Rescuing an abandoned car - Mk3 Cortina 2 Door

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  • Published on:  Monday, September 28, 2015
  • The long awaited sequel is here. Patience paid off and I managed to purchase an abandoned MK3 Cortina 2 door GXL 1972 Automatic 2.0 car with orginal silver paint and ruby red interior. A rare combination and im sure a very rare Mk3 Cortina. This will be fully restored to a high standard next year. This film shows a brief clip from PT1 then the fully recovery is documented. Some suprises in the film for your viewing pleasure.A must for Cortina fans.Dont worry about the rust it will all be repaired.Going to do a swampy factory resto on the 2 door. Every nut and bolt.Every panel...


  • slamet untung
    slamet untung  3 days ago

    very powerful and nice car

  • climate denier
    climate denier  3 days ago

    Owned one once ,then I brushed it off the drive.

  • Sub To Buffle
    Sub To Buffle  6 days ago

    Where are you finding these!

  • Dev deewane.
    Dev deewane.  6 days ago +1

    I have indian contessa can you modified,,,,tell me

  • KT CLM06
    KT CLM06  7 days ago +2

    Always did and still do love that colour

  • José Aparecido Dos Santos

    Tinha que mostrar maquina restaurada gente

  • Nick Lewis
    Nick Lewis  14 days ago

    I agree @UCDh7g-qHmAwSLIKdT84JV5Q​ 😂😂😒👌

  • Mike Hawes
    Mike Hawes  28 days ago +2

    Thoroughly enjoyed this, thank you for the time and effort you put into this. For others watching these 70's saloons are really rare, only a tiny handful on the road, whereas there are literally several thousand E type jags. I'd rather see this being restored as it's more unusual but so common when I was a kid.

  • Ed kennedy
    Ed kennedy  28 days ago +2

    i remember fitting new camshaft's on many of these engine's back in the day.

  • Craig Palmer
    Craig Palmer  a months ago +2

    This car been sitting for many years now get it out of the woods take it the shop mechanic restore everything new tires seats carpets engine also awesome video keep up the good job friend Ford car back in 50s

  • cobra3289
    cobra3289  a months ago +2

    I always thought the 2000 was the V6 and 2.0 was the 4 cyl.

  • Barry Wilson
    Barry Wilson  a months ago +2

    I had a MK3 2 2000XL It was an absolutely cracking car I wish that I had never sold it.

  • paulph12002
    paulph12002  a months ago +2

    The tax was due on1st.October 1983, my guess is that it's been parked in this same spot pretty much ever since.

  • Bernard Laus
    Bernard Laus  a months ago +2

    Find the key, turn the lock and she will start ! Amazing treasure found, but is it too late for a re-build ?

  • Abimo Pectore
    Abimo Pectore  a months ago

    should of swept it on that car is fucked !!!! should of left it to feed the plants

  • Alex Paumen
    Alex Paumen  2 months ago

    This looks like a ‘74 Capri I found in rural Minnesota USA. It’s a 2000 (likely an E by British standards) also made in Cologne, Germany.

  • Ricky107
    Ricky107  2 months ago

    its a miracle this hasnt been destroyed in banger racing

  • Aidan Morris
    Aidan Morris  2 months ago +2

    Looks like a tiny Camaro with a Plymouth Duster front end.

  • Merlene Walker
    Merlene Walker  2 months ago +2

    ,I had a te cortina stnwgn 2 L (1979 model I think) I am from Australia and very good car keep it up mate

  • catchit
    catchit  2 months ago +2

    I hated these mk3s back in the day, my dad had a mk4 1.6 gl. always thought it looked much nicer. I have to say though that the mk3 has stood the test of time , and is a beautiful but rare sight nowadays. your workmanship and dedication is outstanding and leaves me in awe. riveting viewing. thankyou.