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New member; Cortina Mk II Deluxe

 
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andrew



Joined: 20 Aug 2008
Posts: 25
Location: Berkeley, CA

PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 3:03 pm    Post subject: New member; Cortina Mk II Deluxe Reply with quote

I'm new to this forum, having bought a 68 Cortina Mk II Deluxe on Monday, and driven it back from LA to the Bay Area without incident.

I'm mainly an Alfa nut (I have four of them), but am taken with most 60s and 70s European sedans and couldn't resist this car. This car is a one-owner two-door, red with black interior. Still has original black Calif plates. Lived all its life in Long Beach. No rust at all, but has a few small areas to sort out (poor alternator installation, throttle linkage jury-rigged, brakes need something). But all in all, an incredible survivor.

I had a 100E Anglia 15 years ago, and still have the MGA Twin Cam my dad bought new. Glutton for punishment?

Andrew
Berkeley, CA
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stanchfi
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Joined: 15 Mar 2007
Posts: 846
Location: Indiana

PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the forum, sounds like quite a collection

-James
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66gt



Joined: 12 Aug 2008
Posts: 187
Location: Ferndale,WA

PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Andrew,

Welcome aboard! Most Cortinas that are in good nick seem to be dependable of a car for long trips. When I use to live in Los Gatos, CA back when, I drove my MK1 GT back and forth from LG to Berkeley everyday for two years with no problems. They're great cars! You're Cortina was probably a Long Beach port of entry car as mine was back in 1966.

Have fun with it and post some pictures!

Steve "66gt"
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angliagt



Joined: 11 Jun 2007
Posts: 693
Location: Eureka,California

PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2008 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Andrew,


Welcome from Doug up here in Eureka.
Was that the Red one that was advertised?
Was the owner's name Garm,by any chance?

- Doug
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andrew



Joined: 20 Aug 2008
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Location: Berkeley, CA

PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw this car on the California Melee email list, but it was also posted to bringatrailer.com. Garm was not the guy I bought if from.

I posted a couple pics in the reader's rides forum.

Andrew
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Dave A



Joined: 05 May 2007
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No Garm's car is white in color, thus far. Pic attached.

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angliagt



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 11:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I contacted him & he told me that he'd sold it.

- Doug
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