classic car forum header
Classic cars forum & vehicle restoration.
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 
How To Register     Posting Photographs     Privacy Policy     F/book facebook.com/oldclassiccar

Ford Cortina 1600E, or is it?
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Classic cars forum & vehicle restoration. Forum Index -> Your Adverts & Ebay 'finds'
Author Message
Ellis



Joined: 07 Mar 2011
Posts: 1333
Location: Betws y Coed, North Wales

PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:47 pm    Post subject: Ford Cortina 1600E, or is it? Reply with quote

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ford-Cortina-1600E-1970-series-2-Bitcoin/122837047790?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160727114228%26meid%3Dc0533518dc6d4ce2b404cca297009870%26pid%3D100290%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D4%26sd%3D122837047790&_trksid=p2060778.c100290.m3507

The seller has been forthright as to how this particular car has been built, but would you buy this?

I have admired the Ford Cortina Mk2 1600E for many years and still hanker after one but.............

The 1600E WAS unveiled at the 1967 Paris Motor Show and presumably was sold in France although my searching tonight cannot confirm this. If it was sold the lhd versions would have their own vehicle numbers which would be different to the right hand drive versions.
Quite a number of rhd 1600E's have been re-imported from Malta and Cyprus but they also would have their own identities as export 1600e's.

Do you see the dilemma?

Edit. the 1600E was sold in France in both 2 and 4 door versions.
_________________
Starting Handle Expert

1964 Jaguar Mark 2 3.4 litre
1962 Land Rover Series 2a 88"
2002 BMW M3 E46 Cabriolet
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Rootes75



Joined: 30 Apr 2013
Posts: 1916
Location: Somerset

PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That a lot of money to me.

My father has a Series 1 1600E, he's owned it since the early 70's. He traded his Mk1 GT in for it at our then local Ford agents.
_________________
1937 Ford 7w
1946 ERF C.I.5
1947 Hillman Minx
1955 Hillman Minx Mk8
1950 Commer R541
1978 Karrier Bantam
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Rick
Site Admin


Joined: 27 Apr 2005
Posts: 19403
Location: Cheshire

PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd rather a faded original than this concoction tbh, it doesn't appeal to me at all.

RJ
_________________
Rick (OCC Admin)
Various 1920s-1960s - Austin, Morris, Commer, Dodge etc.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
alastairq



Joined: 14 Oct 2016
Posts: 863
Location: East Yorkshire

PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

..nor me!

Spoilt by the altered suspension, wide wheels, low profile tyres, and not being silver!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Inglewood



Joined: 28 Dec 2010
Posts: 169
Location: Stone, Staffordshire

PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In colloquial terms, 'its a bitzer'.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Classic cars forum & vehicle restoration. Forum Index -> Your Adverts & Ebay 'finds' All times are GMT + 1 Hour
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


php BB powered © php BB Grp.