FORD CORTINA

The Ford Cortina was first produced in the UK in 1962, with the Mk1 being built until 1966. The final Mk5 model was eventually replaced by the Sierra in 1982. The Mk1 cost under £700 to buy and was made using the mechanical parts from other Ford models. Despite this, it was still the UK's best-selling car for nearly two decades, which is why it goes down as an all-time classic.

At some point in the 70s, my Dad bought a brand new dark blue Cortina. Unfortunately, my Mum managed to scratch the roof while reversing it out of the garage - she had forgotten about the aerial on the roof! We solved the problem by having a black vinyl roof covering made and it actually looked pretty damn cool back in the 70s!

Ford Cortina Mk5
Ford Cortina Mk1

This is a Mk1 from the 60s and it's my personal favourite out of all the Cortina models. 

1970 Ford Cortina Mk II GT sedan (7708157140)
By sv1ambo (1970 Ford Cortina Mk II GT sedan) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons


Cortina

 Ford Cortina at the 35th annual Winton Festival of Speed, Australia.

Powered by a 417ci Windsor V8!!

YELLOW - FORD CORTINA - 3
Yellow British Ford Cortina Mk3

 

Mark I Cortina
Mk1 Cortina at a car show with its bonnet open - gorgeous gold and green colours!
Creative Commons image by >p&p<
1972 Ford Cortina MkIII
1972 MkIII Ford Cortina complete with furry nice and all the trimmings!
Mk3 Ford Cortina
Copyright-free, Public domain photo of a 1972 MkIII red Cortina
North American Cortina
Public Domain Photo: A North American 1972 (Mk 3) model
Ford Cortina TC (15830955621)
By jeremyg3030 (Ford Cortina TC) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons


1974 Ford Cortina 2000E (23850365009)
By Riley from Christchurch, New Zealand (1974 Ford Cortina 2000E) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons


1972 Ford Cortina (15783885512)
By GPS 56 from New Zealand (1972 Ford Cortina) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons


1982 Ford Cortina 1.6 GL (14105290055)
By Kieran White from Manchester, England (1982 Ford Cortina 1.6 GL) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons