|Cars - Ford|
|Odometer reading||44,490 miles|
Historics at Brooklands / Brooklands Museum 2nd June 2010 Car - 02/06/2010 / 1969 Ford Cortina 1600E / Lot 32
One of the best loved versions of the Cortina appeared in 1967, the 1600E. The 1600E offered a blend of sporting style and luxury with its comprehensive specification. Standard equipment included sports suspension, Rostyle wheels, spot lamps, vinyl roof and metallic paint. The mechanical specification included a 88bhp and 25mpg Cortina GT engine and disc brakes. The 1600E interior came equally well equipped and included special rear bucket seats, reclining front seats, sports steering wheel, extra instruments and a wood trim. Production ended in 1970 and despite attempts at reviving the idea of an ""Executive"" version of other, later models, Ford never recaptured the original feel of the Cortina Mk II based 1600E. With just one French owner recorded from new, this is as close to a new car as can be realistically achieved. Its owner lived in the Champagne region, a dry area and so its condition was maintained to a high standard with little difficulty by a professional storage firm. It is presented in classic silver with a contrasting black interior and also comes complete with its original owner's handbook and service manual. Stamps within it take it upto its 35,000km service and in the back there is the official Ford Guarantee and Certificate of Originality. There are a number of bills also included as well as the Certificate d'immatriculation and a letter from the Automobile Club de Monaco confirming its eligibility for the 13 Rallye Monte-Carlo Historique on the 28 January, 2010. This is a beautifully presented example of the highly desirable 1600E and certainly should be of interest to any Ford collector.