1966 Ford Lotus Cortina Mk. I with original bodyshell
Reg. no. GHW 529D
Chassis no. BA74FY59177
Engine no. Unknown
In the early 1960s the Ford Company decided to increase their involvement in motorsport and naturally their ambition wasn\'t just to compete but to dominate saloon car racing and rallying both here and abroad. Colin Chapman was therefore commissioned to produce a competitive saloon, based on the Cortina. The standard engine was given a twin-cam cylinder head and it was shoe-horned into a strengthened shell with suspension and brake upgrades. Lotus would build this new model with the recognisable green stripe down the side. The car delivered at the hands of some very well-known drivers, giving Ford the dominance their yearned.
This Mk. I still retains its original bodyshell, nowadays unusual as so many are replaced, but probably due to the belief of our vendor that this car has never been rallied or raced. The car was restored circa 1990 and it still presents very well, but is a car that its new custodian wouldn\'t be afraid to use. Described as in good running order with no known major faults, this car has an extensive history file and has been inspected by the Lotus Cortina Register and authenticated as genuine. Also in the file is a V5c, bills supporting work carried out and a current MOT certificate that expires in June 2019.
Extra details and estimates:
£38,000 - 42,000
Add to my lots