The Ford Corsair was introduced 1963, as either a saloon or estate from 1964 until 1970. There was also a convertible version built by Crayford, The Corsair replaced the Consul Classic range and was essentially a long wheelbase re-skinned Cortina. The overall styling was shared with the early 1960s Ford Thunderbird. In 1966 the pre-cross flow engine was replaced by Ford’s V4 engine, first 1700cc, then 2000cc, until production stopped in 1970. Over 310,000 Corsairs were built, of which approximately 350 are thought to survive. In 1964 Tony Brookes, with and a group of friends captured 15 International class G World endurance records at Monza in Italy with a Corsair GT.
This a very rare 1964 pre-cross-flow Ford Corsair GT, 1 of 15,247 four-doors, which is in very original condition. The vendor is not sure, but thinks by its condition, that it has had a restoration sometime in its past. There is not much history, it has an MOT from 2016 to 2017, a tax disk dated from 1986, a handbook, and an RAC servicing book.
The car was originally registered and used in the UK then exported to Ireland. There are numerous letters from the Irish owner, the British owner who first had it imported, DVLA and the Ford Corsair owners club. They are all in relation to its new UK registration, its original registration and the Clubs letter which confirms that the car is an original early example of a GT 1500, which also goes on to say that it is an excellent example of such.
The car is an excellent example with room for improvement. It drives really well, the interior is very nice, the carpet set is original but showing some wear and fade. The driver's door handle does not engage sometimes, the rev counter is not working at present. The car is fitted with electronic ignition which makes it an easy starter and good driver. The vendor is now of advanced years, and has become too frail to drive it now, and so has asked us to find it a new home for him.
When this car was re-imported from Ireland, the DVLA being the DVLA decided to issue a new chassis number (DVLASWA3971716601). The original chassis number as stamped by Ford is present (18HD23922SE), and the 122E original engine number is present. The Ford Corsair owners Club have also stated that this car is an original Corsair GT, with all the GT options in place.
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