65 CORTINA MK1 GT

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chap foose
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65 CORTINA MK1 GT

#1 Post by chap foose » Fri Sep 26, 2014 9:34 pm

Bought a Mk1 Cortina GT today.Will be my next project once the Lotus is done.Thanks to Brett Maile for collecting it with me 250 mile round trip and thanks to Colin Ginn for storing it in his garage til next year.
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rich.
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Re: 65 CORTINA MK1 GT

#2 Post by rich. » Sat Sep 27, 2014 7:11 am

nice!! any chance of an update on your lotus??
i like the rest of the collection too! :drool:

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Re: 65 CORTINA MK1 GT

#3 Post by Mitsuru » Sat Sep 27, 2014 3:58 pm

Is that a cortina convertible with removable hard top in silver with white wall tyres I see in the last photo?
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Re: 65 CORTINA MK1 GT

#4 Post by Penguin45 » Sat Sep 27, 2014 5:06 pm

Possibly the "Saxon" recreation?

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Re: 65 CORTINA MK1 GT

#5 Post by JPB » Sat Sep 27, 2014 6:14 pm

Penguin45 wrote:Possibly the "Saxon" recreation?

P45.
Yes, wasn't that featured in Practical not so long ago? Fascinating car and very nicely painted by the looks of it.

I'm liking the new GT project though, gotta love a Cortina! :) I wonder, if you leave a Datsun Figaro and a T-bird alone together for an evening of love and romance, would their offspring look like that? ;)
JB I didn't go looking for the current fleet, they just sort of followed me home and now they won't leave without an extradition order from the Japanese government..
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Re: 65 CORTINA MK1 GT

#6 Post by junkyarddog » Sat Sep 27, 2014 8:28 pm

That woody estate has given me quite a tingle :oops: ;) :mrgreen:

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Re: 65 CORTINA MK1 GT

#7 Post by chap foose » Sat Sep 27, 2014 8:51 pm

Cheers all.
The light metallic blue car is the saxon recreation.
Built from a single photo of the prototype.Colin Ginn built it
and is a mate of mine and said I could keep it in his garage until my lotus is done
and then I can start on it.He has plenty of mk1 cortinas.
He has mk1 red lotus rally car airflow
mk1 lotus pre airflow
2 x mk1 GT pre airflow and airflow
2 x mk1 fleet cars
1 x woody
saxon
left hand drive 2 door mk1
There just the cars I can think of

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Re: 65 CORTINA MK1 GT

#8 Post by chap foose » Fri Dec 11, 2015 9:54 pm

Now that the Lotus is finished I thought it was about time to start the GT.
Started stripping the car.Engine is being built by Dynatech Race Engines.
Been collecting a few bits together over the past year including
bonnet/bootlid/wings/sils/rear arches ect ect
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Re: 65 CORTINA MK1 GT

#9 Post by Penguin45 » Sat Dec 12, 2015 1:00 am

Yay! Lovely stuff.

Get on with it - we've got a long cold winter to get through. :mrgreen:

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Re: 65 CORTINA MK1 GT

#10 Post by rich. » Sat Dec 12, 2015 12:20 pm

im looking forward to this resto!

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