|Registration Number:||CKX 830T|
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|Model:||Mk4 Cortina 3.0 Ghia V6 OHV 12v 2994cc.|
|Type:||Superspeed 4 Door Saloon Manual.|
|Year Of Manufacture:||1978.|
|Owned From:||I NEVER OWNED IT.|
|Submitted by:||Paul A Pearson|
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|Notes:||Was For Sale (NOT BY ME) in Maidstone, Kent on E-Bay for £2.500 but did not sell (September 2007).
DVLA Records show First Registered 15 September 1978. Last change on V5C Log Book was 06 October 2011 and it has not been Taxed since September 1989.
According to www.newreg.co.uk This registration was first made available in 1978. The original office for this letter combination is Buckinghamshire C.C.
Superspeed made V6 conversions of the MK4 Cortina. There are 2 known survivors a Brown Estate (SLW 717R) and a Blue Saloon (CKX 830T). Both cars are badged as 3.0 Ghias. The purchase price for the Estate was é4.000 Pound with the conversion a further é1.295 which included a custom electric sunroof which was not available through Ford. Superspeed was a company formed by 2 brothers (Mike and John Young) who used to race Anglias with modified Cortina engines. They carried out conversions on Anglias, MK2 Cortinas, MK3 Cortinas, MK4 Cortinas and also Escorts. Very few models were produced. Fords introduction of the 2.3 V6 Ghia at a much more sensible price was the demise of Mk4 conversions.
The 3.0 Essex was sat upon Superspeed modified mounts but using the original cross-member the engine was then installed further back to keep original weight distribution. The suspension was uprated and the springs changed for extra firmness. The gearbox was the standard Ford automatic or manual. The radiator used was the bigger Capri/Granada V6 model. Further options included a larger cam and gas flowed heads as well as a limited slip differential. The only give away was a discreet Superspeed sticker below the 3.0 Ghia badge and a V6 sticker. Superspeed Cortinas were built originally as 2.0 Ghia Mk4 models.
|♦ “This is mine & is still very much alive hopefully restoration will start soon”|
Submitted on 28/03/2016 17:03 by a visitor
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