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Ford Cortina MkIII
The Cortina MkIII was known internally as the 'TC' for Taunus Cortina because it was developed jointly between Ford Cologne and Ford Dagenham and underneath the skin the cars were the same. Harley Copp was responsible for the TC project, having already seen the Zephyr/Zodiac MkIV to the market. Launched in 1970, the 'coke bottle' shaped car looked even bigger than the MKII Cortina but in fact was only wider, although the wheelbase was longer. Heavier than the MkII it was still launched with a 1300cc version as the base model, although most cars were 1600cc versions in 2-door, 4-door or 5-door Estates. Cortina 1600 GT and GXL versions used a new Pinto 1600 engine, whereas the lower trimmed 1600s used the Kent engine. The Cortina 2000 models used a 2000cc Pinto engine and were sold as L, XL, GT and GXL, the last two being given quad headlamps. The 'TD' Cortina was announced in 1973 with rectangular headlamps for the XL and GT versions and a new 2000E in place of the GXL. In 197 the MkIV took on the 'Cortina' badges.
aa_Ford Cortina 1600 MkIII badge
Ford Cortina 1600 MkIII - badge on front wing

Ford Cortina 1600 MkIII front 2-door
Ford Cortina 1600 MkIII. Cortina MkIII were available as 2-door as well as 4-door bodies

Ford Cortina 1600 MkIII front 4-door
Ford Cortina 1600 MkIII. Cortinas were most often sold in Britain with 4-doors. The lower models of the 1600 carried on with the Kent engine, whereas the GT and GXL gained a 1600cc Pinto engine.

Ford Cortina 2000 E front
Ford Cortina 2000 E. The MkIII Cortina (model TC) was revised in 1973 (model TD), and the GXL model was dropped. In its place came the 2000E with a 1993cc Pinto engine and lots of luxury trim. The 2000E did not sell and was withdrawn after one year

Ford Cortina MkIII Estate front
Ford Cortina MkIII Estate

Ford Cortina MkII
Ford Cortina MkII

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