My Dad's CortinaHardback
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- Publisher: J H Haynes & Co Ltd
- Format: Hardback | 120 pages
- Dimensions: 172mm x 172mm x 13mm | 327g
- Publication date: 1 November 2009
- Publication City/Country: Somerset
- ISBN 10: 1844256960
- ISBN 13: 9781844256969
- Illustrations note: Illustrations (some col.)
- Sales rank: 421,003
With an average of over 200,000 sold each year during the car's incredible two-decade life, the Ford Cortina remains one of the most individually popular cars Britain has ever seen. This book celebrates the Cortina's place as a major part of everyday life for so many families from 1962, when the first Consul Cortina took its bow, to the mid-1990s, by which time the huge majority of the four-million-plus sold had gone to that scrapyard in the sky. Packed with fascinating images and brightly written by a highly respected author, this book will evoke nostalgia in abundance.
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Giles Chapman is a motoring writer who specialises in offbeat subjects and curiosities. He writes for numerous magazines and national newspapers, and has authored a dozen books, including TV Cars and Haynes: The Classic Cutaways. He lives in Sevenoaks.
Table of contents
The genesis/development of the Cortina - the 'before' story. The five phases of the Cortina's life: Mk1, 1962; Mk2, 1966; Mk3, 1970; Mk4, 1976; MkV, 1979 - and on to the Sierra that followed in 1982. Every model illustrated, including the top-of-the-range and performance versions that all Dads wanted but few got: eg, 1600E, Lotus-Cortina, Ghia models. Eye-catching images include Ford publicity material, celebrity shots and film stills. Pithy text packed with interest, character and trivia - this is a car book with a difference. Appealing design completes a perfect gift book for any car-minded Dad.