We feel privileged to offer for sale this genuine Mk 1 Lotus Cortina. It’s a superb example with great potential to further its race career as it could easily become FIA homolagated Appendix K and has only 5 race hours under its belt since the engine was rebuilt.
It has a very well documented history, including its original log book, list of owners, race history, restoration details, receipts and photographs. This car has been well cared for and would be a true asset to anyone interested in racing a proven race classic.
This Mk1 Lotus Cortina was first registered in the UK as a road car in 1965. Only in the early 1980’s was it rebuilt as a race car. It was then shipped to Australia when its owner at that time immigrated in 1986. The CAMS log book was issued in September of that year and it went on to race in Appendix J (now Group N) and club events in New South Wales for a further 3 years.
In 1991 the owner began a series of improvements. The body was stripped and rebuilt (by Classic Autocraft Sydney). The engine, drive train and suspension were all rebuilt to race/rally specification. On completion the revived Mk1 Lotus Cortina enjoyed 3 years racing in the Targa Tasmania.
It was then sold to a collector who stored the car for several years until it was purchased and taken to the track again to compete in club sprints and tarmac rallies including the Classic Adelaide in 2001.
We have a comprehensive specifications list;
Fully seam welded to Ford Motorsport Dept. Specs. 12 point chrome molly cage, World Cup X member, Safari type jacking points, alloy door skins. All nuts and bolts replaced with aircraft grade drilled and wired. Fuses replaced with contact breakers. Front seats genuine Ford Motorsport light weight rally seats (rare) Console and headlining not fitted balance of interior standard. Willens 3” 5 point harness (Dvr & Pax)
Leda competition adj. dampers F & R, adj. control arms, HD anti roll bar, anti dive/squat kit, flat slipper springs.
4 w vent. Discs with fully floating calipers (Lotus spares UK conversion ex RS 2000). Twin system with adj. brake bias, fly off hydraulic hand brake.
Lotus Ford with John Needham S.C.C.R. competition gears (new) alloy bell housing AP twin plate competition clutch.
Max HP = 160 RPM, Max Torque= 118ft/lbs @ 6750RPM usable range – 4500RPM to 7250 RPM (rev. limited)
If you would like to get this classic back on the track we offer the full spectrum of race services through our partners at Geoff Steel Racing. From track side support, storage, logistics and tuition, maintenance or repairs, talk to us about how we can help.
If you would like further information, or would like to book your appointment to come and see our genuine Mk 1 Lotus Cortina, get in touch and we’ll be happy to chat through any questions.
**NOW SOLD** - Thanks for all your interest....
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 .....
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.
LISTED ON THE LOTUS CORTINA REGISTER.
EXPORT ENQUIRIES WELCOMED.
DELIVERY ARRANGED AT COST.
POSSIBLE PART EXCHANGE CONSIDERED.
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 .....