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Ford Cortina Mk1: Buying guide and review (1962-1966)  AutoExpress

A full buyer's guide for the Ford Cortina Mk1 (1962-1966) including specs, common problems and model history...

13 Cars That Almost Ruined Ford (And 12 That Made Them Iconic)  HotCars

Today Ford has a number of hits on its hands. The F-150 is the best selling truck in the world and it has been for some time.

Ford Threatens to Pull Out of the United Kingdom  The Truth About Cars

Ford Motor Company has reportedly informed British Prime Minister Theresa May of its tentative plan to move out of the United Kingdom. The automaker ...

The Truth About Cars
Would you pay $350000 for a Ford Cortina?  Stuff.co.nz

We all accept that the original Ford Cortina is a true classic, but would you be willing to drop NZ$350,000 one? If you immediately shouted "YES!" when reading ...

The Second-Generation Cortina Remains the Bargain Vintage Lotus To Buy  RoadandTrack.com

Everybody wants a Mk 1 Lotus Cortina. Fewer folks search out a Ford Cortina Lotus, and that makes it an affordable delight.

50 years on: Why the Ford Capri remains an institution  AutoClassics

50 years ago today, Ford unveiled its Capri fastback coupé to the public. We delve in to reaffirm why the Capri remains such a big deal.

This ex-Graham Hill 1966 Ford Cortina Lotus is for sale in the UK  Driving

A 1966 Ford Cortina Lotus, once raced by two-time Formula 1 World Champion Graham Hill, will be on sale in the New Year at the annual Autosport ...

Street Machine Mid-eight-second Barra-powered Ford Cortina at Drag Challenge  WhichCar

Corey Benning swaps Cleveland V8 for turbo Barra power in his TD Cortina.

Damaged Ford Cortina Savage V6 beats the odds for top award  AutoClassics

Substantially damaged during Britain's largest classic car show in 2017, Rob Sargents's Ford Cortina has returned to scoop top prize this yea...

The fastest selling preowned cars for 2018  Women on Wheels

South Africa's leading marketplace, OLX, has released the top 10 cars that were selling like hot cakes on their platform in 2018. The data shows the fastest ...

Women on Wheels
A long drive 'home' for Armagh family's 1964 Ford  Belfast Telegraph

An Armagh family have completed a four-year labour of love by driving their restored 1964 Ford Cortina through Europe to the town in Italy the car was named ...

Belfast Telegraph
Galbally shows support for Limerick with decked-out '73 Ford Cortina  Limerick Leader

IT'S been a busy week for one Limerick sign maker, with a close family connection to the Limerick manager, who has been “burning the midnight oil&rd...

Limerick Leader
Street racing stupidity  News24

I am sorry to say it but if you partake in illegal street racing you are basically a criminal.

Replica Mk II Ford Cortina stage prop promotes Players production  Lowestoft Journal

The Lowestoft Players have this week been supported by John Grose Ford by hosting a West End stage prop of a replica Mk II Ford Cortina.

Lowestoft Journal
Isn't that a Ford Cortina? So the Russian company that builds the iconic AK-47 assault rifle creates a retro-styled hatchback  Wheels24

Russian arms maker, Kalashnikov, presented a new electric car inspired by a rare 1970s model, saying its new battery-powered car could rival Elon Musk's ...

England’s 1970 World Cup stars were given a Ford Cortina… but there was a twist  The Sun

England legends Gordon Banks and Geoff Hurst were just two World Cup-winning stars loaned Ford Cortina 1600E's with an option to buy. In 2014, motor ...

The Sun
British F1 legend Jim Clark’s Ford Cortina race car is tipped for a record-breaking £250,000 sale  The Sun

It already holds the title of the most expensive Ford Cortina sold in history, but former F1 legend Jim Clark's race car is set to smash its own record.

The Sun
Barnfind Ford Cortina Savage isn't for the fainthearted  AutoClassics

Barnfind restorations are often passion projects that people pour plenty of energy into. This rare Ford Cortina Savage complete with V6 engine is...

When England footballer Francis Lee met his 1970 World Cup Cortina  The Independent

In 1970 England's World Cup squad were each loaned a Ford Cortina 1600E. Yet after a year they had to give it back, or buy it at a discount. I wondered what ...

The Independent
Cressida, Cortina, Caravelle... Here are some of Mzansi's motoring icons of the 1980s  Wheels24

A time of excess and South African market specials. Lance Branquinho remembers some of the best local cars from the 1980s.

