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1965 Mk1 Cortina Lotus Evocation

Sale price: £7,990.00 make an offer

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Car location: Basingstoke, United Kingdom

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1965 Mk1 Cortina Lotus Evocation for sale

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1965 Mk1 Cortina Lotus Evocation

Ford and lotus produced the lotus cortina between 1963-1970 which evolved from the charismatic mk1. famously winning touring car championships. to the. arguably. more robust and refined mk2 marking its success in rallying.

Although the lotus mk1s were only produced as a 2-door sports saloon the lotus cortina mk2 was produced as a fast 4-door sports saloon for the police.

AVG 45D is the best of breed lotus cortina combining the mk1 handling charateritics from the lotus anti roll bar. track control arms. straight steering arms and original wide steel wheels with the tougher original mk2 lotus cortina twin cam power house and running gear.

Engine is balanced. blueprinted and benefiting from high-lift camshafts. the reworked 'twin cam' engine is thought to be developing circa 125bhp.

It was and still is the intention to replicate the stance. appeal. harisma and performance of the original lotus cortina mk1s and mk2s combined.   The best lotus parts produced across the variants have been sourced and painstakingly prepared for this car with the aim of producing the best of breed lotus cortina which i hope evokes your enthusiasm for this margue

The last 12 months have seen over 3. 00 pounds spent just on new/reconditioned parts alone not including all the labour costs involved.

This is what ive paid in the last 12 months and what you would have to pay on another car.

Lotus Track Control arms: 200

Lotus steering arms: 240

Lotus ball joints: 70

105 Speed Exhaust: 800

Lotus Air filter box:  150

Lotus Carb airbox + rubber: 180

Lotus Anti Roll bar + all new bushes:300

Aluminum Headlamp Bezels: 40

Aluminum Bonnet Badge Bezel: 50

Lotus mk1 breather: 38

QED New Correct Lotus Aluminum CAMCover + Paint: 300

Reconditioned correct cross-member:100

Original Lotus Cortina Capillary OilPressure gauge: 100

Original Lotus Cortina Fuel Gauge:100

Lotus Cortina heavy duty gear box mount:30

Airflow New Old Stock Headlight (Left& Right): 300

Aldon Ignitor + Lucas Coil + NGK HTLeads: 100

So this is a fine example of a no expense spared effort to bring a Lotus Cortina alive from a 4door super.

I treat all my cars like a study so im absolutely obsessed with documenting everything from the regularity of changing the Valvoline VR1 Racing Mineral 20W50 Engine Oil to the exact shim sizes changed during valve clearance setup.   I can even show documentation to show what gloves I wear while working on the car.

Lotus bits fitted are….

-Lotus Twin cam Engine to Sprint Specification from a mk2 lotus Cortina (I have the engine number to prove this) with correct original type 2 alloy head.

-Correct Lotus air filtration system + correct specification airbox

-Track Control Arms (28C. 007 stamped )

-Lotus straight steering arms

-Anti-roll bar correct diameter as original lotus cortina

-Mk2 lotus Cortina aluminum steering wheel

-Original lotus gauges include capillary temp gauge and fuel gauge very expensive on their own

-Dunlop Steel 5. 5J 13" lotus cortina original wheels

-Lotus cortina head breather pipe as per original design

Additions fitted worth mentioning….

-Adlon ignitor electronic ignition with gold lucas coil and new NGK ht leads along with NGK BP6ES spark plugs

-Superb quality 105 speed exhaust system includes 4 into 1 manifold plus straight through system providing an amazing sound from the twin cam engine

-Halogen headlamps with plastic headlamp bowels and new headlight seals

-New old stock airflow front left and right indicator units (very very expensive)

-New lucas alternator

-New rear brake cylinders. shoes and brake pipes

-New front track rod ends

-Stage1 Motorsport long alternator bracket alloy fitment of standard lucas alternator much lower avoiding exhaust manifold heat issues

-Brandnew aluminum headlamp bezels remade to a very high standard

-Brandnew aluminum bonnet badge bezel plus correct original spec cortina bonnet badge

- 2000e gearbox internal inside the original casing hence the gear stick in the floor.

- 377 diff ration from a mk1 escort

- AH Racing rear suspension wedge style lowering block to stop rear axle roll. very nice indeed

Negative Points

-Rear quarter panel corrosion (see picture in the link)

-Driver side seat small rip in the vinyl size of a penny

-Near side rear bumper mount needs straightening but does not ditract from the look of the car

-Handbrake failing some times it work some times it doesn't so need looking at (provided is a replacement cable + mountings)

The car comes with a massive folder of receipts and I dread to think how much this adds upto (i document everything).

The car is tax free and has recently passed its MOT.

I have many many pictures of the car so just ask but here is a link to few….
http://s1244. photobucket. com/user/cjthorley/library/Lotus%20Cortina%20Selling?sort=6&page=1

Please note the original 60s lotus springall wood steering wheel is not included in this sale but will be available to buy as a separate item.

I need to sell to fund a wedding and honeymoon.

I will only accept cash on collection at the price of 7. 90 or very near offer.

Call Chris on 07827 938 879


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