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The reinvention of the infamous Ford CortinaBack

People love to reinvent things, after all some of the largest and most successful franchises have recently been reincarnated. Take the Stars Wars trilogy, for many the series was perfect just as it was, but when it was reinvented, it drew millions of crowds to the box office and continued to wow the crowds.

The same can be said about cars, there are some models which have continued to be produced year after year simply because they remain so popular – fair enough there are plenty of fantastic new cars on the market which can outperform the old ones, but can you really put a price on reliability not to mention that warm sense of familiarity.

Joe LoCiero proved the theory that with enough love and attention, your car can go a long way, in fact, his 1990 Honda Accord celebrated ticking one million miles off its odometer last year, and people from his local town of Saco, Maine, were so proud they even threw him a parade in the car’s honour.

David Cameron is another fan of keeping in with the old having bought his wife a 1971 Fiat 500 L in 1998 as a surprise birthday present. The Fiat 500 has now been fully restored to all its original glory and it is due to be auctioned this month. Due to its continued popularity, it is estimated to fetch as much as £12,000.

The VW Camper van is another vehicle to have found a prominent place within the car industry for many years, and sadly it was announced last month that this iconic van is set to cease production at the end of the year. Popular with hippies, surfers and other free spirits, the original VW Camper van knows as the Kombi or the VW T2 will be sadly missed my millions of loyal fans.

There are many vehicles which we would gladly like to see go on forever if they could, in fact, the team at Trusted Dealers are particularly partial to the Ford Cortina and we have recently welcomed the news that Ford has decided to go back to the drawing board and re-design the classic 1960s car, to make it fit for the 21st century.

As a celebration of its 50th anniversary, Ford Europe’s chief designer Paul Wraith has undertaken a commission to mark five decades of the original Dagenham-built MKI Cortina, which was launched in 1962 to great acclaim. We can’t wait to test out the new model, how about you?

 

Posted by Leana Kell on 05/11/2012