1971 Ford Cortina 1600 GXL

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Auction News -

One of the sale’s stars, this early GXL (un­usu­ally with the 1.6rather than 2.0-litre en­gine) was sold new in Scot­land and stayed with its owner un­til he died late last year. With just un­der 60,000 miles on the clock it had sur­vived very well thanks to the owner’s ded­i­cated main­te­nance pro­gramme and for any Ford lover look­ing to cause a stir at the lo­cal clas­sic show, this was the car to have. The bodywork was very good, panel fit was great and the paint was deep and blem­ish-free. The en­gine bay was a de­light, while the olive green in­te­rior was su­perb. Some pun­ters might have sniffed at the £8000-10,000 es­ti­mate, but the auc­tion­eer wasn’t far off.

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