This genuine 1970 Savage Cortina Estate is up for auction at the The NEC Classic Motor Show Sale in Birmingham, UK. The pre-auction estimate is £24,000. When you think about how rare and just how cool this car is – and the remarkable condition – that doesn’t seem like too much money. On top of that this vehicle is reported to be Jeff Uren’s personal car! Jeff Uren was the founder of Race Proved Ltd and the creator of the Cortina Savage.
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BYC 831J is equipped with an automatic transmission and of course the tuned, 140 HP 3.0 litre Essex V6. The Savage vehicles are certainly Muscle Cars in the American tradition – the fitting of an engine from the large-car range into a vehicle of the mid-size range.
This little Woody-optioned Cortina Estate is said to be one of only about five known to exist in Aeroflow spec. It is quite remarkable that the faux wood trim has remained in such good condition, however at the time these photographs were posted on Car-from-UK.com the interior had seen better days.
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Aside from the wagon craze here in the States, wagons, or more properly Estates, have a plethora of practical purposes which can only enhance the ownership experience for a certain segment of the population. Travelers, campers/hikers/mountain bikers, surfers and the like find great utility in this body style – and of course the gettin’ groceries and a random jaunt to the train station. This 1965 Deluxe with the 1.5 litre pre-Crossflow engine looks to be ready for it’s next owner.
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