1965 Ford Cortina MKI GT500 postal numismatic cover
This postal numismatic cover is highly collectable, featuring a pictorial envelope, the Australian Map stamp, the 1965 Ford Cortina MKI GT500 stamp tab and a coin from the Royal Australian Mint.Read more
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This postal numismatic cover is highly collectable, featuring a pictorial envelope, the Australian Map stamp, the 1965 Ford Cortina MKI GT500 stamp tab and a coin from the Royal Australian Mint. The stamp is postmarked - 14 October 2017 | South Geelong VIC 3220
PNC 2017 Issue 23, limited to 9,000.
Please note that the image above contains the incorrect postmark. The postmark for this product is 14 November 2017.
The Cortina Consul (Cortina MKI) created a new class of “compact” family vehicles. Smaller than the Falcon, it was built on the principles of durability, practicality and affordability. Although it was small, the Cortina MKI achieved remarkable success on Australian racetracks. A young Harry Firth and Bob Jane drove a Cortina MKI GT to victory in the inaugural 1963 Bathurst event and again in 1964. However, increasingly strong competition from Mini, Jaguar and Holden, among others, meant that Ford couldn’t afford to rest on its laurels. For 1965, the first locally-developed “Bathurst Special”, the Cortina MKI GT500, was created with the single goal of securing a third win at Mt Panorama – which it duly did. Yet the V8 era was dawning, and the torch was passed to the mighty XR Falcon GT.
- Cortina MKI – Total built: 63,073
- Cortina MKI GT500 – Total built: 110
- Cover Image: ©Michele Cook 1965 Cortina MKI GT500
- Issue date: 14 October 2017
- PNC postmark: South Geelong, VIC 3220
- PNC Issue: 2017 Issue 23, limited to 9,000
- Mint: Royal Australian Mint
- Metal: CuNI
- Denomination: 50c
- Weight: 15.55g
- Diameter: 31.51mm
- Finish: Coloured uncirculated
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