Since it’s the start of the work week, we need something to lift our collective spirits, and I don’t think there’s a better way to do that than to gaze longingly at a classic compact wagon with sporting pretensions. This MKI Cortina Deluxe 1500 is all that and more, as it’s decked out in GT form, with split front bumper-ettes, center dash instrumentation, and a set of sweet Minilite wheels hunkered down under the arches. You can’t see it here, but a sturdy Kent four resides under the hood, paired with a four-speed manual.
The compact wagon used to be de rigueur in any serious car maker’s lineup, and whether from the factory or modded by the owner, adding a little sport to the utility was never frowned upon. Today we get Crossovers and Sport Utilities that always seem a little too tall and a little too light on the sport quotient. That’s alright though, because as long as we have cars like this awesome little Cortina everything will be okay.
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