Ford Cortina Mark II 1600 E / 5 May, 2013 [click for previous image: Jura sunrise]
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Title • Ford Cortina Mark II 1600 E

The first car we owned when I was very young was an old Austin A40, and while I'm not sure I can remember this, my father tells me that there was a hole in the floor through which you could watch the road rush by :)

After that we had a Morris 1100, which I definitely remember, and in 1967 (or possibly 68) we got a six month old Ford Cortina Mark II 1600 GT for 700.

The Mark II Cortinas were produced from 1966 to 1970, and while the GT (Grand Tourer) was the top of the range during 1966 it was topped by the 1600E in 1967. This model had the same high-tune GT 1600 Kent engine, but also had lowered Lotus Cortina suspension and, according to Wikipedia, "luxury trim featuring a burr walnut woodgrain-trimmed dashboard and door cappings, bucket seating, sports steering wheel, and full instrumentation inside, while a black grille, tail panel, front fog lights and plated Rostyle wheels featured outside."

Anyway, my reason for mentioning all that is that we came across a 1600E this morning, one of the first ones I've seen for quite a number of years now, so I thought I'd take a quick shot and post it here.

More shots from Jura to follow.

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