A CLASSIC 60s Ford Cortina is up for sale at auction – and it includes some radical changes to the original car.
The 1965 Cortina, with just 6,925 miles on the clock, has a guide price of £20,000 to £25,000.
This particular Ford Cortina was registered in 1965, but was completely rebuilt in 2019.
Hampson Auctions explained that its original "Kent" four-cylinder engine was replaced by a reconditioned 4.6-litre Rover V8.
But the current owner also upgraded: Mega Squirt fuel injection, EDIS ignition system, Cherry Bomb exhausts, five-speed Ford Sierra gearbox and the Moto-Lita wood-rim steering wheel.
According to the auction house, the sporty car has covered 928 miles since it was completely rebuilt five years ago.
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The vendor says that the engine, transmission, bodywork, paintwork and upholstery are in "excellent" condition and is offering the car with its original buff log and a large selection of invoices.
Hampson Auctions revealed: "With few Cortinas still in everyday use, it’s hard to believe that the model was by far Britain’s best-selling car throughout the 1970s.
"Available in two and four-door saloon and estate versions, the model dominated our roads. Five generations were produced between 1962 and 1982, each of which notched up over a million sales.
"At introduction, the car was powered by a 1193cc three-bearing version of the four-cylinder OHV ‘Kent’ engine, though the option of a five-bearing 1500cc unit followed within months."
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The Hampson Auctions event takes place on May 13.
This comes after a Classic Ford Sierra RS Cosworth kept by the same owner for the past 35 years is now up for auction – and set to go for a fortune.
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