Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Classic Ads: 1966 Ford Cortina GT Mk1

If you've ever wanted to know who sold English Fords on the West Coast, now you do. This is the new, 32 mpg Ford compact for you rally fans out there who don't want a Falcon. Just $24.95 for whitewall tires! What a deal. Honestly, this is about the only English Ford I can think of that was desirable in the States in that era.
This ad appeared in the October 8, 1965 issue of Life magazine. It seems odd to run an ad for the 'new' Mk. I Cortina in October when the Mk. II Cortina was already coming out for '66. Apparently the two versions were sold at the same time for a little while.

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