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The Ford Cortina MKV was announced on the 24th August 1979 and prices started at £3475 for a basic 1.3 model. The engines were improved from the MKIV models with improved power output and fuel economy. The estate model combined the MKIV bodyshell with the MKV front body pressings. The final year of production for the Cortina was 1982 and our example is a very late car that was first registered on the 1st February 1983. The Cortina was a huge success right through its long term production run from the 1960's through to the 1980's. Up to and including 1981 the Cortina was the best selling car in the UK and in March 2009 the Cortina was still the third most popular car sold in Britain. The estate versions have always proved popular and are becoming increasingly more desirable.
We have taken this Cortina Estate in part exchange from a regular customer based in Norwich. The car has been used mainly for weekend use and some corporate advertising. The last owner, a Company Director had the car sign written with corporate logos but on arrival with us they were removed. On arrival we were pleased to note excellent, straight body panels and no rust issues, however on removal of the sign writing, the red paintwork was dull and we took the opportunity to re-paint the car giving is a stunning paint finish. The car has recently been treated to new shock absorbers, suspension bushes, wheel cylinders and front anti-roll bar bushes and has come to us in good useable condition. The Cortina records a mileage of 95000 which is commensurate with the tidy original upholstery and strong running gear. The Ford drives superbly with a nice quiet engine, strong gearbox and excellent handling and brakes.