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    keep on keeping on...
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    back with the 70's finds...
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    keep'em coming
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    we're back in the 70's & early 80's...
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    A few more
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    A few more 70's finds plus my all time favorite the 76 TD Update Pine n Lime XLE with XL hubcaps...



    Found this TC XL 250 wagon in Melb for sale on Carsales:

    https://www.carsales.com.au/private/...-5069211/?Cr=6
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    Another from the hard-drive archives, this fine original condition 76 TD Update XLE in Outback Bronze & Doeskin trim came up for sale [dated] the 25th of Sept 2008 was located down Pakenham way, as always hopefully it found a good home...
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    OMG I'd sell mine for that it's pristine.

    Got one for you Matt, what Bond movie was a black Cortina TF,,, I think, used as a pursuit car by jaws ?

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    Good to know your enjoying some of these pictures Ken and great seeing your still here on CC!

    Wasn't there a sliver Mk4 Ghia in the 1977 The Spy Who Loved Me film, I think it was driven off a cliff by that huge man with metal teeth.

    How about you telling me when Ford Australia started the TD production [year & month] I recon that's an easy one for you...


    Attached are two very early TD XLE press release test cars, the Vic number plate will help give it away [the date]
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    Tonight's 70's & early 80's...
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    From the hard drive archives again, a pre-Update 75 TD XLE 250 in Sandstone Beige & saddle trim, dated as March 12th 2009 when for sale
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    Ooh,ooh I know this one I'll get back to you

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    Doesn't matter Ken,

    I'm just being a pain in the you know what as always, I think you'll find the answer next time you open the hood and view your TD's I.D. plate.


    Just "keep on keeping on" here, that's the main thing!


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    Tks Matt,

    That's a paint ad isn't it,,, no matter the reason I was looking in my very old parts reference manual for TC/TD Cortina's and it has a blue page or two with all the MKIII Cortina body styles, when they commenced and ceased production. But my reference stuff is no where near as comprehensive as yours...

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    I thought your TD was an Aug 74 Ken? No not me, your thinking of AL C, he's the expert when it comes to original Cortina press releases/factory documents etc...

    Almost 40yrs of trying to decipher Vic number plates, the rego LYV-201 I estimate we're looking at late Aug 74, certainly around that time when you look at Vic Roads 'general number plate combination' issue charts from 1960-2017 - as well as and in addition to also


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    Tonight's mostly 70's additions...
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    Again from the hard drive archives, this fine original 76 TD Update XLE was sold almost 10 years ago, from memory offered for sale by a member here on CC. As always hopefully it went to a good home...
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    Whilst we're onto TD's may as well share these, this would have sold probably 6-8 years ago but these were the for sale pictures I saved. A very solid, complete & original 76 TD Update XL wagon in Coolmint Green and Doeskin trim, nice nice nice combination
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    Quote Originally Posted by tfghiatcxlematt View Post
    Whilst we're onto TD's may as well share these, this would have sold probably 6-8 years ago but these were the for sale pictures I saved. A very solid, complete & original 76 TD Update XL wagon in Coolmint Green and Doeskin trim, nice nice nice combination
    According to my book,,, and the compliance plate my TD is XL model 12436 Intro Oct 74 to Feb 76,,, and yeah it is very cool I always wanted a wagon just couldn't lay my hands on one. Gees Matt these picture are great,,, where do you get them all? You have a digital library that takes up a couple of disks or a bookcase or two maybe both

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    Something weird going on with this thread I tried to edit my last and it's coming up with some unrelated post,,, no matter ,,, I love the wagon pity it's a auto and on 4 banger. Still apart from the back qtr and tail gate which might come up OK the rest look pretty good. The inside of the door wells certainly are a surprise I would expect with the back having been left out that the door wells would be rotten. Regardless it's what you can't see that's the issue and in Cortys that's heaps.

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    Yes Ken,

    In 1991 dad bought a new 386DX 33 computer, it had a photo scanner that you would hold in your hand, drag it over the top of photographs and it would save as .bmp files, I've been collecting Cortina pictures approx since then but before that it was charity shops looking for old Wheels and Modern Motor mags from the 70s.

    I used to think Ford Broady started TD production around Sept or Oct 74 but looking at these early press release and test cars the Vic rego plates indicate late Aug 74, that Rep Pepper TD XLE with rego plate LYV-201 here's its sister car below with rego LYV-202. I know a few people with Aug rego'd 74 TC's, here's one example of a friends close TC rego plate [nearly the same as CC member Mikes TC XL 250 [tthheekk]

    I wonder, may well have been late Aug 74 when Ford went over to TD production BUT obviously still had reserve stocks of TC's to clear, my wagon was purchased and rego'd on the 16th of Sept 74 LZC-069

    Oh well, its a bit of fun for anyone obsessed with these cars like myself personally


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