Wheels24 reader BRIAN SINGH is from Durban and is an avid Ford collector. He owns an original condition collection including a 1940s Ford Super deluxe side valve V8; a 1979 Ford Cortina 30s; three XR6 Cortinas and a Ford Escort 1600 Sport.
GALLERY: Brian Singh's Ford Cortina
Not even the folk at Ford South Africa can offer any suggestions except for Singh to try and asking classic Ford car club owners and members or trying to contact its customer care line on 0860 011 022 or sending an email to email@example.com.
Singh wrote in to Wheels24, seeking some help: "I need some assistance with the identification of my Cortina XR6. The car has its original factory tags and the one behind the left head light shows the XR6 tag with the colour being mint glaze.
CAN YOU HELP?
I also have a standard XR6. What baffles me is that the front fender arches are smaller (thinner) than that of a standard XR6.
The front bumpers are half bumpers and don't seem as if they are after-market. On the front left fender wall there is a contraption with vacuum pipes, a cable and electronic wiring attached to it which the std XR6 does not have.
On the centre counsel next to the gear lever there is a switch that shows 'cancel' and 'activate' with arrows. I bought the car without the engine. I will really appreciate if anyone could tell me what variant of the XR6 this car is.
The car is a 1983 model and the tag shows the trim numbers as 000850 (front) and 000920 (rear) and manufactured by Ford in Port Elizabeth. It also has an EIH number 337427.
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