1971 Ford Cortina – Today’s Classic Tempter

By: James Robinson, Unique Cars magazine

1971 Ford Cortina 1971 Ford Cortina

Beautiful in brown

The Mark II Ford Cortina is the second generation of one of Ford’s most iconic monikers of the 20 century.

The Mark II was designed by Roy Haynes and was first released in October of 1966, replacing the outgoing Mark I Cortina, and stayed in production until 1971.

Assembly of the Mark II took place in a number of Ford’s manufacturing plants across the globe, including the UK, Taiwan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, South Korea, and even locally in Broadmeadows, Victoria.

Body styles that the Cortina could be had in comprised a two-door sedan, four-door sedan or a five-door wagon.

Power came from a range of inline four-cylinder donks in various states of displacement as well as a 3.0lt V6.

The shove from these donks was sent to the Cortina’s rear wheels via a four-speed manual or three-speed automatic transmission.

This particular Mark II Cortina is a ’71 440L four-door sedan and comes equipped with the four-speed manual transmission and 1.6lt four-pot.

According to the seller, the vehicle has been well looked after and has recently undergone a host of refurbishments including a reupholstered interior, repolished timber dash and extensive mechanical reconditioning.

The Mark II Cortina is $18,000 and anyone interested in this compact classic can view the full listing here.

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