1973 Ford Cortina 2000 GXL

Lot: 533

Sold for (£): 7,992
Offered for sale is a 2.0L 1973 Ford Cortina 2000 GXL manual. Coming with a partial history file, this lot's condition scores 76 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

A cracking example of the 'Coke bottle' Cortina Mark 3...


  • Top of the range in 1973, the 2-litre, four door, GXL (Grand eXtra Luxury)
  • Believed stored for over 20 years early on, and then more than seven more recently
  • Only three owners and 48,000 miles which may well be true given its restful life
  • Finished in Copper Brown Metallic with a black vinyl roof and light tan interior
  • Pretty well identical to the car that was used by DCI Gene Hunt in Life on Mars
  • Displaying an older respray, brought back to life as a running and driving classic
  • Scope for improvement and guided accordingly. Great introduction to classic ownership 


Lot Details

Registration: VCB 126L RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1973 Engine size: 2.0L
Make: Ford Odometer reading (miles): 48050
Model: Cortina 2000 GXL MOT expiry:
Warranted: No Chassis number: BABFMT246828

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 76 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


Paint work shows a few runs , solid body and sills , minor surface rust spots


Door-cards: Carpets:
Seating: Headlining:
Dashboard: Boot:


All in good condition , all electrics work


Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:


Gears: Drive-shaft:

Running Gear

Axles: Chassis:
Suspension: Bearings:
Brakes: Wheels/Tyres:


Minor: Major:

Vehicle History

About the Condition Report

A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review its condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history