1970

FORD TAKES A GAM­BLE WITH THE NEW MKIII

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - 35 Years Since The Last Cortina -

The ‘coke bot­tle’-styled Cortina is launched at the Earls Court Mo­tor Show. It’s ini­tially avail­able with a va­ri­ety of en­gines, in­clud­ing 1.3- and 1.6-litre OHV, to­gether with 1.6- and 2.0-litre OHC. The com­bi­na­tion of dif­fer­ent trim lev­els, en­gines and sa­loon or es­tate bod­ies re­sults in a line-up that com­prises a to­tal of 35 dif­fer­ent models. The vinyl-roofed GXL is the ul­ti­mate ver­sion.

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