The History Man wrote:
My old man had one of these. New, August 1st 1976. Loved it.
so did mine
bright yellow with a webasto fabric sunroof, he sold it to a guy down the road who then sold it to his daughters boyfriend, it was around the time there were a lot of local post offices being robbed! usual thing of the police asking for reports of anything suspicous resulted in a raid on our house early one morning!
the copper asked do you own a ford cortina? no we sold it to the guy at nos 18.......off they ran.... same question and similar answer later, they all piled back into the vans and shot off to the new owners house
it was there that they didnt go running up the path screaming but walked slowly past the two tone striped escort on the drive and knocked on the door, to be greeted by one of their own
the officers son was 14 and was parking the car all over the village where he lived so that his old man wouldnt find out about it