1967 Ford Cortina Review

1967 Ford Cortina 1600 E 1.6 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1967
First year of ownership1978
Most recent year of ownership1980
Engine and transmission 1.6 petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired76000 miles
Most recent distance91000 miles


Super reliable workhorse


Rust had started to appear on wings soon after purchase.

Interior was rattly and got damp easily.

Ignition failed after 85,000 miles.

Engine ceased up after 91,000 miles.

General Comments:

Generally very reliable, but in the end was really showing its age inside and out.

Engine was faultless until it ceased up and I sold it to a mechanic for £10. He did up and I saw it on the roads for a good few years afterwards.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th February, 2006

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 1 review