I was very happy with the DVLA issuing me with a Registration number so easily, as it had never been on the road in this country. All it took was one form, £55 and a letter from The MK3 Cortina Owners Club [Thank you] to confirm it was what I was saying it was. I was dreading this part of the job but was very straight forward.
We had a lot of fun putting in a second hand Headlining and the original window rubbers which looked good until I damaged them when fitting, so out it all came again to be replaced with new.
Originally the interior was beige, and although in very good condition, the seats were dried out and sun damaged, so a full vinyl rear seat and front seats from a 1974 Porsche were fitted. The whole lot was sprayed Satin Black using vinylcote, which looks fantastic. Only time will tell how long it lasts but i have had good reports from others who have used it.
The Tombstone front seats look great and look similar to the Ford Tombstones originally fitted to GT/GXL models, but mine were much cheaper and are far more comfy in my opinion.
The rest of the interior is original, including the carpets, doorcards, dash, ect. and needed a good bit of spit and polish. The clocks have been changed to MPH and the mileage is now set in miles [27500mi].
I have a set of dials from a GXL/2000E, complete with rev counter, to fit in the future. I’ve also bought some New-Old-Stock Sharp shelf speakers and a period sharp FM radio including IPod lead to finish the interior.