Sole sur­viv­ing Su­per­speed for sale

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week - ❚ stan­drewsautos.co.uk

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.’

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