Corgi VA11910A Ford Cortina Mk4, 2.0 Ghia, Jupiter Red, RHD (UK)

Product code: BA7958
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A Detailed Limited Edition Die-Cast Scale Model For

The Adult Collector.

Suitable for Children 14 years +

Scale 1:43

Length 103mm

Known as 'Gina' after the TV programme 'Gina, I've got a Cortina' (from the song of the same name), the Cortina modelled was originally purchased from Ford dealers Peterborough Motors of New Road, Peterborough on 19th March 1979 by farmer Arthur Lindsey, who was then 70 years old and had ordered the car three months previously. It cost £4389.57, which included £326.23 vehicle tax, £321.45 VAT and £18.50 number plates. Being the luxurious Ghia, 'Gina' featured tan-velour seats, a vinyl-roof, interior wood-trim and an AM/FM radio. The only extras were Jupiter Red metallic paint at £24.26 plus £2.02 tax and an underseal treatment which has helped to preserve the car in perfect condition.

The Cortina was driven home from the dealers when new by Arthur's son Roger, also a farmer, and thereafter was stored in a garage and only used on special occasions. It was taken off the road in 1989 when Arthur retired from driving having covered only 7,400 miles and remained in dry storage until 2009 when Roger and wife Ginny decided to re-commission the still immaculate Cortina; fitting a new cambelt, replacing the hydraulic seals and obtaining new tyres to replace the hard, but unworn, original Michelins. They joined the Mk1-5 Cortina Owners Club, have since shown the car regularly and were delighted when their 11,000 mile example won Best in Show at the 2014 Baston Car & Bike Show against more exotic opposition.

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