A RARE fully restored Ford Cortina in spectacular condition has come under the hammer at a stunning price.
The classic beauty, a ‘very happy looking’ bright Passion Red MKI Cortina is being auctioned off at a stunning price.
It was shipped from South Africa and has since been thoroughly checked by British classic car specialists.
The current owner described the precious Cortina as “a joy to drive”.
And the seller also claims that the incredible vintage engine has been restored in recent years.
This ‘largely original’ Ford Cortina even comes with an upgraded 1600cc Ford cross-flow engine.
The interior of the car, which will be auctioned in Kent, is described as “In consistently good condition for the car’s age.”
“Like the rest of the car, it appears to have benefited from a previous restoration.
“The originality is generally good, only the front seats are recognizable as obvious spare parts.”
Sport seats in red and black merge the interior with the exterior.
“The door panels are made of black vinyl and feature chrome door hardware,” the description reads.
“The dashboard corresponds to the standard MKI Cortina tariff.”
Original Cortina items include a full-width storage compartment, speedometer and sports steering wheel.
The exterior captivates with “a charming historical look, albeit with numerous chrome accents”.
Although it has a few small marks and scratches, it is mostly in excellent condition and appears “clear, unblemished and original”.
It offers iconic MKI features such as taillight lenses and a sleek hood bulge.
The listing described the 13-inch deep-rimmed Minilite-style alloy wheels as “very good”. Overall condition with just one or two small marks“.
Bidders will be delighted to learn that numerous mechanical restarts have taken place.
These include a new steering gear, new front suspension, new battery and rear brake cylinders, among others.
It will be reassuring to know that “all the expected nameplates and engraved numbers appear to be present and correct” and the car in general appears “very solid and solid”.
“The only problems reported are a worn reverse shift gate,” the description reads.
“At some point, replacing the ballast resistor may also be necessary.”
It is currently being auctioned for £7,000 and bidders have until August 28 to finalize the deal.