Ford Corsair V4
1965-1971, 135000 produced.
Saloon,4 doors,4 seats
The Corsair had been relatively successful for Ford and so it was decided to develop the range to include a new engine. The 1965 Corsair used a brand new V4 engine, a first for Ford and an unusual choice of engine layout. The V4 developed more power than the previous four cylinder Corsair (now 76.5bhp) but this was unfortunately overshadowed by the inherent design problems of the V4 layout.
The Corsair V4 looked virtually the same as the standard four cylinder car, however better disc brakes were fitted to handle the extra power. GT, 2000 and 2000E versions of the Corsair were added to the range and production continued until 1970.
|1663cc||V4 OHV||93.66mm x 60.36mm||8.9|
|Drivetrain||Steering||Front Suspension||Rear Suspension|
|Top Speed||0-60||SQM||MPG||Engine Pwr||Comment|
|90 mph||17.8 s||23 mpg|
|Description||Auctioneer||Date||Hammer Price||Hammer Price
|070||Ford Mercury Cougar 6.0 V||Anglia Car Auctions||3 Nov 2012||-||£2520.00|
|007||Ford Corsair 2000E||Anglia Car Auctions||3 Nov 2012||-||£8610.00|
|078||Ford Transit Camper Van||H&H Sales Limited||31 Oct 2012||£3584.00||-|
|Unknown||Ford Corsair V4 Crayford Convertible||Anglia Car Auctions||25 Jun 2011||Not sold|
|Publication||Classic & Sports Car May 2004|
|Wreck Tangle - This Corsair looked beyond salvation until 'Mr Lip' weaved his magic on it. Dave Richards learns how.|