1967 Ford Cortina
For most vintage racers, the primary goal is getting out on track safely, and having fun. Speed, and with it winning, is secondary.
This Cortina might well be an ideal choice for the first-time vintage racer. With the venerable, well-known crossflow Kent engine up front, parts are readily available, and assistance is only as far as the Formula Ford paddock. This is very nicely built, and looks nearly perfect.
It’s on eBay in Illinois for $23k or offer.