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1962 Ford Consul Cortina 225 Deluxe Pre-production MkI

1962 Ford Consul Cortina 225 MkI in James May's 20th Century, Documentary, 2007 IMDB Ep. 1

Class: Cars, Sedan — Model origin: UK

1962 Ford Consul Cortina 225 Deluxe Pre-production MkI

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DynaMike NL

2009-02-24 11:27

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Early Consul Cortina.

dsl SX

2010-10-04 14:02

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Deluxe. Very early Ford fleet plates.

cortina.chris EN

2011-10-11 11:52

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An very early 1962 model with the 225 badge under the consul name on the bonnet. this badge was never fitted to production cars.

dsl SX

2011-10-11 12:52

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Possibly a bit of witchcraft with this plate, which does not appear on check sites but Glass's say was issued April-July 59 therefore could not match any Cortina. Photo looks modern not period so the car may well still exist. Had not spotted the 225 badge, but agree this means a pre-production car probably from summer 62 before the launch in September.

cortina.chris EN

2011-10-11 23:39

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I believe the car was to be called a consul 225 ,and the cortina name was only decided upon a few months before its official launch. Another late change was the adoption of the now famous rear lights. This photo is from a period ford film and shows the 'new consul cortina' under going various road tests before its official launch. the film also shows a blue car on test and some factory scenes of the cortina production line.

dsl SX

2011-10-11 23:48

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Yes - 1.2 was going to be 225 and 1.5 to 255, backing up the Classic as 315, Classic Capri as 335 and the Consul itself as 375, creating Consul as a sub-brand with just numbers to describe the models. Abandoned for UK but partially used in Europe where Classic and Capri names were dropped and 315/335/375 badging used.

cortina.chris EN

2011-10-11 23:52

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Its a long time since i saw a classic but i think i remember a 315 badge on the bonnet.

dsl SX

2011-10-12 00:01

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... and in Europe on rear where UK said Classic - http://www.flickr.com/photos/deudeuche86/4338015648/ .

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