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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