26th Apr, 2023 13:00

Pavilion Gardens | Buxton, Derbyshire

 
  Lot 74
 

1966 Ford Cortina 1500 GT

Sold for £10,688

(including buyers premium)


Lot details

Registration No: KLP 599D
Chassis No: BA78FJ0820B
MOT: Exempt

  • Resided in current ownership for over ten years
  • Subject to restoration while in the current ownership, beginning soon after the purchase
  • Accompanied by a history file and uprated with power steering
  • Increasingly sought after and seemingly rarer than a Lotus Cortina!

A halfway house between the standard 1500cc models and the twin-cam engined Lotus Cortina, the 1500 GT was not only some thirty percent more powerful than its lesser siblings but also featured improved suspension and front disc brakes. Though the Lotus became one of Ford’s all-time great competition cars, the GT was no mean performer with examples notching up memorable wins on the track and in the forest. Manufactured in 1966, the 1500 GT offered was registered new in the United Kingdom on the 20th of June that year. Fitted with the 1488cc straight-four Kent engine with the four-speed manual transmission, the Ford is finished in metallic Red paintwork (with Metal Flake) and complementary Black vinyl interior upholstery.

Entering into current ownership in 2012, the Ford was provided with a restoration (which has only recently neared completion), that has comprised; full repainting of the rust-free shell; an engine overhaul; an electric fuel pump; attention to the steering; renewed top mounts and front struts; adjustable shock absorbers; a full interior refresh including headlining; full re-wiring; braking refresh; new wheels, front wheel bearings, bushes and tyres; and a replacement vinyl roof, amongst other improvements. Provided with some further paint remediation and door fitment adjustments since the photography session, ‘KLP 599D’ has been fitted with aftermarket, adjustable power steering, controlled by a dial under the dashboard.

Offered with a history file that comprises, a collection of invoices for both work completed and parts throughout the restoration work, a few previous MOT certificates, and a current V5C document, chassis number BA78FJ0820B is also due to be provided with a 12-month MOT certificate in preparation for sale. The vendor also notes that the Cortina required a new bonnet hinge on the driver's side. Increasingly sought after and seemingly rarer than a Lotus Cortina, the GT Cortinas are surely an appealing prospect!

For more information, please contact:
Paul Cheetham
paul.cheetham@handh.co.uk
07538 667452

 

Auction: Pavilion Gardens | Buxton, Derbyshire, 26th Apr, 2023


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