LUKE JACKSON Mk3 Cortina
Spec: 2-litre Pinto turbo, Type-9 gearbox, Ultralite UL12 wheels
Luke’s GXL sitting on 8.25x15 inch Ultralites was already doing a good job of distracting passersby, but when he popped the bonnet the onlookers turned into a crowd thanks to the recentlyfinished Pinto turbo. “I knew nothing about turbos before this,” he admits, “but I did some research and decided to put a set-up together based around Sierra EFi management. It’s working great, with 10 psi giving 190 bhp.The car was originally bronze but had been painted black by the time I bought it, and the next job is to tackle the bodywork. I restore classic cars for a living so I’m not worried about what I’ll find!”
Choose a colour, any colour... Kirsty Baker’s Mk3 Escort (right) is a superb sleeper, running a Zetec turbo. Tom Jackson’s Mk2 Cortina wears its patina well.