1965 FORD CORTINA
FORD - 1965 Ford Cortina 1500 GT LHD
The car offered for sale is one of the very Best 1500 Cortina GT cars I have ever seen.
The Subject of a Total Nut & Bolt Restoration in France by Cedric Masier & Patrick Hugo in 2002, every opportunity to upgrade & or fit the very best “Genuine Ford Motorsport Period Upgrades “suitable for Historic Rallying was seized. Since this Restoration the car has had regular but little use always carefully maintained.
The car is Rebuilt with Lotus Cortina Close ratio Gearbox.
The Engine fully Blue-printed, lightened, Balanced with Competition Clutch, Fast Road Cam 310 degrees—– Full Burton Fast Road Engine Build. & set up on Twin 40 -Webber Carburetor.
The Car is presently with TR Enterprises — having the Conversion to Webber & Full Rolling Road set up having had some use on Fuel Injection.
A Current Dyno sheet is available with the Car, clearly reflecting its current Optimum set up.
The handling is superb with Lotus Cortina Struts and well set up dampers with optimized settings for fast road use.
Brakes are Competition Bremsa Discs, Girling Pistons. Fast road Pagid Pads.
Fitted with Brantz Rally Trip meter & both wheels/ Tires for Snow as well as Road this car is absolutely perfect for any Multitude of Europe’s Leading Regularity events.
Reliability is Bullet Proof with a history of completing both the Hugely Challenging Winter Monte Carlo and the Winter Raid.
The Interior of the car has been restored & maintained in excellent condition, only discreetly removable Willans offering “Clues”as to the enormous “Fun Factor” —to come from this Car.
Chrome, paint & interior all perfect—possibly the very best Cortina GT —i have seen and quite definitely a car superbly set up, with great balance & near neutral handling affording predictable, controllable Over- steer on demand in Winter Conditions.
The History File is 10 cm thick with every possible reference to the cars meticulous Restoration including a full photographic record.
A great looking car with Racing Green Stripes on Period Correct White Paintwork —- an opportunity to own a fabulous & Iconic Cortina GT —with every possible Period Enhancement—in perfect Restored condition at less than “Half “the cost of it’s famous pre-Runner the Lotus Cortina.
Left hand drive, perfect for European Events.
Anyone who has considered a Classic Car, with some proper usable Performance an Exhaust Induction noise to die for ——- this Cortina GT is the car.