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Mk2 Cortina

For me the Mk2  was the best looking of the the Cortinas. The 1600E was much desired (but never in my price range!) I had 2 Mk4 Cortinas, the last one being an estate which I used to feel slightly car sick driving if it was empty and free to float about . Dreadful car! 

Mk2 Cortina

For me the Mk2  was the best looking of the the Cortinas. The 1600E was much desired (but never in my price range!) I had 2 Mk4 Cortinas, the last one being an estate which I used to feel slightly car sick driving if it was empty and free to float about . Dreadful car! 

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in my mind, this car would go good with bell bottom pants and sideburns, Bill.
Bill Phillips: Hahaha....the Mk3 certainly would Ayush
We had a Cortina 1600 GXL,in red, cant remember what MK it was, it was a great car.
Bill Phillips: I would guess the Mk3.
https://www.cortinamk3club.com/members-and-cars
The blue is certainly an attractive color!
Bill Phillips: It is. I don't recall them being this colour at the time though!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 13 Nov 2019, 02:20
As I recall, Bill, these were not well regarded vehicles in Australia.
Bill Phillips: They were designed really for the UK and very popular. However, Fords only really started making good cars with the Focus and Mondeo!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 13 Nov 2019, 06:23
These were cherished and lasted a long time
Bill Phillips: A hugely successful car.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 13 Nov 2019, 06:26
You didn't get tired to look at all these oldtimers.
Bill Phillips: I love cars Philine...these days though I am not so fond of driving
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 13 Nov 2019, 06:56
Isn’t there a song involving a grey my 1 or 2 cortina.
Bill Phillips: I am not aware of one Comrade. Perhaps one of us could have a look on YouTube
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 13 Nov 2019, 06:56
Isn’t there a song involving a grey my 1 or 2 cortina.
I had never heard of a Cortina till you, Bill, so it makes me think we didn't have these in America?
Bill Phillips: Almost certainly not Ginnie. They were made for the UK and Europe mainly and judging by Ray's comment Australia.
Jolis détails sur ce beau bleu.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 13 Nov 2019, 07:29
Not all cars perform the same way, they might look nice but that is all there is nice about. I love the blue colour though.
Bill Phillips: The Cortina in all its' versions was hugely successful here. It was sold in huge numbers to fleets and most Sales Reps had one at some time or other!
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 13 Nov 2019, 08:25
The one before the MK3.
Bill Phillips: That's the one Chad!
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 13 Nov 2019, 08:31
The 1600E was many people people of my age lusted after but none of my peers got one! A friend had Cortina estate; one of few cars with a 6ft load deck which was important for him.
Bill Phillips: It was and there was the 2000E as well. I never had anything better than the basic mk 4 estate and also had the misfortune to have a 1300cc mk 4 saloon, which was one one the worst cars I have ever had
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 13 Nov 2019, 08:49
How quickly fashions in cars come and go
Bill Phillips: Indeed they do and how much they have advanced since the Cortina was the ubiquitous car on the roads of the UK
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 13 Nov 2019, 16:05
another new one for me

i like how you filled the frame
Bill Phillips: Very much a car for the British market
I've never had a Cortina, indeed after having cars for 57 years our Fiesta is the first ever Ford I've had in all those years. I like the colour of this, blue is my favourite.
Bill Phillips: Funnily enough although I have had a number of Fords all but one has been a company car from when I was on the road. The one was a Ford Escort
I like your crop of the car, Bill..........I think the shape of the car, with modern upgrades would sell well today! smile
Bill Phillips: The mk 2 was an unfussy design
They seem to have been loved or hated!
Bill Phillips: In their day they were a great workhorse

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