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1971 Mk3 Ford Cortina 1600 Base For Sale

Up for sale is my 1971 (J plate) Mk3 Ford Cortina Base model. A very rare survivor being an early production Mk3 and also being a bottom of the range Base model.

The car runs very well, drives, steers and stops. Mechanically everything feels strong and the engine pulls nicely through the gears. It appears to have had a recent exhaust fitted.

Interior wise it's 90% there. I do have the correct front seats however I don't have the runners to mount them. It currently is sporting a pair of blue Mk5 seats but they do the job. The roof lining has been replaced in the past with a thick brown shagpile carpet... must be seen to be believed! Apart from that, its mostly there and will likely tidy up quite well.

The main bulk of work with this car will be bodywork. The paintwork looks like it has been rubbed down with a grinder and rattle canned.. because that is almost definitely whats happened. The original colour was the red/orange colour (I forget the actual name), but will look nice if or when it's returned to it. Rust wise, there is some present along with various patches of filler and bodges over the years. One of the rear wings looks as though another wing has been welded over the top. We have an original NOS drivers rear wing that will be included in the sale. As for the rest of the car, it doesn't look too outwardly horrendous rust wise but I don't doubt for a second that rust isn't hiding in various places. i've had a good poke around underneath, its covered in thick underseal. I haven't scraped or rubbed down anywhere on the car, it's exactly as I found it.

In summary then, mechanically in good order. Interior almost there. Full bodywork restoration required including welding and a respray. It will make a fantastic winter project for someone and will be a lovely vehicle once done, it's very fun to drive and a real head turner!

Viewing/ test drive highly recommended.
Price £3000 As stated
Ad Type For Sale
Category Classic Cars
Make Ford
Model Cortina
Year 1971
Mileage 80,000 miles
Country UK
Region Leicestershire
Town LOUGHBOROUGH
Telephone 07803 270789
Status Private
E-mail
Date 05-Dec-2019
Ref C1182942
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