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A BRIEF HISTORY OF

THE MK IV 1976 - 1979








 The Mk IV was launched in the autumn of 1976 and although  it had a new body shell, much of its’   engineering, chassis and running gear, was all carried forward from the Mk111.


the Mk IV was available as s 2 door, 4 door or estate, and had 4 different  engines, again with the choice of manual or automatic transmissions, with the cheapest MkIV being the 1.3 litre costing £2045.00 new.


Exactly one year later,  in the autumn of 1977 ford introduced the new 2.3 litre engine V6 108 bhp engined version and was on sale in the showrooms with a price tag ranging from £3452.00 to £4795.00 depending on the version purchased.


In 1977 there were 19 models, 3 body styles, 4 engines and 5 trim/equipment packs to choose from across the Cortina range, with prices starting from £2523.00.


The MkIV was now soon to be replaced by the ‘Cortina 80’


  As far as can be ascertained, approx 600,000 MkIV’s were made during its three year production run.