Not what you expect: ’66 Ford Cortina “GT”
Ford introduced their new volume sedan in 1962. They selected the name because they liked the Italian town that hosted the ’56 Olympics – Cortina d’Ampezzo. Naming a car d’Ampezzo wasn’t cool so they used Cortina. Like most new models, it took a year before the tweaks started to happen. The standard engine in ’63 was a 5-main bearing 1500cc pumping out 60 horses. The most powerful version of this engine (used in the GT Cortina) was 1498 cc and produced 78 bhp.That apparently wasn’t enough for the owners of this GT clone. They transplanted a V6 engine and 8″ rear end into this one. The listing doesn’t say whose V6 but a Ford Essex V6 was a popular candidate back in the day. It looks like it is set up for some historic rallying or at the very least, it has numbers on it. The asking price is $14,500. See it here on Craigslist.