Sole surviving Superspeed for sale
The only surviving Superspeed Ford Cortina MkIII is for sale at £39,950.
The car was fitted with a 3.1-litre engine and was the only Superspeed to be fitted with a dogleg five-speed ZF gearbox and limited slip differential.
Said to be in first class condition, the Ford has undergone a ten-year painstaking restoration. It retains the original bodyshell, although the wings are new old stock.
The now rebuilt 3.1 V6 engine was rebuilt with a Kent camshaft, ported cylinder heads and a Holley carburettor.
Set up by brothers Mike and John Young in the East End of London at the end of the 1950s – and still in business today – Superspeed was, along with Alan Mann Racing and Broadspeed, approved by Ford to prepare its cars for racing in saloon car championships.
The company, based behind a Ford dealership in Ilford, worked on Ford Anglias raced by Mike and John Young, Chris Craft and Nick Brittan during the early Sixties.
The Cortina is for sale via Essexbased St Andrews Autos. Spokesman Andrew Hebron says: ‘ This is a unique find for the serious collector. No-one is sure how many Superspeed MkIIIs were built.’