- For 20 years the Cortina was Britain's best-selling car and was also a huge success overseas.
- Five generations of saloons, estates and road-going 'race cars' offered something for everyone, everywhere.
- Built in the UK, South Africa and Australia, Cortinas won hundreds of international races and rallies.
- The full story of all the Cortinas from first to last, including related models like the Lotus-Cortina.
The definitive history of the hugely successful model which stayed in production for five generations, enjoyed great success in motor racing and rallying and which redefined the family car.
In the 1960s the Cortina was an entirely new type of British car, light yet strong, cheap to buy yet roomy. It established a new class of car - the 'Cortina Class' - and Ford's rivals had to rush to compete. Not only was the Cortina the first, it was the best, too; a fascinating, ever-evolving project around which Ford-Europe's planning always revolved. Here, for the first time in a book, are all the facts, figures, images and legends of the Cortina story.