The star cars of The Grand Tour season 3  Sunday Times Driving

THE FIRST two Grand Tour series have featured some incredible cars, and the third series that kicks off tomorrow will of course continue that trend. From opulent ...

Sunday Times Driving
F1 Clark’s Cortina under the hammer for £250,000  Metro Newspaper UK

A FORD Cortina raced by Formula 1 driver Jim Clark is for sale and could fetch a record-breaking £250000. The two-door vehicle was made by Lotus, which ...

Metro Newspaper UK
Ultimate Fast Ford? Iconic Jim Clark Lotus Cortina could set record  NZME

A Ford Lotus Cortina could set a new record as the most expensive version to ever be sold when it goes under the hammer early next year. The former racer is ...

1967 Lotus-Cortina, British racing champ fully restored  The ClassicCars.com Journal

The Pick of the Day is a 1967 Lotus-Cortina, a Ford passenger car transformed by a high-strung twin-cam engine and homologated for touring-car competition.

The ClassicCars.com Journal
The Sum of This Ford's Parts: A Very Strange Car  The Wall Street Journal

How a family modified a 1970 Cortina with water faucets, vanity mirrors and the floors of a defunct bowling alley.

The Wall Street Journal
Unique Lotus Cortina Shooting Brake for sale  AutoClassics

A Lotus Cortina Shooting Brake? Likely the only one of its kind, this practical performance car was constructed with Colin Chapman levels of detail.

Photos: Today in History: Feb. 11 | Photo Galleries  PostBulletin.com

Babe Ruth shows his daughter Julia how to swing on the golf course at St. Petersburg, Fla., where the Babe is playing golf prior to the opening of spring training ...

On board Ford Lotus Cortina Mk1 at Goodwood Revival - Vintage Videos  Motorsport.com, Edition: Canada

Vintage Videos. Ride along with Andrew Jordan in his 1963 Ford Lotus Cortina Mk1 during the St. Mary's Trophy practice at Revival. Watch all the action on ...

Motorsport.com, Edition: Canada
The Duke Should Get Behind a Wheel Today  Dale & Co.

Iain Dale believes getting back behind the wheel right after a devastating car crash helped him regain confidence in driving, and says Prince Philip should do ...

Dale & Co.
1966 Lotus Cortina meets Jay Leno  DriveMag

The Lotus Cortina was built with the help of Ford, Lotus and Cosworth.

Possum Bourne's Ford Cortina  NZ Autocar

Possum Bourne's Ford Cortina - Playing Possum. The late Possum Bourne burst onto the local rally scene in a mongrel home-brewed car. We chat to the current ...

NZ Autocar
Benjamin Zephaniah once found the leg of a man in the back of a Ford Cortina  Spectator.co.uk

'For me rhyming was normal,' said Benjamin Zephaniah, reading from his autobiography on Radio 4. Back in the 1960s, on Saturday afternoons in their house…

BTCC Lotus Cortina raced by Clark and Hill joins ASI 2019 sale  AutoClassics

A Ford Cortina Lotus raced by Formula 1 world champions Jim Clark and Graham Hill in the British Saloon Car Championship will be sold at Autospor...

10 classic cars you should buy before it's too late  TimesLIVE

This year has been marked by a drop-off in classic-car prices, especially the high-end cars, which were subject to huge price inflation as the collector wave came ...

The Lotus Cortina Was the E30 M3 of the 1960s  RoadandTrack.com

In the early 1960s, Lotus founder Colin Chapman wanted to build his own engines, but starting from scratch was expensive. Instead, he got his engineers to use ...

Co Armagh family drive lovingly-restored Cortina 3350 miles to car's Italian home  Armagh i

A Co Armagh family have completed an incredible road trip across Europe. The Leyburns drove 3,350 miles from their home in Middletown, across 13 countries ...

Armagh i
Bathurst-winning Ford to lead Bob Jane tribute  Supercars.com

The recent passing of Supercars Hall of Famer Bob Jane will be marked with a special tribute in the lead-up to Sunday's Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000.

Is Clarkson filming retro Grand Tour piece on the Lotus Cortina?  AutoClassics

Jeremy Clarkson could be returning to TV screens with a retro sequence on the Ford/Lotus Cortina for The Grand Tour, the Doncaster Free Press hinted last ...

