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Postby Mitch » Mon Jun 16, 2003 6:05 am



Ashes to ashes, dust to dust, if you have a Ford, it'll probably rust...


How did the Cortinas fare?


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Postby 'Dog' » Mon Jun 16, 2003 9:39 am






All five incarnations of the Cortina were the subject of a rust BlitzkriegImage


Most of them lasted about eight years and were junked due to corrosion. A good many were subjected to the 'Banger Racing' circuit which meant certain death to even the most rust free car...


I only know of two that are in regular use in my area, 5 miles from the factory that built them.


The great majority of the surviving cars are now collectors' cars and worth quite a bit of money to the right buyer i.e. those who appreciate the values of the marque, and those who want one because their father owned oneImage
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Postby rockatansky4073 » Mon Jun 16, 2003 12:01 pm

my first car was a GT CORTINA, a brown one, those doors rusted up real gooood.
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Postby camchain » Mon Jun 16, 2003 12:49 pm

Hey Adrian, Whereabouts in Bradford are you?





A thing my brother used to say about fords was that the name was an acronym. Fix Or Repair Daily Image Turns out that their tractors were just as bad rust wise as their cars.
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Postby 'Dog' » Mon Jun 16, 2003 12:58 pm






Found On Road Dead!


Still love the pre 'Aero Look'/ 'New Edge' (Pre 1982) Fords though!


Especially the Mk II Granada and MK V Cortina.
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Postby AdrianUK » Mon Jun 16, 2003 8:14 pm



Camchain, i'm in thornbury, right on the border with pudsey/leeds, if you're familiar with the thornbury roundabout................or triangle if you like, well i'm just off there.


If you're planning a visit you will be made most welcome.
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Postby Mitch » Mon Jun 16, 2003 9:30 pm



Adrian,


Just found out that the silver XB with a blue front clip is the one you bought from Terry. That's the one I almost bought, but you beat me to it. Damn! Nice to see what you've done with it, though...


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Postby AdrianUK » Mon Jun 16, 2003 10:28 pm



Thanks Mitch,


I took a big risk really, buying with only viewing photos on the site, i was overjoyed to find the structure and chassis in superb condition and the engine as sweet as a nut, that meant i only had to concentrate on the cosmetic side of things.


There may be a valuable lesson there for buyers, not all that glitters is gold!
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Postby Mad Max 2050 » Mon Jun 16, 2003 10:31 pm



Hey Dog


You missed a great show


The car for sale at the top of the thread was there too, but Adrian stole the lime light!
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Postby AdrianUK » Mon Jun 16, 2003 10:45 pm

John, how's the lobster syndrome, the family are still laughing at my ridiculous sun tan.
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