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1965 Lotus Cortina SOLD by Auction

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  • £30,000 Auction Estimate
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Price £30,000 Auction Estimate
Ad Type For Sale by Auction
Category Classic Cars
Make Lotus
Model Cortina
Year 1965
Country UK
Region Northamptonshire
Telephone 01926 566878
Status Trade
Date 06-Jul-2019
Ref C1130159
To be offered for sale by Silverstone Auctions at The Silverstone Classic Sale 2019 to be held at The Wing Building, Silverstone Circuit, United Kingdom, NN12 8TN from July 26, 2019 to July 28, 2019. Guide price: £30000 - £35000. •    A 1965 1600 Twincam originally built to 90s ICS Historic Touring Car regulations
•    Fully rebuilt by renowned historic preparations experts Barwell Motorsport in 2016. Only shake down mileage since
•    Impressive specification and good spares package, including a spare rebuilt Twincam engine
•    Eligible for a variety of events and offered at a very competitive guide price The Lotus Cortina came into being because of Ford's decision to step up their motorsport involvement in the early 1960s. Their Head of UK Public Relations, Walter Hayes spoke to Colin Chapman, asking him to come up with a competitive saloon, using the Cortina as a base, that could be produced in sufficient numbers to satisfy the mandatory 'Group 2' homologation requirements, and with which the Blue Oval could beat all comers. The solution was to take Ford's bullet-proof 1500 Kent engine, fit it with a twin overhead-camshaft cylinder head, pop it into a stiffened Cortina shell, sort out the suspension and brakes and paint a green stripe down the side. The cars would be built by Lotus at its plant in Cheshunt and marketed through their Ford dealer network as the “Consul Cortina developed by Lotus” which was the correct title for the new car and a title that graced all the launch brochures. Once fully developed, the Lotus Cortinas (as they quickly became known) absolutely shone on track driven by household names including Jim Clark, Jackie Stewart, Graham Hill, Jackie Ickx, Roger Clark and many, many more.On offer here is 1965 Ford Lotus Cortina 1600 Twincam that was built to the 1990s ICS Historic Touring Car Series regs (homologation number 5018). Presented in the iconic Red/Gold Alan Mann/Ford team colours this car was extensively rebuilt (excluding external repaint) by the top historic preparation experts, Barwell Motorsport, in 2016. A dyno and shake down is all that’s been done since this extensive rebuild. 
The Specification is listed below:•    Chassis/Shell – Seam-welded with modified suspension pickup points, repainted inside and engine bay
•    Bodywork – Lightweight fibreglass bonnet, boot and doors
•    Lightweight Perspex side windows, door windows and rear screen
•    Full FIA roll cage
•    Period Dash/Performance Dial Cluster
•    Engine fully rebuilt, inc high-spec pistons, rods, crank,  high lift cams, and ported. Dyno’d at 161 BHP (see separate build sheet for details)
•    Full dry-sump lubrication system with boot mounted oil tank.
•    Fabricated race-spec exhaust manifold and system.
•    Alloy, boot-mounted fuel tank
•    Suspension – Leda Front struts, Penske rear coil-overs.
•    Brakes, twin adjustable AP master cylinders, vented front discs
•    Rear axle – 5-link, LSD,  with rear discs and AP calipers
•    Transmission – Quaife 5- speed 'dog box'
•    Clutch – AP Twin plate
•    Fire Extinguisher system - Lifeline
•    OMP Head restraint. Composite Race Seat, OMP 6-Point race harness
•    Minilite 15” plus 12x Minilite 13” sparesIncluded with the price of the car is a fully rebuilt, FIA Lotus Twincam engine (inc. carbs), Quaife gearbox, and 12 x 13” Minilite wheel rims. We are informed this particular car is elgible for a variety of high quality events such as the CSCC Swinging Sixties Championship, sprints, hill climbs and 'modified saloons'. Offered at a very sensible guide price, considering what’s included in this package, this is a fantastic opportunity to join well supported grids at an approachable cost.  
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