The 2nd generation Ford Cortina was released in 1968 by Ford of Britain with the catchy slogan: “The New Cortina is more Cortina.” The statement was true because the compact sedan used a Kent inline-4 power up front and simple lightweight formula that makes it a great competitor to the BMW 2002..at least across the pond where you could get both cars. Prices of Cortinas aren’t as overhyped as the BMW 2002, but you don’t see them very often and are almost always grey market examples like this next Portuguese migrant. Find this 1969 Ford Cortina 1300 Deluxe offered for $14,600 in Las Cruces, NM via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.
This next car comes as a tip from Erik202 who writes; I’ve been racking my brain trying to figure out a way to own this. It was posted about a year ago and sat there for quite some time before the ad was taken down. Now it’s back up and I’m devoting way too much time to thinking about it. I seem to recall the previous posting mentioning that it didn’t have a vin or that you are not able to register it for some reason so it is strictly a race car…Obviously I needed something else to make me want this thing even more and I came across a lotus twin cam engine with transmission listed locally. Find this 1965 Ford Cortina offered for $6,000 in Squamish, BC, Canada.
You know what is cooler than a wagon? An old crusty wagon. And what is cooler than an old crusty wagon…? An old crusty wagon that is rarer than rocking horse poo….and Cory found us a beauty today! Find this 1967 Ford Cortina Estate Mk1 offered for $1500 in Orange, VA via craigslist. From the seller: […]
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 […]
If you spend each day staring at classic cars for sale around the web, you might end of up thinking you’ve seen it all. And sometimes it seems that all of these cars are the same — like this 1969 Ford Cortina V8 offered for $8,500 in Moorpark, CA via craigslist — it really looks […]
by Matt — Nearly 50 years prior to the current Brexit, LeavEngland, Byerland, or whatever the current state Euro State bifurcation tagline is, this Ford got the itch and peaced out. No matter your political leanings or if you care at all, we can all agree on one thing. This beautiful and quirky English Ford […]
Surf craigslist (or eBay) and you’ll see an incredible variety of ad styles. I typically stay away from CAP’T CAPSLOCK, Fuzzy McPhotos and the thumb over the license plate guy, while ads with clear pics/description are worth a look. Unfortunately, the best deals you will ever find on a classic are often from photo-free ads […]
The 2nd generation Ford Cortina was released in 1968 by Ford of Britain with the catchy slogan: “The New Cortina is more Cortina.” The statement was true because the compact sedan used the same Kent inline-4 power up front and simple lightweight formula that makes it a great competitor to the BMW 2002. Surprisingly, the […]
It is hard to avoid your impulsive instinct whenever you see a well priced classic, but what about the car that has been for sale for months and just never moves. Does it set off your lion impulse to chase after a wounded duck and go for blood with a serious lowball offer? Here is […]
Two Cortinas in a row — what sort of madness is going on here? Okay, this site isn’t turning into the Daily Cortina, and the truth is that we only stumbled upon this next one after the first Cortina had been written up and was waiting its turn in the queue. Find this 1967 Ford […]