Greetings from new Cortina owner in Colorado.

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CortinaGT
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Location: Castle Rock, Colorado

Greetings from new Cortina owner in Colorado.

Post by CortinaGT » Tue Dec 08, 2020 9:23 pm

Though not new to British cars, I finally found my dream car this summer, a MK2 Cortina! I was first drawn to British cars as a young boy in Omaha driving to my grandmothers houses and regularly seeing a Lotus Europa JPS in one neighborhood and a Triumph TR3 in the other. Then one day in 1969 my parents brought home their first ever brand new car, a Ford Cortina MK2, and the rest is history.

I spent 4 years in the UK (late 80’s/early 90’s) while serving in the USAF and had hopes of buying a Cortina and bringing it home to the US. Unfortunately I was a poor airman so that dream stayed just that, a dream. Years later I did get involved with classic Mini’s but it wasn’t until this summer that a Cortina finally came into my life and I couldn’t be more ecstatic! Looking forward to sharing stories and tips with everyone.

Current car:
1967 Ford Cortina GT MK2 (RHD)

Past British cars:
Opel Commodore (while stationed in UK)
1960 Austin Mini
1972 British Leyland Mini (RHD)
1981 British Leyland Mini with Keith’s convertible conversion (RHD)

zephyrgary
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Re: Greetings from new Cortina owner in Colorado.

Post by zephyrgary » Tue Dec 08, 2020 9:36 pm

did you buy the red one? Welcome to the forum and we would all like to see some pics, I am sure.
Gary in AZ
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Re: Greetings from new Cortina owner in Colorado.

Post by zephyrgary » Tue Dec 08, 2020 9:39 pm

Sorry brain fade, I meant the Alpine Green one...

Gary in AZ
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peteleo
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Re: Greetings from new Cortina owner in Colorado.

Post by peteleo » Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:07 pm

Welcome to the forum and Congrats on your new dream car. Good choice.

CortinaGT
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Re: Greetings from new Cortina owner in Colorado.

Post by CortinaGT » Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:34 pm

Yes, it is the Alpine Green one that was sold on BAT in March then sold to me in June via Craigslist. Here’s the link to the BAT auction. [https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1967-ford-cortina-7/]

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