TC AND MK3: THE DIFFERENCES
TheTaunusTC shares its platform with the Mk3 Cortina, but the most obvious feature of the UK model is missing from its German sibling — that now-iconic Coke bottle styling. Instead, theTC has its own door skins and rear quarters which give it a more sober and squared-off look, and as a consequence the taillights and bootlid are entirely different, too. Engine choices were appropriately market-specific too — while a choice of Pinto sizes were available for both, theTaunus never had the Crossflow, using a 1300 version of the Pinto for the smaller capacity models instead. And it’s possible to tell the difference from the front — the Cortina’s indicators are smaller, and theTaunus has a more pronounced yet slimmer bulge in the bonnet’s nose, which makes the grille a different shape.