I have in front of me a sales booklet for the Corsair supplied by Ford Motor Company back in the day.
The opening page reads:
Around the World in forty three days
On October 12th., 1963 two very weary men climbed out of a battered looking Ford Corsair at Dagenham to face a battery of photographers and Ford top brass.
They were Eric Jackson and Ken Chambers, and they had just completed the most fantastic reliability demonstration in the history of motoring. They had encircled the earth in just 43 days, notching up a total of 29,991 land miles, including some of the toughest going in the world.
Six months later, the Corsair was again in the news. A production model, modified with 28 gallon tanks, swept around the circuit at Monza, lapping at over 100mph.
No. The Monza records were broken in a Mark 4 Zodiac.