Lotus Cortina Mk1 Onboard - Saturday Race, VRG Turkey Bowl 2012
Green flag drops at about 3:40!
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This is my second race of the weekend in my 1965 Lotus Cortina Mk1. I
arrived to the grid late, so I had a lot of work to do to work through
traffic. It was a lot of fun, and I advanced from 15th to 1st!
Lotus Cortina Mk1 Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction 2013
Bonham's Quail Lodge Auction of the Stan Hallinan 1966 Lotus Cortina Mk1
16 Aug 2013
Chassis no. BA74FT59409
1,558cc DOHC Inline 4-Cylinder Engine
2 Weber Carburetors
4-Speed Manual Transmission
Independent Front Suspension, Rear Leaf Springs
Front Disc, Rear Drum Brakes
*Only 6,247 miles from new
*Unmodified, unmolested, totally original example
*Icon of the Swinging Sixties
*Desirable late Mk1 example
*Only one owner from new
"The Motorcar Offered
"Retrieved from the late Stan Hallinan's magical storage barn concurrently
with this remarkably discerning enthusiast's stunning Lister-Chevrolet (Lot
163) and Shelby AC Cobra Roadster (Lot 161), this Lotus Cortina sports
saloon is one of the most incredible 'time machine' cars that our
experienced team have ever had the privilege to handle.
Hallinan purchased his Cortina new from Grappone Ford, of Concord, New
Hampshire, where incidentally he worked at the time. The date of his
purchase was recorded as November 22nd, 1968. He drove it sparingly over
the course of the next few summers, accumulating just over 6,000 miles
before the Cortina was parked and carefully stored for the next 40+ years.
Opening a door one finds an almost unmarked, amazingly well preserved while
charmingly patinated interior which is being passed down to us from the era
of the 1960s. The effect is as if the '70s-80s-90s-noughties have never
happened. Or if they really have happened to the rest of us mere mortals,
then this magnificent Lotus-Cortina played no part in them. It is -- as
with the other Stan Hallinan Collection cars -- a machine which time passed
Only very, very rarely today do untouched as-original motor cars emerge
onto the open market. There is an ever-diminishing world treasury of
unrestored, unsullied cars surviving. As this number diminishes, and as
appreciation of such treasures grows within the automobile fraternity
worldwide, so customer demand is outstripping supply. Originality, once
lost, can never be regained.
So here we are privileged to offer the most remarkably attractive Ford
Lotus Cortina -- or Lotus Type 28 -- that our hugely experienced team has
ever had the delight to encounter. For us the relationship in recent months
with this amazing time-warp Lotus-Cortina has been memorable. For a
discerning connoisseur of all things Ford, or Lotus, we doubt we will ever
-- ever - encounter another one quite like Mr Hallinan's now offered here.
This is, therefore, a one-time opportunity."
SOLD FOR US$ 105,000
[plus buyer's premium. The above notes are from the Bonhams sale catalogue.
The bidding took place at midnight British Summer Time]
Lotus Cortina MK1
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This beautiful Lotus Cortina MK1 (Type 28) was built by Ratech Racing
Loony Garage created this video to show you the details of the Cortina.
This Cortina is built to a very high specification but within the rules of
the appendix "k" historic touring cars. This is the class which this Lotus
will be used.
You might see it on any of the European tracks soon.
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