1963 Ford Lotus Cortina MkI Competition Saloon  Chassis no. Z74C065917 Engine no. LF9454LBA
Lot 331
1963 Ford Lotus Cortina MkI Competition Saloon
Registration no. 359 GGH Chassis no. Z74C065917 Engine no. LF9454LBA
Sold for £32,200 (US$ 43,198) inc. premium

Lot Details
1963 Ford Lotus Cortina MkI Competition Saloon  Chassis no. Z74C065917 Engine no. LF9454LBA 1963 Ford Lotus Cortina MkI Competition Saloon  Chassis no. Z74C065917 Engine no. LF9454LBA 1963 Ford Lotus Cortina MkI Competition Saloon  Chassis no. Z74C065917 Engine no. LF9454LBA 1963 Ford Lotus Cortina MkI Competition Saloon  Chassis no. Z74C065917 Engine no. LF9454LBA 1963 Ford Lotus Cortina MkI Competition Saloon  Chassis no. Z74C065917 Engine no. LF9454LBA 1963 Ford Lotus Cortina MkI Competition Saloon  Chassis no. Z74C065917 Engine no. LF9454LBA 1963 Ford Lotus Cortina MkI Competition Saloon  Chassis no. Z74C065917 Engine no. LF9454LBA 1963 Ford Lotus Cortina MkI Competition Saloon  Chassis no. Z74C065917 Engine no. LF9454LBA 1963 Ford Lotus Cortina MkI Competition Saloon  Chassis no. Z74C065917 Engine no. LF9454LBA 1963 Ford Lotus Cortina MkI Competition Saloon  Chassis no. Z74C065917 Engine no. LF9454LBA 1963 Ford Lotus Cortina MkI Competition Saloon  Chassis no. Z74C065917 Engine no. LF9454LBA 1963 Ford Lotus Cortina MkI Competition Saloon  Chassis no. Z74C065917 Engine no. LF9454LBA 1963 Ford Lotus Cortina MkI Competition Saloon  Chassis no. Z74C065917 Engine no. LF9454LBA 1963 Ford Lotus Cortina MkI Competition Saloon  Chassis no. Z74C065917 Engine no. LF9454LBA 1963 Ford Lotus Cortina MkI Competition Saloon  Chassis no. Z74C065917 Engine no. LF9454LBA
1963 Ford Lotus Cortina MkI Competition Saloon
Registration no. 359 GGH
Chassis no. Z74C065917
Engine no. LF9454LBA

Footnotes

  • Ford's 1960's profile-raising competition programme included recruiting Lotus boss Colin Chapman to give the new Cortina a sporting makeover. Chapman's brief was to develop a Group 2 competition version; Lotus would then build the 1,000 cars required for homologation. Launched in 1963, the Lotus Cortina - Cortina Lotus in Ford parlance - featured the Elan's Ford-based, twin-overhead-camshaft, 1.6-litre engine in the two-door bodyshell. McPherson strut independent front suspension was retained, with revised spring and damper rates, while the rear leaf springs were replaced by coil-spring/damper units, axle location being achieved by trailing arms and an 'A' bracket.

    Currently in the hands of only its fifth owner, who acquired the car at Bonhams & Brooks' Silverstone auction in August 2001 (Lot 511), this original Lotus factory-built example benefits from a comprehensive restoration completed in 1999. Re-sprayed in 1998, the seam-welded bodyshell incorporates a full roll cage and door bars, foam-filled aluminium-alloy fuel tank and alloy bonnet, doors and boot lid. The suspension features heavy-duty bushes, modified cross-member, competition springs and Bilstein shock absorbers all round, while the braking system uses Aeroquip braided hoses throughout. Engine specification includes Allan forged pistons, steel crankshaft, lightened and balanced rods and flywheel, baffled high-capacity sump, competition breather system, Lumenition electronic ignition and twin 45DCOE Weber carburettors. Just 100 miles have been covered since the unit underwent a full professional rebuild in January 1999. The competition transmission incorporates an alloy bell housing, Lotus 'bullet' gearbox fitted with Quaife SCCR gear kit and a strengthened rear axle fitted with a Salisbury limited-slip differential.

    Since acquisition its by the current vendor the Cortina has been used sparingly, competing in a handful of AMOC Championship 2-Lite Class races, one endurance race at the Nürburgring Nordschleife, and one race at Spa-Francorchamps. The engine and gearbox, both of which are in running order, have not been updated or overhauled while in the current ownership. Ideally suited to many types of historic motor sport event, this highly desirable MkI Lotus Cortina comes with FIA papers and an old-style V5 registration document.
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