In the 1960s, the Cortina was an entirely new type of British car; light yet strong, cheap to buy yet roomy. It established a new class of car: the Cortina Class. Ford's rivals had to rush to keep up.
Not only was the Cortina the first, it was also the best--a fascinating, ever-evolving project around which Ford-Europe's planning always revolved.
Here, for the first time in one title, are all the facts, figures, images, and legends of the Cortina story. With over 180 color and black and white photos, this is the fascinating story of an incredibly successful car.
It's been a long wait for what is a work of genuine quality ... No Ford enthusiast should be without it. Classic Car Weekly. A genuinely interesting tome, this is the definitive history of a classic-defining car. Over 180 photographs are complemented by facts and figures alongside captivating storytelling. A must-read. - Practical Classics.
Introduction & Acknowledgements 4Chapter 1 The 'Archbishop' project 7Chapter 2 Cortina I & II - million sellers 22Chapter 3 Lotus-Cortina - twin-cam performance 47Chapter 4 The 'works' Cortinas - rallying and racing 62Chapter 5 Cortina III - the transatlantic approach 97Chapter 6 Cortina IV - co-ordination with Germany 115Chapter 7 Cortina V - the final evolution 126Chapter 8 Today's Cortinas - keeping them on the road 135Clubs and specialist magazines 139Appendix I What happened when? 142Appendix II Engines 144Appendix III Performance 145Appendix IV Prices 146Appendix V Production 147Appendix VI Specifications 149Index 156
Series: Veloce Classic Reprint
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 15th March 2017
Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.0 x 20.8
Weight (kg): 0.61
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: Revised