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1963 Ford Consul Cortina Super MkI

1963 Ford Consul Cortina MkI in Ford on Safari: East African Safari 1964 - Cortina Conquest, Documentary, 1964

Class: Cars, Racecar — Model origin: UK

1963 Ford Consul Cortina Super MkI

Position 00:02:48 [*][*] Minor action vehicle or used in only a short scene

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dsl SX

2015-02-21 21:46


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#12 Cassini/Favelli, private entry, retired. Listed as GT but is ex-works 2 door Super - as chrome trim around side flash and because KHL 487 was Pat Moss/Anne Riley #48 works entry in 63 EAS (below). There is a lot of confusion about that car in 63 because very few photos survive and there have been 2 badly translated 1:43 diecasts, so for the record, 63 EAS Cortina facts are:
1] Consul Cortina GT not launched until Apr 63, so only 1500cc Cortina version available and eligible for the 63 rally was Super
2] Ford entered 2 factory 2-door Supers in team run by EA Hughes, the Ford distributors for Kenya:
- KHL487 #48 Pat Moss/Ann Riley retired
- KHL488 #50 Ann Hall/Lucille Cardwell retired
In addition there were:
- unknown registration #44 Shankland/Townsend, retired - no details to confirm if this was works car or 2/4 door
- KHK871 #45 privately entered 4-door Super 63 Younghusband/Hechle, retired from lead when engine seized, but they were rewarded with a works drive in 64 (Cortina GT KHS 599, #4, finished 15th)
- unknown registration #47 Phillips/Blowers, retired - no details to confirm if this was works car or 2/4 door
3] The 2 models of KHL487 #48 Pat Moss/Ann Riley are:
- Eligor #2011
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Incorrect plate position (in 63 it was painted on bonnet), should be white not cream, has incorrect Lotus badges and real car did not have radio aerial (basically Eligor were too lazy and just used their police Cortina). And because Eligor supplied it as a plain model with a transfer sheet but no picture, people put the transfers wherever they like ...
- DetailCars #374
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An absolute dogs dinner - incorrect registration KHL 481 instead of 487 (but it is in right place on bonnet), wrongly presented as Lotus badges and side flash and with 65+ facelift grille and pillar vents, should be RHD, black bonnet paint should cover wings ..... etc etc

So for once don't trust the models - they're both crap.

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