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The Mk 11 was announced in October 1966 and it has a totally new body style and engines.

The car was available as either a 2 door, 4 door or estate with the choice of three different over head valve engines, the smallest being a 54 bhp 1298 cc unit.

Early in 1967 the “GT” version appeared soon to be followed by the Lotus Cortina.


in October 1967 Ford introduced a new range of engines in the form of the over head valve cross-flow Kent units, and at the same time the 1.5 litre engine was increased to 1.6, giving 71 bhp and 88 bhp for the “GT” version.


The next progression was the introduction of the 1600e (executive) version, which was definitely a cut above the rest, and initially sold for £982.00 new.


During the last few years of the 1960’s the Mk11 was available in 14 different models, 4 different engines, and a choice of manual or automatic transmission.  Prices at the end of the decade varied from £792.00 for a 1300 2 door De-Luxe to £1163.00 for the twin-cam version.



As far as can be ascertained, the production run  of each variant was :-


Variant

Number

Standard Saloon ( 2 & 4 Door )

19238

De-Luxe (2 & 4 Door )

598999

Super Saloon ( 2 & 4 Door )

135093

Estate Cars

90290

1500/1600 GT ( 2 & 4 Door )

117130

1600E ( 2 & 4 Door )

60087

Cortina Lotus

4032

A BRIEF HISTORY OF

  THE MK 11  1966 -1970