Not everyone has the time, money, skill or even inclination to perform a full recreation, so cars like this Ford Cortina MK3 can be the perfect compromise; a car you can use, but room for continual improvement.
From the seller: “I have owned this car for approximately 10 years in that time. it is a very solid car with low owners and mileage.
Only welding I have done is both wheel arches and passenger sill.
In that time I have spent a lot of time renovating it with many new Ford parts”