In-Motion Outtake: Ford Cortina GT Mark One Times Two

The Lotus Cortina Q-ship looms large over the entire Mark One Cortina range, and as a result the GT variant seems to live in its shadows. I captured these one wondrous Sunday recently; burbling at the traffic light and awaiting the green. Originally powered by a 78 bhp 1498cc  pushrod “Kent” four, a quick chat (or, more accurately, shout) with the driver of the white example suggested these now sported a twin-cam arrangement.

The GT came in two and four-door form, and apparently a wagon was available to the Kenyan Police Force. I believe these featured GTs are the genuine (albeit modded) articles. Lovely to see. And hear.

Further Reading

Ford Consul Cortina Outtake by Paul Niedermeyer

Ford Cortina GT Two-Door Outtake by Dave Skinner

Humorous, but exacting, site devoted to this genus of Ford