The LAST Ford Cortina GT Wagon Known to Exist & Other Rare Cars | Barn Find Hunter

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In this episode of "Barn Discover Hunter," Tom finds a rare piece of Ford history stashed in an industrial storage unit in the suburbs of Detroit. A 1 of 5, Ford Cortina GT Wagon that belonged to a test batch made for the Canadian Mounties back when the MK I was first introduced. The Owner also has lots of other and trucks with fascinating history and stories. Tune in and learn!

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0:34 Rover Sedan
2:14 Aid Assistance United States
2:51 THE BIG REVEAL
2:59 Triumph Herald
3:59 Base Cortina Wagon
5:46 Cortina Sedans
6:18 Cortina GT Wagon
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8:46 Other Projects

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The LAST Ford Cortina GT Wagon Known to Exist & Other | Barn Find Hunter

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27 Comments

  1. These cars are not my cup of tea but to find alone survivor of any car that’s been lost to history is very cool!

    1. Stick your pinky up when you have your next cup and you’ll soon have an appreciation for them.

  2. In 70’s Britain, Rover P6’s were the getaway drivers favourite as the De Dion tube rear end gave it superior handling over the MkII Jags the police were using. Great stuff as always, cheers BFH!

    1. How many kickass getaway car stories can one country have?

      The UK: “How many would ya like?”

    2. In Britain in the 1970s police forces where regional , so they did NOT use the same types of car despite what may have appeared on TV , the most common getaway vehicle was the ford transit van! , police used a mixture from late 60s early l70s ford Zephyr/Zodiacs , Consul/ Mk1/Mk2 granada , Escorts and cortinas, Vauxhall Victor’s , Viva’s , even Austin Alllegros , Princess, Rover P4 P5 P6 SD1 amongst many others even MGB roadsters and mini coopers as panda cars!

    3. @Scott Tait That little nugget came from, erm, an “experienced” family member. Take it how you will.

  3. there are a lot of cortina gt’s in new zelaand, i happen to work on a mk 1 sedan gt, even have photos of it, it had a very unique lotus wood steering wheel and other cool things much like the escort and Capri

    1. “wonderful” …. what straight guy uses that word to describe a collection of cars in a garage?

  4. My best friend in high school 69-73 owned a cortina, rode with him everywhere till I bought my 72 ford pinto wagon with air conditioning,
    then I became the designative driver. My friend passed away from cancer in 2015. I long for those days again! Pensacola

  5. Wow. Amazing collection. Cars worth saving even if the monetary part does not always make sense. Glad you found these. Just got my “Barn Find Hunter” hat in. I love it.

    1. I like your comment regarding cars worth saving. Here in the UK, most of the TV classic car shows are about making money from cars, which I think is a shame and gives the wrong message. People should restore cars because they like the car, and get some satisfaction from its restoration. I tend to like small family cars, and appreciate that when I see one restored and gleaming at a show, the owner has done so simply because of the affection they have for the car.

  6. My dad had a TC2000 in the early 70s. Lovely little car but it was always in the shop. It got replaced with a Toyota Corolla.

  7. My first car was a ’67 Lotus Cortina. I foolishly sold it for $1000 in 1972. I wish I had it back. 😢

  8. Always interesting finds. Thanks for showcasing these for us car guys who otherwise would never see them.

  9. Thats a very neat collection ! Ive always liked the Cortinas but in my 58 years Ive never ran upon one out on the streets. I learned to love them from magazines and videos.

    1. In my also 58 years, here in Aussieland we used to see many of them, my first girlfriend had a ”sporty corty” with a 4.1 straight 6 in it, it was a fast car in it’s day, many people used to put V8’s in them.

  10. I was thrilled to see the Mark I Corina Estate Wagon. I owned one of the last Mark I Estate Wagons which was actually titled as a 1967 model. Previous to the Cortina I had a 1958 Triumph TR-10 (Standard 10 in the UK) which my father purchased new while stationed in England. Once a week the local car dealers lined up in front of the PX making certain everyone knew they could order cars with left hand drive. Over many years the TR-10 was titled to my father, then older brother, sister, myself and then back to my brother.

  11. Back in the day you find lot’s of these Pommy (English) cars here in Aussieland, but most would have been crushed by now, shame in some ways, but most were very unreliable. Aussieland used to produce their own cars as well, but it is rare to see a 60’s or 70’s Aussie car now. My first Aussie car was a 1975 XB Ford Falcon 351C, and as a young bloke got caught speeding so many times, used to smoke the tires real well LOL

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