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1970 Ford Cortina Mk2 1600E


  • Original and unmodified 1600E 
  • Only 53,797 miles on the odometer
  • Just four keepers from new 
  • Low mileage supported by MOTs
  • Comprehensive service history with all MOTs available
  • Very smart and usable classic Cortina 

The Appeal

The 1600E was a masterstroke. Channeling the aesthetics of the Lotus Cortina - including its lowered suspension - with a tuned Kent motor and luxury wood-lined interior, this was a saloon as sumptuous as it was sporting.
It populated many suburban driveways and company car parks and launched the battle of the trim levels. All of which makes this unmolested 1970 survivor a nostalgic find. Cast your eyes across the bucket seats and wood veneers and recall a bygone era. 
It is in very good, original condition with the displayed sub-54,000 miles verified as correct according to MOT history and the vendor. A good history file and long, advisory-free MOT to March 2025 support the sense of a car carefully maintained by its four keepers over its 54 years. 

History and Paperwork

  • First registered 21st August 1970
  • Four registered keepers from new 
  • Current keeper since 4th June 2021
  • He acquired the car because he had one as a company car 
  • Vendor reports that no work is required 
  • Usefully regularly MOT’d despite this not being legally required 
  • Current MOT valid to 19th March 2025 with no advisories and 53,780 miles showing 
  • No advisories on any MOT back to 2019 
  • Comprehensive service history with all MOTs available
  • Purchased by the current owner in 2021, no work needed or has been done
  • Workshop books and club magazines
  • Exhaust back box replaced July 2023 costing nearly £400 
  • Always garaged according to seller 
  • Factory handbooks and service book 
  • Original bill of sale showing options including over riders and seatbelts 

The Condition

  • Very smart and seemingly original car with unmodified interior and exterior
  • Finished in white with red pinstripes 
  • Paintwork well presented and we are told is original 
  • There are some minor stone chips and scuffs to note but not unsightly 
  • Minor areas of rust weep visible in some photos but not unsightly 
  • Factory lowered suspension like the Lotus Cortina 
  • Appealing 1600E aesthetics including driving lights 
  • Deep dish Rostyle wheels in good condition
  • Rostyle non-matching spare with anodised finish 
  • Well kept underside which has been undersealed from new 
  • No structural advisories on current MOT 
  • Original and unmodified interior which is attractive and well kept 
  • Factory fitted bucket front and rear vinyl seats showing little signs of wear
  • Door and dashboard veneers are well kept showing only light deterioration 
  • Three spoke sports steering wheel with leather rim and alloy spokes
  • Nice period details including auxiliary dials and 8 track stereo 
  • Auxiliary switches fitted ahead of gear lever on centre console 
  • Factory tool kit in boot 

The Mechanics

  • 1,598cc Kent engine in 1600E higher state of factory tune 
  • 4spd manual gearbox 
  • Well maintained car with good history file 
  • Vendor reports that the car starts and drives well
  • We are told that the mechanicals are matching numbers and original 
  • Seller advises that there are no mechanical imperfections

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1970
  • Make Ford
  • Model Cortina
  • Colour White
  • Odometer 52,797 Miles
  • Engine size 1598
Listing Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Hayling Island
  • Location Hampshire
  • Country United Kingdom

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