The Lotus Cortina Is a Blast to Drive, Even 50 Years Later  RoadandTrack.com

Back in the mid-1960s, Ford and Lotus partnered up to create a homologation special built to race in Trans-Am, touring car events, and stage rally. It started out ...

Lotus Cortina raced by F1 aces Stewart & Ickx returns  AutoClassics

After being pulled from Bonhams' Goodwood sale in March, a 1965 Ford-Lotus Cortina raced by Formula 1 legends Jackie Stewart and Jacky Ickx is ba...

Rusting Ford Cortina transformed to help hospice  Oxford Mail

FOR decades the rusted shell of this vintage Ford Cortina had been gathering dust in a garage.

Oxford Mail
History of the Ford Cortina - picture special  Autocar

Life for the Cortina started on 20 September 1962, when Ford UK's top brass in Dagenham launched a family-size car aimed at sweeping up buyers of Morris ...

Second-time lucky: cars that didn’t peak too soon  Motoring Research

Celebrating some of the best second-generation cars the world has ever seen, from the Ford Cortina to the Mercedes-Benz A-Class.

Motoring Research
Henry Mann: "Lotus Cortinas required a lot of finesse...." - BTCC Videos  Motorsport.com, Edition: Australia

BTCC Videos. Ford Lotus Cortinas wowed the crowds in 1964-65-66, with Jim Clark and other F1 stars three- and sometimes two-wheeling their way around ...

Motorsport.com, Edition: Australia
1966 Ford Lotus Cortina expected to fetch £200,000  Cars UK

A 1966 Lotus Cortina is heading for auction, but as it's one of just two works cars – and driven by Graham Hill and Jim Clark – it should fetch £200k. We've all ...

Cars UK
This 1967 Ford Cortina Was Tuned By Lotus For Ultimate Rallying Prowess  CarBuzz

Ford made the chassis and Lotus contributed the drivetrain. Not quite the marriage between the companies you'd expect. Matt Farah, lucky boy that he is, ...

Grand Tour filmed at Cadwell Park ahead of Lincoln weekend  The Lincolnite

Lincolnshire will feature heavily in the final episode of the third series.

The Lincolnite
No Fords in Cortina but its food and skiing sure got Geoff Hill's motor running  The Irish News

As if its fantastic scenery and exhilarating if colour-blind skiing weren't enough, the gastronomy on offer in Cortina d'Ampezzo in the Italian Dolomites takes ...

The Irish News
Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May film The Grand Tour in Lincoln  LincolnshireLive

Classic Ford Cars were gathered outside as presenters as the Grand Tour was filmed at Lincoln Cathedral (Image: Anna Draper/ Lincolnshire Echo)3 of 14.

Ex-works Lotus Cortina FETCHES £168,750 at auction  Cars UK

An ex-works 1966 Lotus Cortina – one of only three 'Group 5' works cars – has sold for an impressive £168,750 at Silverstone Auctions. Back in November we ...

Cars UK
Old Ford Cortina aids nuclear reactor work at Dounreay  BBC News

The handbrake from a 1968 model was used by an engineer to make a tool to go inside a reactor at Dounreay.

BBC News
Ford Cortina Mk2 celebrates 50 years on the go  Belfast Telegraph

I drove several Ford Cortinas in my time so it is with a little bit of shock that I learn the Mk2 series has been on the road for 50 years. For the record, I haven't ...

Belfast Telegraph
Just Listed: 1966 Ford Cortina GT  Automobile

Despite rapidly climbing prices, there are still deals to be found in the compact classic segment, like this 1966 Ford Cortina GT on Bring a Trailer.

In pictures: Clarkson's crazy car collection  Motoring Research

We reveal the cars Jeremy Clarkson has chosen to buy with his own money – including a Ford Escort Cosworth and Mercedes-Benz CLK Black Series.

Motoring Research
Chevy Vs Ford: 10 Defunct Car Models From Each Manufacturer That Need To Come Back  HotCars

There will forever be an ongoing debate on which one of these two legendary car manufacturers are better; Ford or Chevy. However, at the end of the day, it is ...

These 10 cars were once common on our roads but are now close to extinction  Chronicle Live

Ford Sierras and Cortinas are among the models which have seen their number plummet, despite being hugely popular back in the day.

Chronicle Live
VW Caddy, Nissan Safari... South Africa's most iconic bakkies from the 1980s  Wheels24

Compact cars and family sedans were a source of inspiration for South Africa's bakkie logic in the 1980s. Lance Branquinho takes a look at five icons from the ...

