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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 ...

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's bright blue '74 TD Cortina has been turning plenty of heads on Drag Challenge 2018, with the immaculately presented sedan chock-full of ...

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...

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
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 ...

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 ...

The ultimate Christmas present - a Jim Clark-inspired one-off Lotus  Stuff.co.nz

Here's the perfect Christmas gift for that petrolhead in your life - the chance to win a one-off Lotus.

Mazda 6 Tourer Sport review: Arrive in this and you feel special  The Australian

When I was growing up, everything was in black and white: the weather, the moon landings, my photo album, policemen, my television and everything on it.

The Australian
Breen battling for 2019 drive as WRC career in the balance  Irish Examiner

Time is running out for Craig Breen as he bids to continue at the top level of the World Rally Championship. It appears his options are extremely limited and may ...

Irish Examiner
Longest-serving staff member at Sturgess Jaguar, Leicester, retires after 48 years  Leicestershire Live

Balu Mistry has been a member of the Sturgess team for 48 years.

Leicestershire Live
BTCC Lotus Cortina raced by Clark and Hill joins ASI 2019 sale  Yahoo News

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 Autosport ...

Yahoo News
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...

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
12 Ford Cars That Make No Sense (And 12 Worth Every Dollar)  HotCars

Ford is regarded as one of the world's top car manufactures, and it certainly is one of America's leading brands. Not just in cars, but out of everything to come ...

TRAVEL: Living the high life in cool Cortina  Dublin People

IT'S difficult to write about Cortina d'Ampezzo in Italy without wondering whether it's going to end up as a feature about skiing or food.

Dublin People
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.

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 ...

Lotus Cortina raced by F1 aces Stewart & Ickx returns  Yahoo News

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 back on the ...

Yahoo News
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
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
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
Unique Cortina expected to fetch £200k - Car News on CarSite.co.uk  CarSite.co.uk

A Ford Cortina with an incredible race pedigree is up for grabs at Silverstone Auctions and is expected to fetch a huge £200k!

The Long Road: Hyundai Comes of Age with the Genesis G70 - The Big Picture  Motor Trend

It's been 32 years since I first drove a Hyundai. I can still remember it, a droning yellow Excel hatchback with a tan interior that smelled like an oil driller's armpit.

Motor Trend
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
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
Slick Nick: How Politis kicked off at the Roosters  NRL.COM

Nick Politis lives and breathes the Sydney Roosters. He has put his heart and soul and plenty of cash into the team since the 1970s when he first came on board ...

The day they knocked down the Harris factory in Calne  The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald

Last week's photographs of Trowbridge back in the day prompted a few memories from readers.

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald
13 Ford Cars From The 80s That Make No Sense (And 12 From The 90s)  HotCars

Various decisions from Ford caused many of the vehicles from the 80s and 90s to be mutations of one another.

Nostalgia: Staff shortages at FGH due to Beijing flu  NW Evening Mail

Do you remember when? What was in the South Cumbrian news 10, 25 & 50 years ago.

NW Evening Mail
Street Machine Pacemaker Radial Aspirated action – Video  WhichCar

Highlights from the Pacemaker Radial Aspirated class at Drag Challenge 2018.

Rally 1970s heyday to be relived in Hawke's Bay with Silver Fern Rally  New Zealand Herald

Millions of dollars of classic mainly 1970s rally cars, including up to 12 from overseas, are headed Hawke's Bay's way in a marathon set to roll back the years to ...

New Zealand Herald
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 ...

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
25 Ford Cars That Should Have Sunk The Company  HotCars

It is quite clear that all of these cars should have never been released in the first place, but alas, history cannot be changed.

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
27 Models Ford Probably Ended Up Regretting  HotCars

Here are 27 models that Ford may have regretted making in the first place or regretted that they had to see them go.

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...

15 Fords That Every Collector Should Buy (And 10 That Are A Total Eyesore)  HotCars

This is the case with each and every car manufacturer as well.

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
Taxi! Metrocab prototype number one up for grabs  AutoClassics

The very first Metrocab, one of only two 1970 prototypes, has appeared on the market for the first time. Grab yourself a bit of history for £5k.

Letters to the Editor: 'Ireland has forgotten its history when it stands idly by while children starve to death in Yemen'  Independent.ie

In 1847, the Choctaw Indians donated $170 toward famine relief in Ireland.

Can You Recall Your First Car Memories? The Extra.ie Team Share Theirs  Extra.ie

From the freedom it gave you to the adventures it took you and your friends on, a first car is about so much more than getting from A to B.

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
I am pregnant. I know you mean well. But please no more well-meaning advice  The Irish Times

Apparently, if you're not suffering then you're not putting your back into this mothering thing, are you?

The Irish Times
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
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
6 ordinary cars with sportscar badges they didn't deserve  Goodwood Road and Racing

At the final Goodwood Breakfast Club of the 2018 season – early November's Hot Hatch Sunday – a couple of cars in attendance at the West Sussex motor ...

Goodwood Road and Racing
Drag Challenge 2018 – Day Five report & gallery  WhichCar

Australia's toughest street-car test wraps up for 2018 at Calder Park.

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.

At $5,100, Is This 1989 Merkur XR4Ti a Mercury Rising?  Jalopnik

The seller of today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe XR4Ti describes it being “as new.” Considering that the cars didn't do so well when new, maybe that's damning it ...

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
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
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.

TTAC Project Car: It's About Time!  The Truth About Cars

What's new with TTAC's Ford Sierra Ghia project car? See the highs and lows of a powertrain and suspension swap with its Merkur XR4ti cousin.

The Truth About Cars
Rare Rides: A Merkur XR4Ti From 1989 is Pristine  The Truth About Cars

Imagine you're an American auto executive in the 1980s, looking on in desperation as all the youthful and wealthy customers head almost solely to BMW ...

