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Intense — custom hand built V8 corty 3.5 lt all ally blok, flat top piston, racin manifold, 4 barral carb, cam, headers, 4 speed man, loud as mad car to drive the chasie twists when ya plant it intense car to be in

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: its a V8

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1973 Ford Cortina Review
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Corty Crazier — This is my 1973 TC Cortina. Although the motor is not in the car yet, I can verify that she will absolutely hammer! A late model 302 Windsor is ready to drop in, with a mustang 5 speed attached. I found this local car on a farm, beneath about five foot of grass. I dragged it out and began stripping the engine bay and interior. It has one of the best bodies I have seen (only one very small dent on the left hand front guard, otherwise gun barrel straight) and the front guards had never been removed untill now! It has one small rust hole at the bottom corner of each front sill at the base of the firewall; typical of this model as there is no escape for water in the engine bay/firewall corners. It is a factory six cylinder manual GXL, which is the top of the range, later called the Ghia. Body is nearly ready to paint and then the roll cage, etc goes in. This will be set up for tarmac rally events by the time I have finished!

Pros: Style, performance and classic appeal.

Cons: Prone to rust and some parts are difficult to source.

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Stage 2 On The Road Build — Lots of work done, full animal fur interior, custom rear guards, fully worked engine (200hp or 125 Kw), Stage 3 = 5 point watts linkage rear end, 9", 5.0 V8, full leather interior with oak console and dash

Pros: Never stops, Solid in an accident, spacious, road presence, Economy with power. Individual, easy to find in a carpark

Cons: NO PARTS LEFT!!!!!! and very expensive, just a tad loud in the cabin, Needs a tidy up, not enough space in the back seat.

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1982 Ford Cortina Reviews

I Would Love To Own Another One By Kenrick

My vehicle hade a powerful yet simple engine, simple seats, the headlights was not very effective, the brakes was good, the gear box was most inviting. It needed alot of body work thou. I like the d... Read More

My First Real Car! By Pete

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1981 Ford Cortina Reviews

Ford Cortina Mk 5 - 1981 By Dave

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My First Car By Nicholas1299

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1979 Ford Cortina Reviews

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1978 Ford Cortina Reviews

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1977 Ford Cortina Reviews

Good For Sitting On The Warm Bonnet On A Cold Night And Enjoy A Bit Of Stargazing. By Shannon161

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