Eventually to be overshadowed by the Cortina it was basicall a slightly stretched Cortina aimed a bit upmarket and it replaced the Consul, being originally called the Consul Corsair, with the Cortina originally being called the Consul Cortina. It originally had the same engine as the Cortina but soon had a V4 engine fitted. As I recall the V4 was about as rough an engine as you could wish for.
Interestingly...well to me is the fact that the designer of the Cortina was the same bloke who designed the Ford Edsel...one of motoring's disaster stories. He was banished to Ford of Dagenham where he ended up designing the most successful car Ford ever built in the UK
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