The Truth About Cars
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
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…

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
Cortina Asset Management Has Cut By $602,940 Its Formfactor (FORM) Stake; Wmi Holdings (WM)'s Sentiment Is 1.11  The FinExaminer

Cortina Asset Management Llc decreased Formfactor Inc (FORM) stake by 10.22% reported in 2018Q3 SEC filing. Cortina Asset Management Llc sold 46380 ...

The FinExaminer
1966 Lotus Cortina meets Jay Leno  DriveMag

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

Clarke misses the mark  Budapest Times

A bit of an odd thing happened with us and John Cooper Clarke in the early 1980s. Your Budapest Times correspondent was then living in Sydney, Australia, ...

Budapest Times
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
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 ...

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.

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
The Interview: Lowndes on past, present and future  Supercars.com

The Coates Hire Newcastle 500 will mark the end of an era not only for Craig Lowndes, but for Supercars itself. First shooting to stardom with the Holden Racing ...

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 ...

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, ...

Cine trascendente: 'Roma' is an exquisite Mexican drama  KOKH FOX25

Roma” 5 out of 5 Stars. Director: Alfonso Cuarón. Writer: Alfonso Cuarón. Starring: Yalitza Aparicio, Marina de Tavira, Diego Cortina Autrey. Genre: Drama ...

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
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 most original first-gen Cortina you’ll ever find anywhere  Top Speed

Originally revealed in october of 1962 just a couple weeks away from the london motor show ford brought the cortina to the masses as an affordable (...)

Top Speed
Second-time lucky: cars that didn't peak too soon  Motoring Research

They say you only get one chance to make a good first impression. That might be true if you're appearing on Love Island or taking house buying advice from ...

Motoring Research
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 ...

Drag Challenge 2018 – Day Four report & gallery  WhichCar

Australia's toughest street cars return to Swan Hill as the times tumble.

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
New MOT test rules could result in more road accidents, experts warn  The Independent

The new MOT exemption for classic cars more than 40 years old could result in more road accidents, experts have warned. Rule changes coming into force ...

The Independent
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
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 ...

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
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 ...

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.

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.

Le Mans-winning Ford GT to debut at Bathurst  NZME

Ford Performance has announced its packing one extra special car for the trip to this year's Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 in October. The 2016 Le ...

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.

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
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
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 ...

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.

Galaxie and Cortina's amazing battle at Goodwood Revival - Vintage Videos  Motorsport.com, Edition: Australia

Vintage Videos. Ford Galaxie and Andrew Jordan's Cortina battle it out in the St Marys Trophy. Watch all the action on Motorsport.tv On Demand!

Motorsport.com, Edition: Australia
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. It is no surprise then that car, to be auctioned on August 20 in the UK, ...

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
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.

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
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
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
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.

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.

Lee Child on Birmingham: ‘The pollution was insane. Rivers would catch fire’  The Guardian

I was conceived in Leicester, born in Coventry, and moved to Birmingham when I was four, in 1959. I lived there until I left for university at 18. Those were my ...

The Guardian

Ford Cortina Videos

Arena - The Private Life of the Ford Cortina (BBC2 Documentary, 1982)
Arena - The Private Life of the Ford Cortina (BBC2 Documentary, 1982)
1971 Ford Cortina Restoration Project
1971 Ford Cortina Restoration Project
Gareth Jones: The Ford Cortina and Me
Gareth Jones: The Ford Cortina and Me
Ford Cortina Mk IV | Retro Car review | Ford Cortina | Drive in | 1976
Ford Cortina Mk IV | Retro Car review | Ford Cortina | Drive in | 1976
Ford Cortina Meet at Ace Café 2017
Ford Cortina Meet at Ace Café 2017
'n Beige Ford Cortina - Marlise Scheepers (SjefSnoekie.co.za)
'n Beige Ford Cortina - Marlise Scheepers (SjefSnoekie.co.za)
1967 Ford Lotus Cortina Mk2 - One Take
1967 Ford Lotus Cortina Mk2 - One Take
Ford Cortina
Ford Cortina
Ford Cortina Mk 3 1070-1976
Ford Cortina Mk 3 1070-1976
Ford Cortina Mk I Testing - 1962
Ford Cortina Mk I Testing - 1962

Ford Cortina Images

Ford Cortina 2000E (1974) | Arley Hall Classic Car Show 23 ...
Ford Cortina 2000E (1974) | Arley Hall Classic Car Show 23 ...
Ford Cortina Te Photo Gallery #7/9
Ford Cortina Te Photo Gallery #7/9
Ford Cortina Mk1 Crayford convertible 1966 | At the ...
Ford Cortina Mk1 Crayford convertible 1966 | At the ...
Vanguards VA11900; Ford Cortina MkIV; 2.0 Ghia, Roman ...
Vanguards VA11900; Ford Cortina MkIV; 2.0 Ghia, Roman ...
Ford Zephyr/Zodiac Mk4 - Classic Car Review | Honest John
Ford Zephyr/Zodiac Mk4 - Classic Car Review | Honest John
ringbrothers + NIKE redefine an italian classic with the ...
ringbrothers + NIKE redefine an italian classic with the ...
2016 Ford Mondeo Titanium | Trade Me
2016 Ford Mondeo Titanium | Trade Me
VIN Decoder? - LotusTalk - The Lotus Cars Community
VIN Decoder? - LotusTalk - The Lotus Cars Community
Used Ford Ecosport Cars for Sale on Auto Trader
Used Ford Ecosport Cars for Sale on Auto Trader

Ford Cortina WebSites


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 bobsled run at the resort which was called Cortina Auto-Bobbing.