Ford Cortina: Americana à la Europe  New Straits Times Online

The cars that first registered in my mind as beautiful were the Ford Capri Mk 1 and the Cortina Mk 3, both cars which took the centre stage in the early 1970s, ...

New Straits Times Online
Brothers collect Ford beauties | The Post  Independent Online

Durban - For the Govender brothers, Dion and Donovan, buying classic cars, especially by the US multinational auto maker Ford, is not a hobby but a passion.

Independent Online
You Can Own This Lotus Cortina Raced by Some of the World's Greatest Drivers  RoadandTrack.com

Wanna make friends at the Goodwood Revival? Show up in this: a 1966 Cortina prepared by Team Lotus and driven by Jim Clark, Graham Hill and Jacky Ickx, ...

Ford Cortina at 50  Telegraph.co.uk

Celebrating 50 years of the Cortina – and its less well remembered, but better selling, rival the Morris 1100.

'Finest remaining' 1963 Ford Cortina set to fetch £28k at auction  Express.co.uk

A SECOND-HAND Ford Cortina could prove to be a nice little earner as it is set to fetch a staggering £28000 at auction.

Dr. Bomsi Wadia: The only Indian to have participated in London to Sydney Marathon rallies  Overdrive

50 years after the first London to Sydney Marathon took place, Dr. Bomsi Wadia says, "It was one of the most memorable adventures of my life. I loved it so much, ...

Ford Cortina pulled from bottom of drained Hampstead Heath pond  Evening Standard

A Ford Cortina has been pulled from underwater during the draining of a pond on Hampstead Heath. The clapped-out car emerged from the water today - and ...

Evening Standard
Rare Lotus Cortina Group 5 works car to go up for auction in January  Evo

As one of just three 'Group 5' works cars built by Lotus, the car is set to bring in around £200000.

Cars of Krugersdorp: 1974 Ford Cortina  Krugersdorp News

Even though the Cars of Krugersdorp series, which featured both in the newspaper and on the News' website, came to an end in September, one Golden Oldie ...

Krugersdorp News
Rob crowned king of cars  The Forest of Dean Review

A CLASSIC car owner whose vehicle suffered a £10000 prang at the biggest vintage car show in the world has returned in triumph a year later to scoop the top ...

The Forest of Dean Review
Works Lotus Cortina raced by greats headed to auction  The ClassicCars.com Journal

One of only three Group 5 ford Lotus Cortinas built as a works racer for the 1966 season will be offered for sale at Silverstone Auctions' as part of its docket for its ...

The ClassicCars.com Journal
Alarm bells ring as Mike Peters brings band to Reading  Swindon Advertiser

The Alarm led by Mike Peters will be celebrating 30 years since the recording of their landmark single A New South Wales next summer with a…

Swindon Advertiser
Pranksters clamp Ford Cortina stuck in Hampstead Heath pond after classic car becomes attraction  Irish Mirror

The 1970s Mark II Cortina was discovered in August when the pond was drained as part of the £23 million scheme to sure-up dams at the Heath.

Irish Mirror
Collector Classics: 1969 Ford Cortina GT an ultra rare sight  driving.ca

A 1969 Cortina GT is not the car that leaps to mind if you were going to restore a 1960s Ford.

25 Classics: A Peek Into The Ford Family's Secret Warehouse  HotCars

The Ford F-series is one of the best pickups to grace the road, but the automobile maker has also established a name in the muscle car segment.

The best company cars of the past 40 years  FleetNews

To mark the occasion of Fleet New's 40th birthday, Matt dePrez runs down some of the "hit and miss" company cars of the past 40 years.

53-year-old Ford Cortina in fabulous condition  Stuff.co.nz

The fussy owner of this 53-year-old Ford Cortina once refused to drive it on wet roads.

An SA car story: This awesome vintage Ford Capri is a heart-warming video tribute to one special father  Wheels24

'He always said that Ford is one of the few cars that you can really rough handle and enjoy,' says Ivan Chetty as he pays tribute to his father by restoring a ...

Jeremy Clarkson reveals his favourite cars, and why he had a secret passion for Ford Cortinas  NEWS.com.au

IT'S a minor miracle TV presenter, motoring journalist and general antagonist Jeremy Clarkson developed a passion for cars.

1966 Lotus Cortina MK I: the immeasurably brilliant, original fast Ford  Telegraph.co.uk

There are different ways of being brilliant – some you can measure, others you can't.

