With the London Motor Show this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, we look back in time to 1966, when Ford released the Cortina Mk2. On its release, the Mk2 was available in either a 2 door or 4 door specification, with three trim levels; De Luxe, Super and GT. With the new crossflow 1300cc engine, designed to improve economy, Ford claimed the car could produce up to 57.5bhp, and had a top speed of 80mph!
Later came the Estate and popular 1600E models, and perhaps the most well known model – the Lotus Cortina. With 109bhp, the Lotus Cortina had nearly double that of a base model Cortina, which of course made it popular for the young population.
Ford will again be present at the London Motor Show, showcasing the new Ford Edge.
You can check out our current range of Fords here.