A genuine log-booked and period correct Ford Lotus Cortina Mk.I prepared for competitive Stage Rallying of which it has enjoyed countless success in the hands of its enthusiastic owner for more than two decades.
This is a Pat Johnson Motorsport prepared entrant built to effectively campaign in the most gruelling of International Stage rallying, starting in 1994 with the ‘1000 Lakes’ in Finland.
The standard required meant the original shell was found to be unsatisfactory for extensive reinforcement so a replacement shell was sourced, descaled, strengthened and converted to 1966 Airflow configuration before being married to our car.
‘293 YLG’ is accompanied by FIA Historic Vehicle Identity Form, dated 1994, confirming ‘Period F, Original’ status, and also it’s RAC MSA Log Book, numbered 15215.
In 2017, this car was treated to a rebuild and repainted by Stamford Bridge Motors, North Yorkshire, with all sub-standard parts being replaced.
Engine: Built by QED to 1558cc plus 40 thou;
Rally cams on a Big Valve gas-flowed head. Claimed 167bhp;
The engine was set-up by Motoscope;
Tony Law big-bore exhaust system;
Gearbox: Ford 2000E with improved internals;
Rear axle: Reinforced with modified large half-shaft bearings, ratio 3.77 for touring events;
Roll Cage: Safety Devices Q.11;
Front Suspension: Front wedged struts with Koni internal unit in a special casing;
Springs: Forest poundage set high for forest stages;
Front Anti Rollbar: Adjustable for the castor angle;
Rear Suspension: Lotus 3 leaf springs set for Stage Rallying Adjustable Koni shock absorbers;
Fuel Tank: Internal by Ralloy 11 gallon capacity;
Brakes: 16P callipers, Mintex 1144 pads;
Rear Shoes VG 95 Linings;
Servo Assisted with extra-large ratio of 2.5
Rally Instrumentation: Halda Tripmaster, Brantz Rallytimer;
Competition History, 1994 – Date, Current Ownership:
1994 – 1000 Lakes Rally, Finland, 2nd in Class.
1995 – Jim Clark Forest Stages, 2nd in Class.
1995 – Illuminations, 6th Overall.
1997 – KallKwik Forest, 1st Overall.
1997 – RSAC Scottish, 1st in Class.
1997 – RAC.
1997 – Year of Victories.
1998 – Silverstone Rallysprint, 2nd in Class.
1998 – Malton Dalby Stages, 1st in Class.
1999 – Riponian, gearbox failure.
1999 – Dalby Gravel Stages, 1st in Class.
2000 – KallKwik, 1st in Class.
2000 – Caledonian 500, 10th Overall.
2000 – Trackrod Stages, 1st in Class.
2003 – Ilkley Jubilee, 1st on Tests.
2004 – Trackrod Stages, 5th Overall.
2004 – Roger Albert Clark, 1st in Class to last stage. DNF.
2007 – Roger Albert Clark, 2nd in Class.
2008 – Trackrod Stages, 2nd in Class.
2011 – Roger Albert Clark, 7th Overall.
Onward – ‘293 YLG’ has only been used for Touring events since.
Completely original FORD LOTUS CORTINA MKll in a good condition, imported from Sweden, technically and mechanically in good condition. Chassis BA91HB798??., also no a LOTUS CORTINA MKl on stock. (read off km.)
AUGUST 1964 LOTUS CORTINA MK1 PRE-AIRFLOW.
ALLOY PANELLED CAR.
A FRAME REAR SUSPENSION.
FOUR OWNERS SINCE NEW.
NICK STAGG REBUILT ENGINE WITH UNLEADED CONVERSION.
141.5BHP WITH SPORTS CLUTCH.
LISTED ON THE LOTUS CORTINA REGISTER AND SHOWN ON THEIR SHOW STAND MANY TIMES.
1966 lotus cortina mk1 works built special equipment.
besides the works race cars the special equipment cars are the rarest.
excellent to mint condition with numerous awards and magazine features to its credit this car is sensational and very collectable.
open to any inspection and viewing .....
excellent lotus cortina, the genuine article, resident in SPAIN, EX UK, RHD, FUEL CELL, ROLL BARS, INPECTION RECOMMENDED, we are in Vigo, an hours drive from Porto airport. this car was totally rebuilt a few years back, perfect for circuit or RALLY WORK. car is inspected and is ready to go Owner retiring .....
The Lotus Cortina offered here is one of only two Group 5 works cars that were built by Lotus for the 1966 British Saloon Car Championship. Car number E14 LS was constructed in March 1966, registered PHK 614D, and immediately assigned to Jim Clark for use at Oulton Park on 2nd April, although the meeting .....
My lotus cortina is for sale or part exchange for a Gts speck early Elan My car was ex Texas one of 200 built for the American market in 66 It was then exported to Australia , inspected by the cortina register and confirmed as all genuine in its very original body ,The car is currently having the engine .....
Lotus Cortina mk1 1965
This car was commissioned to be rebuilt for Mr McCarthy, Unfortunately he passed away before completion. He was a known authority for Lotus Cortina’s.
He parted with his special equipment mk1 to finance the restoration of this car, to his own specification. He was building .....
DECEMBER 1964 LOTUS CORTINA MK1.THE IAN WALKER RACING LOTUS CORTINA.
ONE OF THE FIRST AIRFLOW CARS BUILT.
ALLOY BOOT BONNET AND DOORS.
A FRAME REAR SUSPENSION.
STILL RETAINS THE IAN WALKER RACING 135BHP ENGINE.
ORIGINAL MINILIGHT WHEELS.
DRIVES AND LOOKS LIKE A NEW CAR.
ANY INSPECTION .....
Earlier this year we advertised a 1965 Lotus Cortina Mk1 Air Flow that we had researched before offering it to market, however, our understanding of this particular vehicle was not sufficient and we decided to take the vehicle off sale whilst we further researched this vehicle which indeed is a very .....