The PC Restora­tion Show gets a ‘be­fore and af­ter’ sec­tion and a sin­gle-owner low-mileage Ford Cortina is go­ing up for auc­tion.

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - News -

A sin­gle-owner, low mileage Ford Cortina MkIII is be­ing of­fered for sale at an auc­tion this Satur­day (27 Fe­bru­ary).

The Cortina – orig­i­nally spe­cially or­dered in Onyx Green Metal­lic, and un­usu­ally in 1600cc form – is in­cluded in Mor­ris Les­lie’s lat­est sale at Er­rol, Perth.

It was first reg­is­tered to Robert Adams of Leith, Ed­in­burgh, in Novem­ber 1971, and re­mained in his own­er­ship un­til he died in Oc­to­ber 2014.

Robert ini­tially had the car as his com­pany ve­hi­cle, be­com­ing his own prop­erty in Oc­to­ber 1975. In Fe­bru­ary 1978, with a recorded mileage of 56,465, the car was garaged by Robert to pro­tect its con­di­tion. Over the past 35 years, just 3000 miles have been added to the to­tal.

‘The car had re­main & ed hid­den from the world for 38 years and is still in orig­i­nal pris­tine con­di­tion and with pe­riod ac­ces­sories that Robert has added through­out his life,’ says Mor­ris Les­lie’s auc­tion man­ager Keith Mur­ray.

‘Robert kept the car purely for his own en­joy­ment and def­i­nitely not for show pur­poses. He was, we are told, a very pri­vate man who loved and cher­ished his car more than any­thing. His main­te­nance regime went as far as lu­bri­cat­ing heater ca­ble in­serts.’

www.mor­risleslie.com

New home sought for sin­gle-owner, low mileage Cortina MkIII.

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