Ford Cortina TC-TF/Escort 2.0 Litre - 2021 Market Review

By: Cliff Chambers

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Ford Cortina TC-TF/Escort 2.0 Litre

Prices pushing past $30,000 serve to confirm the popularity and also scarcity of XLE250 Cortinas. It is easier to grab a lower-spec 3.3-litre XL, but even these in TC-TD spec are nudging $20K.

Post-1976 TE-TF versions came with a more angular body but the same Falcon-sourced mechanical components. These generally are cheaper, with TE GLs in ordinary condition costing $10-12,000 and really good 4.1-litre Ghias reaching $20,000.

 

| Buyer's Guide: Ford Escort 2.0-litre

Locally built 2.0-litre Escorts rusted rapidly and are scarce, with vans seemingly more plentiful and affordable than sedans. Rust under the vinyl roof sent many an Escort Ghia to the crusher, so restored or excellent original survivors now exceed $20,000.

The uniquely Australian RS2000 four-door maintains strong demand and excellent cars make $30,000.

Cortina TC-TD Six $21,800 [8]

Cortina TC-TD XLE250 $27,700 [5]

Cortina TE-TF Six $14,770 [10]

Escort GL 2.0 $12,350 [14]

Escort Ghia 2.0 $20,165 [3]

RS2000 4-DR $32,500 [2]

[*] = number of recorded sales

(Note: concours & special cars may demand more.)

Numbers from our 2021 Aussie Family & Sports Car Value Guide.

| 2019 Market Review: Ford Cortina TC-TF/Escort 2.0L

 

 

From Unique Cars #450, March 2021

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