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Life on Mars
Ford Cortina - one of the stars in Life on Mars

Life on Mars


The Car's the Star


Ford Cortina 2000E


Launched at the Earls Court Motor show in 1970


Ford Cortina became Britain's best selling car


Five versions mark I–V, production finished in 1982


Coke bottle shaped


The police car – Austin Allegro


The police ordered 657 Allegro Panda cars to replace a fleet of Morris Minors


The Allegro was the first car on sale to have a 'quartic' steering wheel – four curves held together by four bars


Morris 1300


Was featured in Tufty Club road safety adverts


The similar looking Morris 1100 was on the receiving end of a good thrashing by Basil Fawlty in one of the most famous scenes of the Seventies comedy Fawlty Towers.


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