My mk2 Cortina Perana

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My mk2 Cortina Perana

Post by TdL351GT » Mon 13 Aug 2007, 16:55

I am very proud to be able to post pics of this little car as well. There are not many of them around anymore. This is where it all started. The first of many great cars that flowed out of the Basil Green Perana work shop

1968 Cortina Perana
BG number is 28. Just dont have a pic of the plate right now, but will post it later.

This one was built on a GT body and should be red in colour. Busy with the carpets now and then for respray. After talking to Alan Poulter and seeing his Gunston car from close by...I just love that colour!

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Re: My mk2 Cortina Perana

Post by FairmontGT » Mon 13 Aug 2007, 18:26

Thats a very nice little car. The beginning of great things. How about a picture of the interior and engine bay?

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Re: My mk2 Cortina Perana

Post by Firenza GT » Mon 13 Aug 2007, 20:15

Fantastic ! Some time ago there was aprently one minus motor. It has been bought and believe the person retoring it. I will try and find oyut who the person is and see if I can put you guys in touch.

Many years ago when still in school friends brother had a silver one from new. As with most car passed hands and those days they were thrashed until they never existed anymore. Would be interesting to ask him what number it was if he still remembers.

There is another MK2 Perana replica taking shape here by the same person that was behind the Meisner Escort copy. The car will turn out in white in "Windsor Garage" colours which was effectively the same Gunston car which Koos Swannepoel campaigned after Bob Olthoff.

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Re: My mk2 Cortina Perana

Post by zahistorics » Wed 15 Aug 2007, 21:53

Hi Theuns,

Yours looks like a really nice original car.

Alan Pouter's car is really amazing when you see it close up isn't it?
some pics here:http://www.perana.org/gallery.asp?gallery=n201gallery

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Re: My mk2 Cortina Perana

Post by ZA Perana » Fri 17 Aug 2007, 20:43

Great to see one of these cars, they are very, very rare and I speak under correction here but I beleive that CAR magazine drove Cortina Perana number 28 in some road impressions they did, will try to find this copy amongst around a 1000 magazines....
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Re: My mk2 Cortina Perana

Post by TdL351GT » Fri 17 Aug 2007, 20:57

ZA...sorry, The number is BG 38 :oops: Hope you didn't spend too much time searching for the article. The article would still be interesting though.

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Re: My mk2 Cortina Perana

Post by ZA Perana » Fri 17 Aug 2007, 21:57

No prob was just thinking where the article might be....amazing to see pictures of the car, I have a CAR magazine road test which I will try and find, you might find it an interesting read.
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Re: My mk2 Cortina Perana

Post by 72XYGT » Fri 17 Aug 2007, 22:27

Theuns,
How is the brake system on the Cortina Perana. I notice no brake booster, what about the brake discs in the front. Would like to know as my V4 Corsair GT, 1969 model, also dont have a brake booster and those brakes is as hard as a brick. I'm always edgy driving the car as i really have to stomp on the brake pedal to get enough brake pressure to the wheels.
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Post by zahistorics » Fri 17 Aug 2007, 23:58

My dad had a MK2 Cortina round about then. I was surprised how well it braked with unboosted disks.

Don't ask how a 12 year old knows how well his dad's company car stops... :)

From the Motoring Mirror test June 1968:

"the braking system was extensively modified to cope with the performance of the Perana. This included the fitting of larger calipers for the 9.5 inch disc front brakes which gave an improvement of almost 15 per cent in swept area and this is one of the contributing factors to the fact that the Perana will crash stop from 100 m.p.h. in six and a half seconds!"

Not bad braking for car of that era.

Daan - maybe you need to play around with master cylinder bore, or brake pedal lever ratio - there are may fine race cars, not all of them lightweight, without boosters.

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Re: My mk2 Cortina Perana

Post by ZA Perana » Sat 18 Aug 2007, 14:49

Did you ever consider respraying it Candy Apple red and putting on the bumble bee stripe on the nose...its a very nice colour, friend of mine has a 1600 GT Meissner Capri in that colour.
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