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Ford Corsair

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 

Ford Corsair

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 

comments (12)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 12 Nov 2019, 01:48
It looks better than new, Bill.
Bill Phillips: It probably is Ray
Oh and I love that color!
Bill Phillips: That pale metallic blue was a popular colour as I recall
Oh I used to really like these....A fine example Bill.
Bill Phillips: I did too but the V4 engine was a big mistake!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 12 Nov 2019, 06:10
A bit dated now but quite aesthetically pleasing..
Bill Phillips: It was a good looking car but the V4 engine was dreadful by all accounts. This must be an early one as it has the consul badge
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 12 Nov 2019, 07:26
Interesting to see how cars have progressed over the years. I think this was the days before cars were designed with the use of a wind tunnel.
Bill Phillips: Also the age of obvious rust traps!
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 12 Nov 2019, 07:58
I see an old Ferret Scout Car at the back Bill. Happy memories...of sorts.
Bill Phillips: Oh yes so there is! I hadn't noticed!
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 12 Nov 2019, 08:10
Yes, I remember this well, Bill
Bill Phillips: It was quite a smart looking car in its' day
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 12 Nov 2019, 09:26
It’s a bit better than my grandad’s old ford pop....
Bill Phillips: Almost anything would be comrade
I haven't seen one of these for a long time, it's in fine condition.
Bill Phillips: A bit of a rarity I would think Brian
We had Corvair.
Bill Phillips: That was a rear engined Chevrolet wasn't it?
A fine survival.
Bill Phillips: This must be an early one too as it still has the Consul name
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 12 Nov 2019, 20:12
i'm not familiar with it, but it's quite pretty

the mirrors are unusually placed and now i see there are two sets
Bill Phillips: Back then mirrors were quite often on the wings like this. They were pretty useless and the owner has added a third one on his door

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