<B>1966 Lotus  Cortina MK I </B><br /> Chassis no. BA74FM59709<br />Engine no. S29773
Lot 7
1966 Lotus Cortina MK I
Sold for US$ 57,200 inc. premium

Lot Details
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1966 Lotus Cortina MK I
Chassis no. BA74FM59709
Engine no. S29773 (see text)

1,558cc DOHC Inline 4-Cylinder Engine
Mechanical Fuel Injection
Approximately 120bhp at 5,500rpm
4-Speed Manual Transmission
Front Independent Suspension – Rear Leaf Springs
Front Disc Brakes – Rear Drum Brakes

*Lotus' saloon car racing legend
*Icon of the Swinging Sixties
*Striking Alan Mann Racing colors
*Comprehensively restored


THE LOTUS TYPE 28

The immortal Lotus Cortina by Ford of Dagenham, in England, is one of the most charismatic, best loved and universally successful high-performance cars ever to represent the great globalized American company's famous blue-oval badge. Production began in February 1963, with homologation being achieved in September 1963 despite production not yet having reached the FIA's 1,000-off minimum. Jim Clark, Graham Hill, Jackie Stewart, Vic Elford, Jack Sears, Sir John Whitmore, and Jacky Ickx all raced Cortinas. Jim Clark – multiple F1 World Champion and Indy 500 winner, also won the 1964 British Saloon Car Championship in his works version.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This left-hand-drive Cortina was always a street car, and while its early history is not documented, it is believed to have been a west coast car from new as it was discovered here in 2006. Soon after, the decision was made to restore the aging Cortina in the legendary red and gold livery of Alan Mann racing. When stripped for paint, the body was determined to be very solid, with no obvious evidence of accident damage. The original bumpers were re-chromed, while other brightwork was left original. Weather-stripping was replaced, and rally stop-watches and Carello driving lights were installed for a sporting period appearance. Inside, the seats and headliner were restored to original specification, as were instruments, carpeting, and the heater. Many mechanical aspects of the car have been carefully restored or renewed, including the engine, a proper Lotus L-type block yet not the original one to the car. It is fitted with forged pistons, and additionally features fuel injection in place of the original carburetors, although carburetors accompany the sale of the car. The correct transmission was also rebuilt with all new bearings and seals. Suspension, rear axle, braking and steering systems were refurbished.

In 2015 and 2016, much service and maintenance work was performed by Bonsall, CA based Racing Industry Specialists and the consignors own restoration facility. Many receipts can be found in the history file describing this work. Unquestionably one of Britain's icons of the Swinging Sixties, the Lotus Cortina remains a saloon car racing legend and a memorable 'giant killer' capable of far more than its modest looks would suggest.
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