Not Cliché : 1969 Ford Cortina Mk2

As I write up the posts for today, I’ve got Mecum Auctions 2018 at Indianapolis on the tele, and it makes for an interesting juxtaposition to the thing looking at me on the screen.  The ’65 GTO crossing the block (that sold for $21k) is a nice car…in fact, all of the cars hitting the block at a big name auction are “nice” but they are mostly lacking in character, individuality, or (critically) affordability.  These things are bloody expensive and most are the typical cliché cars you’d find at any Friday night car show, so why not get something like this 1969 Ford Cortina Mk2 offered for $1600 in Corona, CA via craigslist. Tip from Erik.

From the seller:
Ford Cortina MK2 two door roller, no engine, not running. SoCal car all of its life with a small amount of right hand lower fender rust and dents in the front fenders. Perfect candidate for an engine swap, Ford 2.0 Ztec, Ford Duratec, Nissan SR20DET, Ford V8, whatever. Build the ultimate sleeper and bring something different to your secret drift night. New tires just installed so it rolls with no problem. Sometimes referred to as the “English” 510, but it’s a lot lighter than a Datsun 510. I can transport in SoCal for expenses.

See a better car for your fuel injected V8?