• Short Summary

    A NEW FAMILY CAR THE CONSUL CORTINA, BY FORD OF BRITAIN, WAS INTRODUCED TO THE PRESS AT A DEMONSTRATION IN RICHMOND PARK IN LONDON TODAY. (WEDNESDAY) FORD HAVE DESIGNED THE NEW 48.5 BHP MODEL TO MEET A DEMAND FOR A LOW PRICED SMALL CAR WITH THE ROOM AND COMFORT THAT IS USUALLY ONLY FOUND IN LARGER AND MORE EXPENSIVE PRODUCTS.

  • Description

    1.
    GV PAN CORTINA DRIVING DOWN LINES OF FORD CARS
    0.07

    2.
    GV TO CU FRONT OF CORTINA "CONSUL" INSCRIBED ON BONNET
    0.13

    3.
    SCU BONNET LIFTED TO ENGINE
    0.17

    4.
    GV ZOOM IN TO CU MAN LIFTING BOOT LID SHOWING LARGE BOOT
    0.23

    5.
    SV INT MAN CLIMBS INTO CAR
    0.26

    6.
    CU IGNITION KEY STARTING CAR
    0.29

    7.
    GV PAN CAR DRIVING OFF
    0.34

    8.
    SCU DRIVER
    0.38

    9.
    SCU FLOOR GEAR CHANGE
    0.40

    10.
    SCU STEERING WHEEL
    0.43

    11.
    CU NEW FINGER TIP CONTROLS
    0.49

    12.
    GV PAN CORTINA PASSING CAMERA CAR
    0.54

    13.
    GV PAN CORTINA DRIVING PASSED CAMERA
    1.00

    14.
    CU SIGN ON BOOT CORTINA DRIVING OFF INTO DISTANCE
    1.06



    Initials IM/V/MGT/SGM


    EDITORS NOTE: THE FORD COMPANY EMBARGO STIPULATES THAT THIS FILM MUST NOT BE SHOWN OR RELEASED BEFORE SEPTEMBER 21, 1962

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A NEW FAMILY CAR THE CONSUL CORTINA, BY FORD OF BRITAIN, WAS INTRODUCED TO THE PRESS AT A DEMONSTRATION IN RICHMOND PARK IN LONDON TODAY. (WEDNESDAY) FORD HAVE DESIGNED THE NEW 48.5 BHP MODEL TO MEET A DEMAND FOR A LOW PRICED SMALL CAR WITH THE ROOM AND COMFORT THAT IS USUALLY ONLY FOUND IN LARGER AND MORE EXPENSIVE PRODUCTS.

    WITH AN 1200CC ENGINE THAT HAS BEEN DEVELOPED FROM THE ANGLIA AND CLASSIC POWER UNITS THE CORTINA HAS A TOP SPEED OF ALMOST 80 MILES-PER-HOUR. THE NORMAL TOURING FUEL CONSUMPTION IS ABOUT 38 MILES-PER-GALLON, ALLOWING FOR FIVE ADULTS. THE FOUR FORWARD BEARS ARE ALL SYNCHROMESH, WITH OPTIONAL COLUMN OR FLOOR CHANGE GEARSHIFT.

    BUILT WITH CLEAN LINES THERE IS A MINIMUM OF ORNAMENTATION. THE FRONTAL AREA HAS BEEN KEPT SMALL TO REDUCE WIND DRAG. THE BODY TAPERS BACK TO A 21 CUBIC FOOT LUGGAGE BOOT. THE CORTINA IS AVAILABLE IN TWO-DOOR AND FOUR-DOOR DE-LUXE AND STANDARD VERSIONS.

    NO DATE HAS BEEN RELEASED FOR THE CORTINA'S APPEARANCE ON THE MARKET, NOR HAS THE PRICE BEEN GIVEN.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA30E07HY29TC01R9SLI1UVY4SX
    Media URN:
    VLVA30E07HY29TC01R9SLI1UVY4SX
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/09/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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