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Asking Price:

R 91,000.00

Lot Status:

For Sale

1981 Ford Cortina MkV

The Ford Cortina is a compact car that was built by Ford of Britain in various guises from 1962 to 1982. The name was inspired by the name of the Italian ski resort Cortina d'Ampezzo, site of the 1956 Winter Olympics. The MkV model range was introduced in 1980 for the South African market. South African MkV models differed slightly from UK models with different wheels, bumpers, and interior trim. The last brand-new Cortina was sold in South Africa by mid-1984. It was often SA's top-selling car, being far more popular than the Sierra, Telstar, and Mondeo models that followed it.

This Example

Description by seller:

When I was a boy growing up in the northern suburbs of Cape Town, many a moustached oom would cruise down the street with his Cortina and driveways would be adorned with these beautiful beasts. As time moved on things changed and the Cortina had become a rare sight.

I always dreamt of owning one myself. My plan was to get one when I was 40 or 50... but then 2020 happened. Covid-19 was a strange and scary reality. So even though I was far from the 40/50 target age which I initially set for myself, I decided it was time to buy a Cortina.

I finally managed to find one in decent condition: a beige 1981 sedan with a 2L engine, automatic gearbox and a 32 36 Weber carb. Standard rims, standard everything but the radio. I was content. The closer to original I could get, the better. It is fitted with an alarm/immobiliser and tracking unit. Runs good and solid. Original examples like this one are hard to find. Papers are in order - status is "used/gebruik" and licence is up to date.

I still cruise my pride and joy. And what a joy it is!

Available to view by appointment in Cape Town.

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Lot Status

For Sale

Special Features

Condition rating: 124/140

Quick Facts

Reference: LOT-000155
Seller: Private
Year: 1981
Manufacturer: Ford
Model: Cortina MkV
Derivative: -
Service History: Partial
Mileage: 180,000 Km
Engine Size: 1,993cc
Engine Type: 4-cylinder
Fuel Type: Petrol
Transmission: 3 Automatic
Layout: Front engine - rear-wheel drive
Power Output: 99 BHP
Exterior: Beige
Interior: Brown

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Bidding Information - 1981 Ford Cortina MkV

Estimated Price Range:

R 85,000.00 - R 95,000.00

Lot Status:

For Sale

Total Bids:


Time Left:


Start Date:

Wednesday, 08 September, 2021 - 08:00

End Date:

Wednesday, 15 September, 2021 - 18:00

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