1962 to 1982, wooden door design catalogue pdf was the United Kingdom’s best-selling car of the 1970s. This was part of a Ford attempt to unify its European operations.
By 1976, when the revised Taunus was launched, the Cortina was identical. Cortina used the doors and some panels from the 1970 Taunus. Ford Sierra estate for local assembly from 1984. As a publicity stunt, several Cortinas were driven down the bobsled run at the resort which was called Cortina Auto-Bobbing. Ford Cortina Mark I reg Aug 1963 pre first facelift. Dagenham created a family-sized car which they could sell in large numbers. Dagenham following the failure of that car.
The car was designed to be economical, cheap to run and easy and inexpensive to produce in Britain. Originally to be called Ford Consul 225, the car was launched as the Consul Cortina until a modest facelift in 1964, after which it was sold simply as the Cortina. Standard, Deluxe, Super, and GT trims were offered but not across all body styles. Ban the Bomb’ tail-light clusters. Since this version cost almost the same as the better equipped Deluxe it sold poorly and is very rare today. Options included heater and bench seat with column gearchange. There were two main variations of the Mark 1.
The Mark 1a possessed elliptical front side-lights, whereas the Mark 1b had a re-designed front grille incorporating the more rectangular side-light and indicator units. A few months later, in January 1963, the Cortina Super was announced with a five-bearing 1,498 cc engine. The engines used across the Mark I range were of identical design, differing only in capacity and setup. October 1964, made much of the newly introduced “Aeroflow” through-flow ventilation, evidenced by the extractor vents on the rear pillars.