For Sale: 1968 Ford Cortina with 205 HP Cosworth V6
Recent tune; runs xlnt
The car was built buy a guy in North Carolina who bought it from a junk car and stripped it to the bare chassis before restoring the whole car. It is built to look like a 1970s British saloon racer, hence the wild fender flares. Everything was stripped out, it was fitted with a fiberglass hood and trunk and plastic rear window, and it weighs about 1800lb. The car has a full cage, fuel cell, fire system, and 5 point harness.
The motor is stock with the idea that it should provide reliability for trouble-free track days. It is a 4-cam Cosworth-designed Ford V6 out of a 1990s German Ford. It is torquey and powerful, and it should be reliable as well. The tranny is a 5 speed also from a German Ford, and the rear end is a limited slip from a 3.8 Jag.
I bought the car a year ago, but I’m selling it because I bought a Formula Ford that’s eating up my racing budget. I only drove the car twice on the street and never had a chance to track it. I don’t believe the previous owner ever raced it. It was basically 95% done when I bought it, and I had to go through the brakes (new master cylinder), the steering box (rebuilt), and the rear end (new seals). The rear suspension didn’t have enough travel, so my mechanic had to alter the leaf springs. When I drove the car from my house to my vacation bungalow where I stored the car, a 3-hour drive, I noticed at the end of the drive that the engine was missing intermittently, so it will need tuning. The car also needs suspension tuning as I’ve never done any testing on the track. The car is quite fast and actually drives pretty nicely. It is truly unique, and it should be a really fun and reliable track-day car once it’s fully sorted. I’d like to keep it buy I have too much stuff and my FF is keeping me busy.
Note: the Traqmate pictured in the car is not for sale with it.
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