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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 24-07-2019, 17:40 Thread Starter
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Hi all, I have just become the owner of a 1972 Ford Cortina MK3 based Starcraft motorhome/camper/RV (call it what you will) and am interested in locating other owners of similar vehicles especially here in the UK.
From the searches I have done I have found three of the same type of vehicle all later models than mine and none currently taxed for road use. If you have one or know someone who does please get in touch.
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Now theres a rarity. Good luck. I have a 1076 to 1978 Ford Cortina Haynes manual.

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Hi all, I have just become the owner of a 1972 Ford Cortina MK3 based Starcraft motorhome/camper/RV (call it what you will) and am interested in locating other owners of similar vehicles especially here in the UK.
From the searches I have done I have found three of the same type of vehicle all later models than mine and none currently taxed for road use. If you have one or know someone who does please get in touch.
Thanks,
Ray
Would love a picture of it, as to Cortinas my dad had a mk1 2 and 3.

I had a mk2 kitted out with the 16E wood panelling and a 16 GT engine. God I loved that car until the torque and my heavy foot did in the rear chassis legs.

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Now theres a rarity. Good luck. I have a 1076 to 1978 Ford Cortina Haynes manual.

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There's a joke in there somewhere, but I'm b*****ed if I can think of one right now.

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Hi, the vehicle is certainly rare but as for the Cortina III manual I already have a coule of them in my library, however not one for a car built 10 years aftre the battle of Hastings !


Thanks for your reply though
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Hi Terry, have attached a couple of pictures but as you can see it does not look anything like the original Cortina. They were done as a kit which involved cutting the car in half and adding an extended chassis, this one with twin rear axles although later ones kept a single axle, and then the body was added in kit form includind modified front end. The kits were later supplied in the UK by Spartan and designed to fit the Ford P100 pick up.
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American Ford used to do an RV called a StarCraft with an incredible long and aerodynamic nose back in the 80's I think.
Can't find a pic at the moment though.

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Wow, what an amazing looking vehicle. It looks like it was designed by Gerry Anderson and his team.

I bet we'd all love to see the interior. If you're willing. Not meaning to invade your privacy.

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There's a joke in there somewhere, but I'm b*****ed if I can think of one right now.

Sorry, Ray.
And here it is!

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