1965 Mk1 Cortina 1340

I bought this car from a chap I was staying with in my first few weeks in the UK. It went well enough, and provided reliable transport for our first 9 months. After that it was time to go touring, so I stripped the motor and fitted new rings and bearings. I also replaced the frost plugs, although one did not fit very well. On the first test drive, that frost plug popped out. It was of course the one inside the bellhousing, so the motor came out again. Other than that, it now ran great, stopped using oil, and only used half as much petrol. Left it in the carpark at Heathrow airport after travelling around the entire country.

Isle of Sky ferry. Only photo.!