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A nostalgic Ford Cortina Mk5 2.0 Ghia Auto in wonderful order.
All steel welded integral construction, safety glass all round, laminated windscreen, louvered radiator grill, bright drip-rail, windshield and rear window inserts, anti-burst locks, bright bumpers, bodyside rubbing strip, black side window frames, simulated wood grain fascia, wood veneer door cappings, perforated headlining, ‘hangdown’ centre console, RST21P radio cassette, vanity mirror, seat valances, cigar lighter, quartz clock, boot mat, two rear coat hooks, instrument illumination control, two speed wipers with ‘flick’ wipe, electric screen wash. Factory fitted options; Automatic transmission, metallic paint, passenger door mirror.
This beautiful top of the range Ghia is one of the later examples of Ford’s iconic Cortina MkV, sometimes known as the Cortina 80 being the facelift version of the MKIV. This fabulous example is finished in optional Crystal Green metallic (code 61). The paintwork boasts a pleasing bright shine and polished finish. All panels are straight and free from corrosion, and the underside is structurally excellent. Close scrutiny will reveal minor markings in line with the vehicles age and remedial paint work. The rear wheel arches have recently been repaired. The glass and lamp lenses are registration etched and all trim sections and bumpers are spotless. A very rare surviving luxury classic Ford guaranteed to attract much onlooker appreciation.
A beautifully clean and preserved 1980’s Ford interior to instantly take you back in time and a true delight to any ‘blue oval’ enthusiast. The immensely comfortable Green Chatsworth and Crushed Velour (code W6) fabric seats are free from wear or damage. The spotlessly clean colour keyed cut pile carpets, matching door cards and perforated headlining are in excellent order aside from a tiny burn mark in the drivers foot well. All switchgear and functions operate exactly as intended including the RST21P radio cassette and electric aerial. The perfect dashboard has suffered no cracks or distortion. A well appointed and refined interior with the usual Ghia indulgence to enjoy!
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Ford’s time tested and trustworthy 2000 OHC unit with twin venturi carburettor needs little introduction, with simplicity and readily available parts providing plenty of scope for recreational tinkering! With a power output of 101bhp the engine is whisper quiet and wonderfully smooth and the car can match the pace of modern traffic with ease. A clean and tidy engine bay displays factory stickers and plates. The optional automatic transmission with oil cooling offers relaxed effortless motoring.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Five light alloy road wheels are in superb order with quality 185/70 R13 tyres are fitted all round showing plenty of tread. Hydraulic dual line brakes with servo assistance and uprated 9in rear drums standard on the Ghia models offer ample stopping power and complete assurance.
Supplied new by Ford Main Dealer Taylors of Gloucester and first registered on 9th November 1981, this stunning Ford Cortina is accompanied with a neatly organised and comprehensive history file to include many previous MOT certificates and maintenance invoices. The original PVC wallet contains the handbooks, operating guides and audio manuals.
Representing a beautiful looking and very usable example, this Cortina drives brilliantly and is ready for classic Ford motoring enjoyment.
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