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1964 Ford Consul Cortina GT MkI

1964 Ford Consul Cortina GT MkI in Ford on Safari: East African Safari 1964 - Cortina Conquest, Documentary, 1964

Class: Cars, Racecar — Model origin: UK

1964 Ford Consul Cortina GT MkI

[*][*][*][*][*] The vehicle is part of the movie

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dsl SX

2015-02-21 23:28


This is going to be a very big page because Ford entered 6 works Cortina GTs, and the film is all about them.
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Plus there are lots of info gaps and wrong info on t'interweb - especially for the 5 cars that didn't win. For example, this photo is very commonly found in books and online
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and referred to as the winning team photo. BUT it is a pre-event picture with #3 on the wrong car (KHS 599 as shown, not KHS 600). As the cars have no sponsor stickers and big tyres, I'm fairly sure this was preliminary testing

So this page is now the gospel account (or as close as I can get it) ....

The 6 cars were entered under the banner of EA Hughes - the Ford distributor for Kenya - and were:

- KHS595 #10 Elford/Baillon - finished 10th
- KHS596 #2 Armstrong/Bates - finished 3rd
- KHS597 #7 Taylor/Simonian - retired
- KHS598 #14 Sprinzel/Garnier - retired
- KHS599 #4 Younghusband/Hechle - finished 15th
- KHS600 #3 Hughes/Young - winners

Ford also won the team prize, so there were bucketloads of trophies at the end
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(1) KHS 595
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(2)KHS 596
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(3)KHS 597
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(4)KHS 598
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(woman in green is Pat Moss)

(5)KHS 599
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(6)KHS 600
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If anyone's into models, KHS 600 is the only one that's been done of the six. Autoart did it in 1:18 - beautifully made with lots of opening bits and detail, but several livery errors. Trofeu did it in 1:43 (#2201) and it's one of the best Cortina models I've ever come across - pretty well perfect
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