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Lotus Cortina FIA Race Car, EX Press Car

Sale price: £23,600.00 make an offer
Last update: 28.11.2013

Car location: denmead Hampshire, GB, United Kingdom
Seller's notes: Fantastically Original Condition, Used and Race Ready
Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Manufacturer: Lotus
Model: Cortina
Year: 1965
Type: lotus
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Lotus Cortina FIA Race Car, EX Press Car for sale

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  •  Lotus Cortina FIA Race Car, EX Press Car
  •  Lotus Cortina FIA Race Car, EX Press Car
  •  Lotus Cortina FIA Race Car, EX Press Car
  •  Lotus Cortina FIA Race Car, EX Press Car

FIA Lotus Cortina. Ready to race and in fantasticly original condition. this car has been meticulously restored by a well known race company with the highest of regard for engineering. this car has recently been mentioned in the classic cars magazine ahead of this years 50th anniversary. magazine can be supplied to suit.
NVX 144C was registered to the Ford Motor Company Warley on the 25th November 1965 and did the rounds of the motoring press featuring in the two publications of late 1966. Whilst the car was clearly in its original colour scheme of Ermine White with Sherwood Green stripes at the time of the reviews. it was shortly after these photos were taken that it was converted to Rally Specification and repainted red by Fords Competition Department.

The car was eventually bought by Gowan Bank Motors in Arbroath directly from Fords and subsequently sold to Classic Autosports in June 1977. The car still in its red livery had a full roll cage. works suspension and upgrades but was minus its competition engine which presumably had been removed by Fords prior to its sale. The car had clearly been campaigned and showed that a number of major repairs had been carried out.

David Barnett fitted a new lotus engine and after using it himself for a few years consigned it to the back of his workshop to under go restoration. which he never got round to.

I bought the car from David in 2010 after a visit to see him and then went about a bare metal restoration and conversion to build an FIA Appendix K race car capable of competing in the  U2TC Race at the 2012 Silverstone Classic and the 50th anniversary of the Lotus Cortina in 2013.

The car which had been stored for over 30 years was in poor condition. so the restoration was complicated with many panels having to be replaced. "

It is most well known for competing in the past 2 Silverstone classic events etc.

This car includes :- FIA roll cage- FIA Race Seat- Full FIA legal & race ready twin cam lotus engine with original weber carburettors mounted to the well engineered ford 4 speed gearbox- Minilite race wheels on dunlop CR tyres. with spare wheels available too- Small spares kit. oils. ashers. brake pads. carb socks etc- FIA spec fuel cell with pumps- Period steering wheel - Correct & original dashboard
Fully inspected & ready to race.
Car is ready to race and fully eligible for U2TC / Masters touring cars / HSCC touring cars throughout europe !
Inspections welcome.
No guarantees implied or given. sold as seen.

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