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Ford Cortina GT 118E


Produced: 1963-1966, 76947 produced.
Types: Saloon,2 doors,4 seats
Saloon,4 doors,4 seats
Ford Cortina GT 118E

Ford launched one of its most important models in 1962, the Cortina (Mk I). The Cortina was an instant sale success and went on to become a household name, particularly in the UK. The Mk I Cortina used a new bodyshell with modern and tasteful styling and came with a choice of either 1200 or 1500 four cylinder engines and in "standard" or "Super" trim.

From 1963 a more powerful Cortina GT was also available alongside the standard models. The GT used a tuned (83bhp) version of the 1498cc engine that was used in the Cortina Super. Front disc brakes were standard, automatic transmission optional and there was a choice of two or four door saloon bodies.

The Ford Cortina GT proved popular as a "quick" road car and faired well in saloon car racing and rallying events. Production of the Mk I GT finished in 1966 with the arrival of the new Mk II Cortina.


1498ccS4 OHVFord Cortina 113E/118E engine80.96mm x 72.75mm9


Top Speed0-60SQMMPGEngine PwrComment
91 mph0 s0 s26 mpg0 bhp 0


WheelbaseFront TrackRear TrackLengthWidthWeight (CWT)Turning Circle
8' 2"4' 1"14' 0"5' 2" 0 (17)0' 0"

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