Cortina auto option, and disc brakes from 1964. Revised grille introduced at Motor Show.
Super estate has plastic wood decoration on sides. One of the first cars to feature eyeball fascia vents and through flow ventilation. GT version has Weber carb and 78 bhp 95
mph top speed, better interior.
No radical new models are forthcoming this year and the accent is on refinement. The main innovation is a new ventilation system called " Aeroflow " which is claimed to have most of the advantages of air conditioning without the cost. The system relies on air extraction through rear-mounted louvres, and facia-mounted outlets allow air flow to be directed to any part of the car. Other modifications on the Cortina include front wheel disc brakes on all models, modified seats, new facia and steering wheel, and screen-washers as standard equipment. The power of the engine has been raised slightly by raising the compression ratio, and the GT model has twin radius arms on the rear suspension. The Corsair GT also has the radius arms, and all models in the range have the compression ratios raised to 9 to 1 to give more power.
Various other minor alterations have been made to the cars. The Anglia and Zephyr/Zodiac range all have their modifications, mainly in regard to trim, but on the Zephyrs all steering and suspension joints are now lubricated for life. Prices have been raised on most models by an average of around £20 and the Capri no longer appears in the price lists.
The price of the Lotus-Cortina has been reduced in October to £991 7s. 11d., partly due to the fact that many of the aluminium parts of the car have reverted to the normal steel specification.
Ford Corsair 120E Saloon This attractive new five-seater is available in standard and de luxe form with either two or four doors and floor or column mounted gear change. Powered by a four-cylinder, 1498-cc, 59.5-bhp engine, the model have body lines similar to the Cortina but feature unusual front end styling in which the front wings are moulded to a point. Automatic transmission is optionally available.
Ford Corsair GT (120GT) Saloon. Similar to the 120E Corsair but featuring engine differences which increased the bhp and general performance, bucket seats, and a central floor-mounted
gear lever as standard. Available in two- and four-door versions.