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The Ford Cortina is a family car built by Ford of Britain from 1962 to 1982. The Cortina was Ford's mass-market compact car and sold extremely well, making it very common on British roads. The Cortina was Britains most popular new car in 1967 and was also Britain's best-selling car of the 1970s. The Cortina was produced in five generations (Mark I through to Mark V, although officially the last one was called the Cortina 80) from 1962 until 1982. It was replaced in 1982 by the Ford Sierra. All variants of the Cortina sold over one million, with each successive model proving more popular than its predecessor. The model's name was inspired by the name of the Italian ski resort Cortina d'Ampezzo, site of the 1956 Winter Olympics. As a publicity stunt, several Cortinas were driven down the bobsled run at the resort which was called Cortina Auto-Bobbing.