A Century of Cars: 19. 1972 Corgi Ford Cortina MkIII GXL

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In the late 1960s, Ford set about developing the third-generation Cortina, the Mark III, which would be produced in higher volumes than before, following the recent merger of Ford of Britain and Ford of Germany into the modern-day Ford of Europe. The car marked the convergence of the German Taunus and British Cortina platforms with only minor differences between the two, hence the car's internal name TC1, standing for Taunus-Cortina.

The Mark III Cortina was inspired by the contemporary coke bottle design language which had emanated from Detroit the car sported similar fluted bonnet and beltline design elements to the North American Mercury Montego and Ford LTD of the same era. It replaced both the Mark II Cortina and the larger, more expensive Ford Corsair, offering more trim levels and the option of larger engines than the Mark II Cortina.
 
   
A Century of Cars: 19. 1972 Corgi Ford Cortina MkIII GXL A Century of Cars: 19. 1972 Corgi Ford Cortina MkIII GXL A Century of Cars: 19. 1972 Corgi Ford Cortina MkIII GXL    
A Century of Cars: 19. 1972 Corgi Ford Cortina MkIII GXL A Century of Cars: 19. 1972 Corgi Ford Cortina MkIII GXL A Century of Cars: 19. 1972 Corgi Ford Cortina MkIII GXL    
A Century of Cars: 19. 1972 Corgi Ford Cortina MkIII GXL A Century of Cars: 19. 1972 Corgi Ford Cortina MkIII GXL A Century of Cars: 19. 1972 Corgi Ford Cortina MkIII GXL    
         

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