1974 Ford Cortina Mk3 2.0 from Australia and New Zealand
Powerful, but that isn't everything!
This Ford that I "inherited" off my Dad needed work; there were problems with a minor dashboard fire! And the clutch. All were fixed.
This was a limited edition, 2 litre Brabham(?) Cortina with a two-tone (brown and white) duco, and a powerful engine. I remember sitting effortlessly on 140kph on the road between Warrnambool and Geelong late at night, or maybe it was my imagination?
It wasn't a nice car to drive; sitting on the front bench I felt miles away from the deep set instrumentation; everything felt a bit loose. To be fair, I had no mechanical issues in my time of ownership. But oil leaks! From the rocker cover at first, but once that was fixed… I was putting in up to a litre a week.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 9th December, 2015