Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Living With Classics -

Craig’s Cray­ford MkV is a well­known car in club cir­cles as it’s one of just 28 drop­head Corti­nas made, and the only 1600 with an au­to­matic gear­box. ‘Be­cause of its rar­ity I didn’t want to change things too much so I’ve made some sym­pa­thetic im­prove­ments,’ says Craig. ‘It’s got ven­ti­lated front discs with braided hoses (the lat­ter re­ally im­proves the pedal feel), and a four-branch man­i­fold along with a stain­less steel ex­haust. The en­gine is now fed by a twin-choke We­ber.’

Craig has owned his Cray­ford for more than 15 years but he’s also owned a Cortina MkIII since 1989 – and it’s fit­ted with a 5.0-litre Mus­tang V8, a five-speed man­ual trans­mis­sion and a raft of other mods so it can han­dle the power.

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