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1966 Ford Lotus Cortina Mk. I

Sale price: £51,000.00 make an offer

Car location: Weybridge, United Kingdom
Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Manufacturer: Alvis
Model: Lotus Cortina Mk. I
Year: 1966
Type: Standard Car
Mileage: 9,826
Transmission: Manual
Drive side: Right-hand drive
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1966 Ford Lotus Cortina Mk. I for sale

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  • 1966 Ford Lotus Cortina Mk. I

For sale by auction on Saturday 12 March 2016 with Historics at Brooklands. Brooklands Motor Racing Circuit. Weybridge. Surrey. Call 01753 639170
The history of the Lotus Cortina began in 1961 after Colin
Chapman decided he wanted to build his own engines for Lotus. The
engine's first appearance was in 1962 at the Nürburgring in a Lotus
23 driven by Jim Clark. Immediately after and almost as soon as the
engine appeared in the Lotus Elan. it was recalled and replaced
with a larger capacity unit to get the car closer to the 1. 6 litre
capacity class in motorsport. Whilst the engine was being
developed. Walter Hayes from Ford asked Colin Chapman if he would
fit the engine to 1. 00 Ford saloons for Group 2 homologation.
Chapman quickly accepted and the Type 28 or Lotus-Cortina was duly
launched. Ford supplied the two-door Cortina body shells and took
care of all the marketing and selling of the cars whilst Lotus did
all the mechanical and cosmetic changes. The major changes involved
installing the 1. 58cc engine together with the same close-ratio
gearbox as the Elan. The cars also received front quarter bumpers
and round Lotus badges were fitted to rear wings and to the left
side of the radiator panel. Interior modifications were limited to
a centre console designed to accommodate the new gear lever
position. different seats and the later style dashboard featuring
tachometer. speedometer. oil pressure. water temperature and fuel
level gauges as well as a wood-rimmed steering wheel.

This genuine Lotus Cortina Mk. I was subject to a full
restoration some 15 years ago and has covered approximately 9. 26
miles since. The quality of restoration work was clearly
exceptional as the car is still in superb condition today. The
white paintwork is virtually unmarked as is the interior. The
fastidious vendor. a classic car enthusiast. has maintained the
Lotus with a 'no expense spared' attitude and the engine has
recently benefitted from a rebuild. Supplied with a V5 registration
document and a full year's MoT test certificate together with a
history file. this matching numbers Lotus Cortina is a great
opportunity to own a splendid example of these collectable and
highly sought-after classics.

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