this helps
     
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    Thanks, eagle eye or what!!

    Tricky to do much during lock down but these 3 have been around a while.
    Can see the defects you describe now I look closely but not the lotus look alike strut issue. It has the SA strengthener and I can't detect strut tops have been done.

    Cheers for the input, helpful if you know the mark.
     
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    Just had another look i was having trouble last night with the pics, its the 1200 that looks like the passenger strut top is higher, wing sticks up above bonnet in that area, the two white ones look to have had a lot of work done so whats under anybody knows, i mean on the SA one if they cant get the front looking right what have they bodged
    from the pics and description the GT just looks a better honest motor.
     
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    I'd go for the GT. The 1200 is a gutless wonder and not economical at all, I owned one for three years. The GT is a lot more fun, The Lotus (not) lookalike, with the Carlos Fandango wheels , obviously sitting too high. My family also had a 1500 4 door, great car, went all over the continent with it. Eassy enough to swop the bits from a 1500 into a 1200 I suppose. But a shame to have to buy the one and then the bits.
    Depends how much you want to keep it original. Easy to do an engine and box swap for a crossflow. The Custom guys love 'em.
    Wish I still had one!:(:(:(
     
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