Chrysler’s big saloon was designed in Coventry and manufactured in France. Later it was produced in Spain. The main differences between the models were the level of trim and the engine size: the 160 had a 1600 cc engine, the 180 an 1800 and the 2L a 2-litre unit. The 2 litres was only available with automatic transmission.
The Simca 1307 was a large family car produced by Chrysler Europe and subsequently PSA Peugeot Citröen from 1975 to 1986. It was designed in the United Kingdom and engineered by Simca in France.
In its day it was a modern, front-wheel drive hatchback. It was voted the 1976 European Car of the Year.
The model went by various names, including Simca 1308 and 1309 (with larger engines), Chrysler Alpine (UK and Ireland, and later Talbot 1510 / Talbot Alpine / Talbot 150. After the PSA takeover, and adoption of the Talbot brand name, they also brought out a saloon version, called the Talbot Solara.
The Ford GT70 was a limited production sports car designed by Ercole Spada, made by Ford UK in 1970 and intended for use in the World Rally Championship. It was designed to compete with rally cars such as the Porsche 911 and Renault Alpine.
The GT70 featured a mid-mounted engine with rear-wheel-drive. It was initially designed to use a range of engines, with the first ones being fitted with the 2.6-litre Cologne V6 from the Ford Capri RS2600 developing 240 hp. It was not a success and in the end only six GT70s were ever built.
World Rally Championship rule changes effectively put an end to the further development of the GT70. Instead, Ford entered the Ford Escort, fitted with the new four-cylinder BDA engine.
The Mark I Cortina, initially known as the Consul Cortina, was way more modern than its predecessor, the Consul Classic, and was an instant success. Not just as everyday transport, but also in motor racing. The Ford Lotus Cortinas were legendary.
Ford Cortina MkII (1966-1970)
Ford Cortina TC Mk III (1970–1976)
By 1970 Ford was starting to consolidate their offerings in Europe, and the Mark III Cortina was virtually identical to the Taunus manufactured in Germany. Hence the code TC (Taunus Cortina).
The Mk IV was identical to the Ford Taunus. Mk V was an update of the Mk IV.