Started on Jan. 27 by turbellion

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formula ford spec engine dry sump t-9 5 speed quiaffe lsd on 3.90 rear all work done by myself

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Jan 28, 2009 8:54 a.m.
Greg Voth:
My father had one of these back in the day and sold it for an RX-4. Unfortunately he did not keep either. Beautiful car and I love the color.
Jan 28, 2009 11 p.m.
I've been after one of these forever. Actually, looking at your profile I think I saw this one on craigslist a while back, I very hopefully offered my Chrysler as a trade, haha. By the way, I'm also 23, live in Raleigh, and a bike mechanic.
Jan 29, 2009 2:05 a.m.
^^Spooky .^^ Gorgeous car. Was this the one featured on BaT, with the RAF roundel painted on the rocker cover?
Feb 3, 2009 11:26 a.m.
These beauties had a very successful race history downunder, nice car
Feb 21, 2009 7:13 p.m.
Nice! My first car (I don't count the '59 Chevy) was a '68 Cortina GT I bought in '71. Learned how to autocross in that car, and how to replace voltage regulators (sheds a tear).
Jun 4, 2009 9:26 p.m.
Very cool car . There is one for sale with Escort flares on the prodracing website . I love the tail lamps . And these always look cooler bumperless .
Jun 23, 2009 11:36 a.m.
Need more photos!!! Great ride, I like!!!
Jul 8, 2009 12:38 a.m.
EastCoastMojo (Forum Supporter):
It's true what they say about the green ones! Sweet ride! :-)
Jul 8, 2009 9:38 a.m.
Very nice! I approve. :-D
Aug 26, 2009 12:47 p.m.
My first car was a 70 Cortina GT, that I had gotten in 76, Total rebuild. Was a blast...
Mar 10, 2010 2:07 p.m.
weird gcassidy; My first car was a '68 Cortina GT bought in '72 that was autocrossed then stage rallyed to death; but not after 200K+ miles. I've grown to like the early car's style now; always liked the MkII better though - this example is a Great Car.
Oct 23, 2010 4:39 p.m.
Super cool! More pics if you can. Working on an early Corty myself..
Jan 22, 2015 11:14 p.m.
Nice car. Nice color I've owned a couple MK 1s. Super fun. Awesome ventilation by any standards, if it is a "Facelift car". I would like to know more about it and see more photographs. I happen to prefer the 1500 to the 1600, due to the shorter stroke and head design. I've settled more on MKIIs, but MK 1s sure look better. What mods do you have to make it handle better?
Mar 7, 2016 1:21 p.m.
We need some build history for this one. Very cool.
Nov 5, 2016 5:22 p.m.
Well, I can tell you he bought the car from me in AZ way back in 2008(??). It was a roller in primer, and mostly disassembled. I had bought it in that condition in 2006, and it had been that way for some time even before I acquired it. The previous owner wanted to swap in a 2.3 Ford turbo, and I wanted to swap in a 5.0... neither of us got that far! Turbellion got it back on the road, where it belongs, IIRC with the stock drivetrain. Very cool today to see it pop up as a featured ride!

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