Everyday classic: Ford Cortina Mk3 – the car for Dagenham dads everywhere  BT.com

The classic car from the Blue Oval with its 'coke bottle' lines stole plenty of drivers' hearts and left Vauxhall's rival Cavalier for dust in the 1970s.

We reunite Ford Lotus Cortina TV star with its owner after 40 years  Motoring Research

We bring together a Ford enthusiast and the Mk1 Lotus Cortina he sold four decades ago – now part of Ford's heritage collection.

Motoring Research
NC500 charity run in 50-year-old Cortina  Press and Journal

A devoted husband whose wife died last year has completed an NC500 charity run in a 50-year-old car in aid of the RNLI. Rossie Murray, 66, from Thurso, ...

Press and Journal
Crushed by the SUV: What’s to become of the family four-door?  Irish Times

Peugeot's new 508 is a fillip, but the classic saloon looks doomed to extinction.

Irish Times
Ford designs a new Cortina for 2012  AutoExpress

In a world exclusive, Auto Express asked Ford to recreate the iconic Cortina for the 21st century.

Ford Cortina which is on the market 30 years after it rolled off the production line  Daily Mail

Owner Frank Sheach, pictured, a member of the Tayside Classic Car Club, said yesterday: 'I don't think there will be another one in this condition. There's only ...

Daily Mail
Five cars you probably didn't know Hyundai built  Stuff.co.nz

We all know Hyundai as a manufacturer of its own cars these days, but back when it started in 1967 the automotive division was actually making other ...

Veteran Bob Bean aims to make up for 2017 Trackrod Rally spill  Bradford Telegraph and Argus

A CAR-destroying roll in the event a year ago has done little to lessen the insatiable appetite for speed of octogenarian Bob Bean as he bids to…

Bradford Telegraph and Argus
Jay Leno goes in-depth with a 1966 Lotus Cortina  Motor Authority

It's built by Ford, but no one uses that name when referring to the first-generation Lotus Cortina. Between 1963 and 1966, Ford and Lotus cranked out over 3300 ...

Motor Authority
Ford's Cortina is coming back  Independent Online

Ford is reincarnating its Cortina for the modern era and with some South African input.

Independent Online
Bob Jane was a driving force in the sport of motor racing  Courier Mail

MARK Skaife was rocketing around Mount Panorama in a 600 horsepower Holden as Bob Jane told me how he had won his first Bathurst race in a car that ...

Courier Mail
John Creedon's Road Less Travelled: “Within 15 miles of anyone there's a lifetime's worth of stories.”  The Avondhu Press

Kilworth is the first stop in John Creedon's new TV series Creedon's Road Less Travelled, before he travels to Mitchelstown.

The Avondhu Press
Celebrity Drive: Rod Argent of The Zombies  Motor Trend

Quick Stats: Rod Argent, composer/keyboardist, The Zombies Daily Driver: 2004 BMW Z4 (Rod's rating: 8 on a scale of 1 to 10) Other cars: see below Favorite ...

Motor Trend
20 Surprising Facts About The Undisclosed Ford Warehouse  HotCars

Here are 20 facts about the factory and the cars that are kept hidden behind these doors.

The light in Lowndes' lost years  Supercars.com

Craig Lowndes' tally of seven Bathurst wins is made more remarkable by the fact he has another seven Great Race podiums to his name. Even in some of ...

Jeremy Clarkson reveals his favourite cars  Northern Star

IT'S a minor miracle TV presenter, motoring journalist and general antagonist Jeremy Clarkson developed a passion for cars. He's made it this far despite ...

Northern Star
Capsule Review: 1964 Ford Cortina  Truth About Cars

Most of my writing on this site is centered around the “clash of civilizations” – the eternal debate over whether American or European cars are superior in ...

Truth About Cars
Lotus Cortina to Escort Cosworth - fast Ford fever at 2017 Classic Motor Show auction  Evo

Silverstone Auctions presents a tasty collection of the Blue Oval's wares - and more besides.

Classic Cars on Film: Get Carter (1971)  AutoClassics

Although not strictly a car film, 1971's cult masterpiece Get Carter employs now-classic vehicles to huge effect. Here's how.

Anybody help Brian with his XR6 identity?  Wheels24

Wheels24 reader BRIAN SINGH needs some help identifying his Ford Cortina. Can you help?

