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Median Price: £5,161  •  Highest Price: £17,040  •  Lowest Price: £650  •  Sell-Through Rate: 62%

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Ford Cortina Mk V

Source: Anglia Car Auctions

How much is a Cortina Mk V worth?

In our experience, we've seen plenty of Cortina Mk V's go under the hammer and based on analysing every sale you can expect to pay £5,161 for one in average condition - that places it amongst the cheapest 10% of collector cars across our database.

As Ford's go, a Cortina Mk V is on the lower end relative to other Ford models. In fact this model is £19,911 below the median Ford price of £25,072.

What is the maximum to pay for a Cortina Mk V?

Across the 32 Cortina Mk V's we've seen sell, the highest price ever recorded for this model is £17,040. It was sold by Mathewsons in the UK on 09 Jun 2023.

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What is the lowest to pay for a Cortina Mk V?

Well, that depends on where you draw the threshold.

The lowest sale of all time for this vehicle is £650. Bonhams sold the car at auction in the UK on 28 May 2006.

When looking at more recent sales the lowest recorded price is, as you would expect, higher. Analysing every sale since 2020 shows that the lowest price between 2020 and today is £1,688, Hampson Auctions sold this car in the UK on 30 Aug 2021.

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What is the background of the make / model?

Ford produced this model between 1979 and 1983.

Ford is an American multinational automobile manufacturer headquartered in Michigan, United States. It was founded by Henry Ford and incorporated on June 16, 1903.

The company sells automobiles and commercial vehicles under the Ford brand, and luxury cars under its Lincoln luxury brand.

In 1908, Ford introduced the mass-produced Model T, which totalled millions sold over nearly 20 years.

How common is a Cortina Mk V?

According to data from the DVLA, the UK licensing authority, in 2022 there were 440 licensed vehicles alive and kicking on UK roads. There were also 1,002 vehicles that are SORNd - in other words not currently registered for the road. Note: that data is for this model and all of its sub-models.

Building on that, we've also seen plenty of these go under the hammer at auctions around the world, 52 to be precise. It's among the 15% most common collector cars to sell at auction.

Of those 52 times the model has gone to auction 32 have sold. In other words, this model sells on 62% of times it goes to auction - that's below the average sell-through rate we traditionally see.

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Why this article was created

Well, we've got one of the largest databases of sold classic car prices in the world so we thought we ought to help and put that data to good use. To be clear though, this article is not intended to be a full tour of every nook and sill of the Cortina Mk V, rather it's meant to act as an introductory guide and overview of the market for this model.

It is here to provide you guidance on how much you should and shouldn't be paying for one based on the 52 we've seen previously.

If you're after more detail, we've got you covered. Click the button below to be taken to a the price guide for this model so you can see every single sale, price trend over time and lots more.

How this article was created

This article was created by looking back at sales of Cortina Mk V since the beginning of our database in 1992. We've scanned over 30 auction houses and results from over £15 billion of sold cars around the world to understand the where the market is at for this car.

The Classic Valuer takes that data and analytics which enables it to generate these articles at scale, for further information regarding the Cortina Mk V please visit the price guide linked below.

About The Author

Giles Gunning | The Classic Valuer

Giles Gunning

Giles is CEO of The Classic Valuer - one of the world's largest databases of sold classic cars in the world going back over 30 years covering over 11,000 models. Giles and The Classic Valuer are regularly referenced in key classic car publications including Classic & Sports Car.

Giles grew up around the iconic historic motorsport venue at Goodwood and enjoys his 1972 Alfa Romeo 1600 GT Junior around the Sussex roads. His primary car goal is to purchase back a selection of his grandfather's car's including his 1931 Riley Brooklands.




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