Wedding cars Derby
The car available is a 1973 MK3 Ford Cortina in striking orange. The wedding car for hire comes with a choice of ribbon 5 colours and costs £295 for 3 hours and is chauffeur driven. Additional time is charged at £40 per hour. wedding car hire and booking.
In the late 1960s, Ford set about developing a third-generation Cortina, which would be produced in higher volumes than before. It was the last European car engineered by Harley Copp as Vice President Engineering and head of Brentwood, before he returned to Detroit.
The Mark III Detroit-inspired “coke bottle”-shaped Cortina TC was an instant hit. It replaced both the Cortina Mark II and the larger, more expensive Ford Corsair by offering more trim levels and the option of larger engines than the Mark II.
Only about 1000 now survive. Because of their rarity and the fact that they are now seen as an iconic car of the mid-70s, prices for MK.3s are rising steadily, with the best examples fetching tens of thousands.
This Cortina is an original example and was one of the first off the production line. It’s stunning orange colour and luxury leather seats make it a very comfortable ride and a real head turner. Book this car for your wedding day.
The car was also featured in the TV show ‘Life on Mars’ some details of which are listed below.
Life on Mars tells the fictional story of Sam Tyler (John Simm), a policeman in service with the Greater Manchester Police. After being hit by a car in 2006, Tyler awakes in 1973 and finds himself working for the predecessor of the GMP, the Manchester and Salford Police at the same station and location as in 2006. Early on in the series, it becomes apparent to Tyler that he awakes as a Detective Inspector, one rank lower than his 2006 rank of Detective Chief Inspector. As part of the Criminal Investigation Department, Tyler finds himself working under the command of Gene Hunt (Philip Glenister).
Throughout the two series, the central plot centres on the ambiguity concerning Tyler’s predicament of it being unclear to both the audience and the character whether he has died, gone mad, is in a coma or has actually travelled back in time.