The Chicago Car Club is interested in classic cars of all makes and models, especially a Ford Cortina MKII. We make the process of selling your Ford Cortina MKII quick and painless. In just a matter of hours we will have your classic valued and, if you do so choose, turned into money in your pocket. All it takes is a phone call or electronic inquiry to get the ball rolling.
The Ford Cortina was a car built by Ford of Britain from 1962 to 1982. Its name was derived from the Italian ski resort, the site of the 1956 Winter Olympics, Cortina d’Ampezzo. It ran in five editions, from Mark 1 to Mark 5. From 1970 on, it used the same platform and was nearly identical to the German-market Ford Taunus.
The car was inexpensive, got decent gas milage and could be produced inexpensively in Britain. It ended up being the United Kingdom’s best-selling car of the 1970s.
The Ford Cortina Mark II was available between 1966–1970. There were three body style choices, a 2-door saloon, 4-door saloon, and a 5-door estate. There were several engine choices, either a 1.2 L, 1.3 L or 1.5L “Kent” I4, a 1.3 L Crossflow l4, a 1.6 L Twin-Cam l4, or a more powerful 3.0 L Essex V6. All used a 4-speed manual transmission.
Improvements over the previous model included a two-and-a-half-inch wider interior for more comfort, a tighter turning ratio, a softer suspension and self adjusting brakes. The 3.0-litre Essex V6-engined was independently developed in South Africa. It was later built for Britain, where it was known as the Cortina Savage.