20 Ford Cars That Are Notorious Rust Buckets  HotCars

Let's take a look through history with 20 notorious Ford rust buckets.

Jeremy Clarkson ‘filming top secret TV show in Doncaster’ today  Doncaster Today

Doncaster born TV star Jeremy Clarkson is understood to be filming a top secret TV show in his home town today.

Doncaster Today
Meet the Turbine-Powered Howmet TX, the Most Speed Racer Car of All Time  Jalopnik

It is hard to find a car that more perfectly encapsulates the wildcat spirit of 1950s and '60s sports car racing, or just the whole Speed Racer ethos altogether, quite ...


Ford Cortina Videos

Ford Cortina Mk IV | Retro Car review | Ford Cortina | Drive in | 1976
Ford Cortina Mk IV | Retro Car review | Ford Cortina | Drive in | 1976
Gareth Jones: The Ford Cortina and Me
Gareth Jones: The Ford Cortina and Me
1971 Ford Cortina Restoration Project
1971 Ford Cortina Restoration Project
Ford Cortina Meet at Ace Café 2017
Ford Cortina Meet at Ace Café 2017
Arena - The Private Life of the Ford Cortina (BBC2 Documentary, 1982)
Arena - The Private Life of the Ford Cortina (BBC2 Documentary, 1982)
Ford Cortina
Ford Cortina
Rescuing an abandoned car - Mk3 Cortina 2 Door
Rescuing an abandoned car - Mk3 Cortina 2 Door
1967 Ford Lotus Cortina Mk2 - One Take
1967 Ford Lotus Cortina Mk2 - One Take
'n Beige Ford Cortina - Marlise Scheepers (SjefSnoekie.co.za)
'n Beige Ford Cortina - Marlise Scheepers (SjefSnoekie.co.za)

Ford Cortina Images

1981 Ford Cortina (Philippines) S1 | 1981 Ford Cortina ...
1981 Ford Cortina (Philippines) S1 | 1981 Ford Cortina ...
A classic early 1970's Mk3 Ford Cortina GLX | I guess this ...
A classic early 1970's Mk3 Ford Cortina GLX | I guess this ...
Ford Cortina mk3 | Nick Green | Flickr
Ford Cortina mk3 | Nick Green | Flickr
Ford P100 MkIII Cortina Pick-Up... | I'm struggling with ...
Ford P100 MkIII Cortina Pick-Up... | I'm struggling with ...
Sold: Ford TC Cortina XLE Sedan Auctions - Lot 2 - Shannons
Sold: Ford TC Cortina XLE Sedan Auctions - Lot 2 - Shannons
Ford Cortina GT Estate | Ford Cortina Estate converted to ...
Ford Cortina GT Estate | Ford Cortina Estate converted to ...
1970 Ford Cortina 1600E | I love this one so much- Mk2 ...
1970 Ford Cortina 1600E | I love this one so much- Mk2 ...
1980 Ford Cortina 2.0L | Another old Mk5, looking a bit ...
1980 Ford Cortina 2.0L | Another old Mk5, looking a bit ...
1973 Ford Taunus TC ’74 Coupé (01) | In 1970 a new Taunus ...
1973 Ford Taunus TC ’74 Coupé (01) | In 1970 a new Taunus ...
MK1 Cortina
MK1 Cortina

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Ford Cortina Wiki

The Ford Cortina is a car that was built by Ford of Britain in various guises from 1962 to 1982, and was the United Kingdom's best-selling car of the 1970s.The Cortina was produced in five generations (Mark I through to Mark V, although officially the last one was only the Cortina 80 facelift of the Mk IV) from 1962 until 1982. From 1970 onward, it was almost identical to the German-market Ford Taunus (being built on the same platform) which was originally a different car model. This was part of a Ford attempt to unify its European operations. By 1976, when the revised Taunus was launched, the Cortina was identical. The new Taunus/Cortina used the doors and some panels from the 1970 Taunus. It was replaced in 1982 by the Ford Sierra. In Asia and Australasia, it was replaced by the Mazda 626–based Ford Telstar, though Ford New Zealand did import British-made CKD kits of the Ford Sierra estate for local assembly from 1984.The name was inspired by the name of the Italian ski resort Cortina d'Ampezzo, site of the 1956 Winter Olympics. As a publicity stunt, several Cortinas were driven down the Cortina olympic bobsled run at the resort which was called Cortina Auto-Bobbing.