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February 2017

On August 24, 1979, Ford Cortina Mark V was announced. Actually, its official name was “Cortina 80”, but the press alone with the public gave it the Mark V tag. It was a large update of the Mark IV model, though it is hard to say that it was a …

One of the biggest steps made by Ford during the creation of fourth-generation Cortina is the convergence between the German Taunus and the British Cortina. After the model was launched in 1976, these two become the same cars with different badges. Furthermore, with the appearance of Ford Cortina Mark 4, …

Everything is cycled in this world: seasons, fashion, music, clothes and, of course, cars. With the current obsession with the 1970s, Ford Cortina Mark 3 becomes one of the pearls of this period. It was introduced in 1970 at the Earl Court Motor Show. It was the new model of …

After the first Cortina appeared in September 1962, four years later a new version, Ford Cortina Mk 2 was introduced. On October 1966 a car designed in a timeless European style that differed much from its predecessor appeared to the British car market. It was equipped with a quite similar …

In the early 1960s, British Motor Corporation was at the top of success with the first made in Britain minicar. So Ford decided to respond with an easy and inexpensive larger family car – the Cortina. This eye-catching modern-styled car was launched on 20 September 1962. In Britain, it was …

With the introduction of renovated Ford Cortina Lotus Mk 2, Lotus Cortina Mk 1 was immediately put on the back burner. This small and convenient British car was highly loved both by British families and race tracks, where it had enjoyed significant successes. Still, many people believe that its success …

If you are one of those loving Corvettes, you have to know that these cars are really popular even today. Though the fame of such cars as the Ford F-150 is not a mystery, the others, such as four-cylinder BMWs, Datsun 510s, and Corvairs can hardly be named legends. Nevertheless, …

The Ford Cortina GT was designed as the in-house performance version of the famous Cortina by Roy Brown Jr., the designer of the Ford Edsel. As you know, Ford Edsel was an epic failure of that time, so in Britain, he was given the relatively low-priority job of making an …