Ford 1969

Escort
Cortina / Cortina Lotus
Corsair
Capri
Zephyr
Zodiac

Great Britain

Escort 4-door saloon was launched late this year.
Corsair assembly was moved from Halewood to Dagenham.
Except from the engines the new Escort and Capri are identical to those built in Germany.
 

Escort

1100 (4 cyl, 1098 cc, 49 bhp)
1300 (4 cyl, 1298 cc, 58 bhp)
GT (R4 cyl, 1298 cc, 72 bhp)
Twin Cam (4 cyl, 1558 cc, 109 bhp)
  Saloon 2-door
  Estate Car
  Saloon 4-door - new model

THE extra doors don't mar the clean line of Ford's fast selling family model but they should open new doors for it in export markets. Total sales are already around 340,000 and it is one of the most popular Fords ever built in Britain. Rear doors have child proof locks and push buttons lock all doors from inside. Escorts have now scored a score of International race and rally victories.
London report '69


Escort 1300 GT

1600 RS
 

Cortina

1300 (4 cyl, 1298 cc, 58 bhp)
1600 (4 cyl, 1599 cc, 71 bhp)
  Saloon 2-door
  Saloon 4-door
  Estate Car
GT (4 cyl, 1599 cc, 88 bhp)
  Saloon 2-door
  Saloon 4-door
1600E (4 cyl, 1599 cc, 88 bhp)
  Saloon 4-door
Cortina Lotus / Twin Cam (4 cyl, 1558 cc, 109 cc)
  Saloon 2-door

Ford CORTINA SUPER is the luxury version of the highly successful and well-proven Cortina range. It comes with either two or four doors and has a host of choices. For instance the Cortina Super can be fitted with an automatic transmission ar a 4-speed gear box; either floor or column gear change; and there is a choice of bench or individual front seats. All this with the power of a 1600 c.c. crossflow engine.
London report '69


Cortina GT

Cortina 1600E
 

Corsair

Corsair (V4 cyl, 1663 cc, 77 bhp)
Corsair (V4 cyl, 1996 cc, 88 bhp)
  Saloon 2-door
  Saloon 4-door
  Estate Car (Abbott)
Corsair 2000E (S4 cyl, 1996 cc, 97 bhp)
  Saloon 4-door

Ford's bargain priced entry in the 2000 c.c. executive category, the Corsair 2000E, has the vinyl covered top and matt black interior which are today's conventional symbols of prestige and luxury. The V4 pushrod engine is rough but rugged. Good points are the brakes, the all-synchromesh gearbox with remote control and the vast luggage boot. Extractor ventilation keeps driver and passengers alert and untired on long trips.
London report '69


Corsair 2000E
 

Zephyr

Zephyr 4 (V4 cyl, 1996 cc, 88 bhp)
Zephyr 6 (V6 cyl, 2495 cc, 112 bhp)
  Saloon
  Estate Car (Abbott)

NOT exactly Ford's best seller, but a familiar model that has had a lot of development over the years and gets a new series of improvements for 1970. Choice of V4 or V6 engines. There are fade resistant disc brakes on all four wheels. The spare wheel is up front with the engine to leave the boot entirely free for luggage. Automatic transmission is among the options.
London report '69


Zephyr

Zephyr De Luxe
 

Zodiac and Executive

Zodiac (V6 cyl, 2994 cc, 136 bhp)
  Saloon
  Estate Car (Abbott)
Executive (V6 cyl, 2994 cc, 136 bhp)
  Saloon

 

Capri

1300 (4 cyl, 1298 cc, 52 bhp)
1300 GT (4 cyl, 1298 cc, 64 bhp)
1600 (4 cyl, 1599 cc, )
1600 GT (4 cyl, 1599 cc, 82 bhp)
2000 GT (V4 cyl, 1996 cc, 93 bhp)
3000 GT (V6 cyl, 2004 cc, 128 bhp) - new model
3000 E (V6 cyl, 2004 cc, 128 bhp) - new model

THE biggest engine yet offered in the Capri. The Dagenham V6 of 3-litres delivers the same power as the 2.3 litre V6 in the German version. As usual the basic car forms the starting point; you choose your specification from three packs of goodies including items like reclining seats, separate rear seats, dual horns, wide rim wheels, steering wheel lock, extra interiorr light and extra exterior bright metal.
London report '69


Australian Capri.

In Australia the Capri is offered only as 1600 and 1600 GT.

South African advert

3000 GT
 

Zwycięstwo (Mikkola/ Jarvi) w Rajdzie 1000 Jezior (Escort TC)