FORD CON­SUL CORTINA 1200 DL

Classic Sports Car - - Letters -

Sold/num­ber built 1962-’66/1,013,391

Con­struc­tion steel uni­tary

En­gine all-iron, ohv 1198cc ‘four,’ Solex carb; 49bhp @ 4800rpm; 67lb ft @ 2700rpm

Trans­mis­sion four-speed man­ual, RWD

Sus­pen­sion: front in­de­pen­dent, by Macpher­son struts, track con­trol arms, anti-roll bar rear live axle, semi-el­lip­tic leaf springs, Arm­strong tele­scopic dampers Steer­ing re­cir­cu­lat­ing ball Brakes drums Length 14ft 21/2in (4331mm) Width 5ft 21/2in (1587mm) Height 4ft 9in (1464mm)

Wheel­base 8ft 2in (2489mm)

Weight 2018lb (915kg) 0-60mph 22.5 secs Top speed 77mph Mpg 30

Price new £698 19s Price now £10,000

Thanks to Amanda Bar­rie; Phil Lu­d­er­man; MKI Cortina Own­ers’ Club (www.mk1­cortina.com); Maiden­head Town Hall (www3.rbwm.gov.uk); Pinewood Stu­dios (www.pinewood­group.com)

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