The car has hardly been used since 1997, hence the nice condition.
It starts well, and everything seems to be working as it should, It will need a good service and looking over before any serious use due to the time standing.
The bodywork looks nice and original with good gaps, from what I can tell it hasn’t had hardly any repairs in the past. The areas that have had a slight repair are to the rear of one of the outer seals and around the arches, these will need looking at again in due time.
The paint work is dull and worn in some places and isn’t a show car finish, I haven’t tried yet, but I am sure it would come up nice with a mop/polish.
Engine bay is in great condition, never welded or repaired.
Boot area is also great, never welded or repaired. Boot carpet isn’t original and has been replaced at some stage.
All the chrome is very nice.
The interior is extremely nice, one of the best that I have seen for a long time.
Seats are unmarked and very comfortable, roof lining is also undamaged.
The carpet is nice as well, I lifted them up to inspect the condition of the floors and they are like new.
Underneath is totally rust free and never been welded, great condition.
It has had a rust thin layer of protection, this is flaky in some places and starting to peel off. I have pealed some off and it is solid underneath, would be easy to remove it all if preferred.
Below is a link with many detailed photos of this Ford Cortina 1600GT
The car is in Finland and can be shipped worldwide, please ask for a price.
Please know that I will help you in every way possible with the purchase. I have good contacts for shipping the vehicle all over the world. If you would like to come and view the vehicle before purchasing that would be great but if it isn’t possible to come and view I will do my best to give you as much information and as many photos as you require. I myself buy a lot from foreign countries so I know exactly the situation you are in.