YOUR CARS

Read­ers’ projects and restora­tions.

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From: UK Cars: Mk1 Cortina , Anglia 105E “My Dad started driv­ing in an era when the Fords that we re­gard to­day as clas­sics were merely old bangers. Amaz­ingly, he still has his very first car — a Mk1 Cortina GT replica which he has kept and never sold for the past 42 years! His car is pe­riod mod­i­fied — low­ered all round sit­ting on Lo­tus steels and sport­ing a black and white paint scheme.

“I grew up help­ing my Dad with this car - ini­tially start­ing out just clean­ing it, but I have more re­cently un­der­taken weld­ing and rust re­pairs. My first trip out of hos­pi­tal when I was born was in this Mk1 Cortina, so it holds a lot of memories. When I was 15 my Dad let me buy a blue Anglia 105E, which I still use to this to­day. It was my very first car and I have now owned it for the past 11 years. My Anglia is low­ered all round run­ning banded steels. It has a 1500 GT Pre-Cross­flow and gear­box, and a 105speed ex­haust sys­tem — the car has been built in the way my Dad would have done it back when he was younger.

“Both cars are not show cars or big bud­get cars, how­ever they are used reg­u­larly and at var­i­ous times have both been daily driv­ers. They have a few bat­tle scars and fray­ing edges but wear them well and these im­per­fec­tions add to their char­ac­ter.We go for drives in con­voys to­gether both en­joy our cars as they meant to be driven.

“We are also in the process of build­ing to­gether an orig­i­nal Mk1 Cortina two-door GT that my Dad has owned since I was born 26 years ago.”

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