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‘73 Cortina Mk3 GT 2 door pre facelift

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Well hello folks and maybe goodbye for now too, i’m selling my 1973 2 door GT.

94,630 miles.

It’s a good honest car, 2dr GT’s are getting hard to find now. 

It passed its mot on the 18th June 2020, i had an advisory on rear brake imbalance so fitted new cylinders both sides. 

Front callipers Rebuilt (by Bigg Red) with stainless steel pistons.

HEL stainless braided flexi’s front & rear

2.0 pinto with electronic ignition (sierra dizzy)
Twin choke 32/36 weber

4 branch GT exhaust manifold

5 speed Type 9 gearbox

Atlas 3.75 diff.

Gaz adjustable rebound dampeners front and rear (will come with original shocks)
Polybushed almost everywhere

front and rear ARBs

(handles, stops and goes very well)

Heated rear window
Original interior (aftermarket gearknob)
All gauges/interior light etc work
Electric fan (via fused relay) operated with a genuine mk3 pfl dash switch to look standard.
Halogen lamps.

Fairly recent new carpet / belts
no speaker holes in doorcards and rare factory blanking plate for radio  Although it is wired to accept a modern iso plug stereo (All fused)
Both doors, boot, ign and even the locking glove box work off one key, there’s also a spare key. Filler cap is locking and a nice original one but only one key for that.


I know the boot spoiler and wheels might not be to everyones taste so I have a set of original sports steel wheels for it and (Dep on the price) a set of 1600E rostyles too.
I also have a very good boot lid to go with it.

It is a lovely car, its not perfect/concourse but it is very solid and does look great, it is very reliable.
I had any structural work done by a classic specialist a few years back and it cost a small fortune. I later had some small bits at the back of the sills to inner arches done where i asked the restorer to put sill bungs back in so you can access down there to cavity wax and replace the bungs afterwards. All the factory jacking points are there and solid although i always use a trolley jack on the axles. The floor under the carpet is absolutely superb, see the last photo.


If you need more pics (i have vids i can prob email too) just give me a shout.

I am happy to negotiate on price/parts just let me know and hopefully we can settle on a price that suits. I really would prefer the car goes to a cortina enthusiast. I’ll prob get another, poss a backie or estate in a few years as i’ve never owned either of those but for now I fancy something modern while my son is quite young.

£13750 ono



















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What a loverly honest car that is 

shame your parting with her

bit I suspect your after a beige base model mk5 :bleh:


good luck with the sale 

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Yep..we know this gem...lovely..honest bloke and car... good luck win sale rich 

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Thanks guys. The time feels right to move on now, easy to type that not so easy to look at the car and feel it. But I have the urge for something quick that won’t involve pulling the car apart. I will get another one day as I think once cortinas are in your blood that’s where they stay.

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So a chance it will stay Rich 😍👍

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Who knows mate. After a few years around cortinas I cant see me not having another in the future. Prob a nice little 1600 xflow SA backie or an estate for chucking camping gear in the back of & pottering around in. Got to get the performance car bug out of my system so that’s what I’m after for now.

Will still be seeing Cortina mates locally with their projects. Gonna try to make cortina day nxt year. I’ll prob be .ed then that i wont have the GT to celebrate the 50’th with 😬

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