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Definitely cool. It has something sadly lacking in current car design - elegance.

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Yes, cool indeed in a very mature, restrained style. As said, it really isn't trying at all but exudes elegance and a certain sophistication.
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Cool but it has a whiff of America about it
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....it has a whiff of America about it
Nah. Don't see that at all. Very Latin. I can almost see the owner's darkened tortioseshell Ray-Bans through the windscreen.
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We're too Italian biased. I can't say whether it's cool or not but it does not move me in any way, unless I was sat in it and it actually drove away.
However the MKI Cortina next to it is super cool

I've decided because the cool from the Tina wades across to the Fiat, I'll vote it cool. However if the Tina was not there it would be a garden divider.
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We're too Italian biased. I can't say whether it's cool or not but it does not move me in any way, unless I was sat in it and it actually drove away.
However the MKI Cortina next to it is super cool

I've decided because the cool from the Tina wades across to the Fiat, I'll vote it cool. However if the Tina was not there it would be a garden divider.
That's not a Mk1 Cortina.
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That's not a Mk1 Cortina.
I think it's a close relative, a 1963-ish Taunus 12M.
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I think it's a close relative, a 1963-ish Taunus 12M.
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If you look at the front 1/3rd, apart from the meet in the middle wipers it could be a Maxi/Wolseley six. Back end does not match - early 'vette?

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Cool but it has a whiff of America about it
Uncool because of what Gaz said, identity crisis car
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Is Sean suggesting it has ideas above its station? Or that anything American (or with a whiff thereof) can't be cool?
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Sorry, MalcQV, but as Dave Brand writes, the car next to the Fiat is actually a Ford Taunus 12 M.

The 12 M was Ford’s own German competition to the UK-build Ford Cortina, - esp. in continental Europe. It was the first Ford with front wheel drive, and in 1962 it came with a 50 BHP 1,2 L., 4-cylinder V-engine (also used by the Swedes in SAAB 96).

The FIAT 2300 Coupé in front was Ghia's version of FIAT’s top model, the 2300 Berlina, which in 1962 had a 117 BHP 6-cylinder 2,3 L. engine. The FIAT had disc brakes on all 4 wheels.

The contemporary Alfa Romeos, like the Giulia Sprint had a 106 BHP 4-cylinder 1,6 L engine, whereas the Alfa 2600 had a 2,6 L straight-6 engine, which produced 148 BHP.

Alfa Giulia was initially fitted with drum brakes on all 4 wheels, but around 1963 it was modified to disc brakes in front and drum brakes in the back. The Alfa 2600-series came with drum brakes only in the back, but around 1963 it was upgraded to discs on all 4 wheels – probably to be able to compete with the FIAT 2300.

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Cool for me.

Sorry, MalcQV, but as Dave Brand writes, the car next to the Fiat is actually a Ford Taunus 12 M.

The 12 M was Ford’s own German competition to the UK-build Ford Cortina, - esp. in continental Europe. It was the first Ford with front wheel drive, and in 1962 it came with a 50 BHP 1,2 L., 4-cylinder V-engine (also used by the Swedes in SAAB 96).

The FIAT 2300 Coupé in front was Ghia's version of FIAT’s top model, the 2300 Berlina, which in 1962 had a 117 BHP 6-cylinder 2,3 L. engine. The FIAT had disc brakes on all 4 wheels.

The contemporary Alfa Romeos, like the Giulia Sprint had a 106 BHP 4-cylinder 1,6 L engine, whereas the Alfa 2600 had a 2,6 L straight-6 engine, which produced 148 BHP.

Alfa Giulia was initially fitted with drum brakes on all 4 wheels, but around 1963 it was modified to disc brakes in front and drum brakes in the back. The Alfa 2600-series came with drum brakes only in the back, but around 1963 it was upgraded to discs on all 4 wheels – probably to be able to compete with the FIAT 2300.
I was aware of the Fotd Taunus. This 12M FWD though.

It does look like a MK1 UK Cortina though. Apart from the front and rear (which in fairness you can't see on the photograph of the Fiat.











I think this should be on the Car porn page. UK MK1 Cortina looks way better than the Taunus just down to the front and rear

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MalcQV wrote :

“It does look like a MK 1 UK Cortina though. Apart from the front and rear (which in fairness you can't see on the photograph of the Fiat. ” (unquote)

I always thought the Cortina looked very much different from the 12 M. But in all fairness to you, I must admit that on these pictures, they actually do look a bit alike.

The Cortina MK 1 was a great looking car, and the racing pedigree of the LOTUS Cortina and its 1600 Twin cam engine helped the MK 1 become very cool.

The 12 M, on the other hand, I’ve always seen as being owned by retired midwifes and old headmistresses. Can’t remember ever seeing a 12 M in any other color, than the one on the photograph.

I am not too sure, about the bit you write about the MK 1 being on a “car porn page”, though.

For me, at the very least it would have to be the LOTUS Cortina, then.
(as a group 2 race homologation the Lotus Cortina only came in the 2-door version, always in white color, with a green stripe, going from the arrow shape on the front wing around the rear lights, all the way to the other side).

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“It does look like a MK 1 UK Cortina though. Apart from the front and rear (which in fairness you can't see on the photograph of the Fiat. ” (unquote)

I always thought the Cortina looked very much different from the 12 M. But in all fairness to you, I must admit that on these pictures, they actually do look a bit alike.

The Cortina MK 1 was a great looking car, and the racing pedigree of the LOTUS Cortina and its 1600 Twin cam engine helped the MK 1 become very cool.

The 12 M, on the other hand, I’ve always seen as being owned by retired midwifes and old headmistresses. Can’t remember ever seeing a 12 M in any other color, than the one on the photograph.

I am not too sure, about the bit you write about the MK 1 being on a “car porn page”, though.

For me, at the very least it would have to be the LOTUS Cortina, then.
(as a group 2 race homologation the Lotus Cortina only came in the 2-door version, always in white color, with a green stripe, going from the arrow shape on the front wing around the rear lights, all the way to the other side).

(Oh, am sure Steve is actually frowning now. Sorry Mate, I went a bit off topic, but you know how petrol heads are ).
I should have pictured a two door car and yes I agree a Lotus Cortina would have been a better choice. However all this car porn is subjective as indeed are cars generally and there has been plenty of old [French ] tat posted in these pages but then if we all liked the same thing...
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