Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1965
  • Car type 
    Saloon
  • Competition car 
    Yes
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    White/Blue
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - Spring Classics
Royal Horticultural Halls
Elverton St
Westminster
London SW1
Thursday 11 March 2010
Registration Number: LEV 708C Chassis Number: BA77EM35054
1963 had a considerable bearing on the future for Ford. No one could say that, in the preceding years, Ford had not taken competition seriously, but its efforts had been to some extent a backwoods operation.
1963 was the year when the new Cortina was announced to the public. This was the time when the BMC Mini was at the height of its fame and the new Cortina was intended first and foremost as an ordinary family saloon. However, the standard car was quickly followed by a GT model which produced 83 bhp and had disc brakes at the front. Clearly, Ford had rallies in mind. Later, Ford was to ask Lotus founder, Colin Chapman, to produce a sports/racing version of its new Cortina for homologation in group 2 and the Lotus Cortina was born.
This 1965 Ford Cortina GT with a seam welded body shell, full roll cage