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