Welcome to the Classic Cortina Car Club

Classic Cortina ClubThe Classic Cortina Car Club started in the mid 1980’s with a small group of Ford Cortina enthusiasts in Christchurch.

The Club wanted to promote, Lotus, 1600E, GT, GTE in the MK1 and MK2 only as they were seen as the more desirable car to collect.

As time went on and the Classic Cortina Car Club name became a regular feature at the car shows in Canterbury and other places around the country. The membership slowly grew in numbers and the Club eventually included MK3, MK4 and MK5 models.

Now it is 2016 and the club is a very family orientated club, that promotes cortinas and attends as many events as possible. The Classic Cortina Clubs role is to help members with their restoration projects, the sale of their Cortina, or just a friendly chat about a particular model they may have owned in the past.

Classic Cortina ClubClub members meet on the first Tuesday of every month and non-members are welcome to visit. We endeavour to keep the Events up to date on all upcoming club events and shows, grass gymkhanas and barbeques that happen through out the year, any excuse to take your Cortina out for a drive seems to appeal to most members.

Please feel free to Contact us directly or any of the Committee for further information.

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Mark IV (1976–1979)

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The fourth-generation Cortina was a more conventional design than its predecessor, but this was largely appreciated by fleet buyers. Generally a rebody of the Mark III, as an integration of Ford's model range, this car was really a rebadged Ford Taunus.

TC Mark III (1970–1976)

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In the late 1960s, Ford set about developing a third-generation Cortina, which would be produced in higher volumes than before, and following the recent merger of Ford of Britain and Ford of Germany into the modern-day Ford of Europe

Mark II (1966–1970)

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The second incarnation of the Cortina was designed by Roy Haynes, and launched on 18 October 1966, four years after the original Cortina.

Mark I (1962–1966)

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As the 1960s dawned, BMC were revelling in the success of their new Mini – the first successful true minicar to be built in Britain in the postwar era.

Ford Cortina

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From 1962-1982 the Ford Cortina was a mid-sized family car built by Ford of Britain and was produced in five generations, Mark I through to Mark V.

Mark V (1979–1982)

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The Mark V was announced on 24 August 1979. Officially it was known as "Cortina 80", although the Mark V tag was given to it immediately on release, by the press, insiders and the general public.