Barons auction of Lot 123, Ford/Lotus Cortina Mk1 ENJ 712C, on Tuesday 27 October 2009 which can be glimpsed at the left of the picture.
The guide price was £25K to £30K.
The sale catalogue description : "...Offered here is a 1965 example of the Lotus Cortina, which has been the subject of a nut and bolt rebuild, which was started in 1998 and only completed in 2008. The vendor acquired the car, in a dismantled state, in 1998 and began to restore it to original specification. It has covered a mere 20 miles since the completion of the restoration and now sports leaf springs, rather than A Bracket rear suspension and a replica SE steering wheel.
Finished in the definitive white with green Lotus flashes, the car has been fitted with many new panels, which included inner and outer wings, front panel, rear panels, one rear quarter panel, new chassis cross member, front jacking members and a full strip down of the body shell before dipping, priming, painting and treating with Waxoyle. This work was carried out by a professional body shop in 1999 and the car was then stored until 2008.
In 2008 the vendor commenced the final phase of his plan and equipped the car with a fully rebuilt engine, with a QED, unleaded, cylinder head, new pistons, reground crank, new water pump, timing chains and all new bearings. The Webber's were reconditioned by Northampton Motorsport and a new fuel tank was supplied and fitted as was a new, complete, Borg and Beck clutch assembly. With a freshly restored radiator, from SERCK services, all new hoses and a NOS Exhaust system, the engine was fired up and set up.
Additional works have included new brake pipes, calipers and discs, new rear wheel cylinders, new ball joints, bushes and shocks, wiring checked and renewed where required, new headlining, front seat covers, door cards and carpets, new glass rubbers and new weather seals...".
The Australian telephone bidder dropped out at £29K.
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]
CarTorque Episode 6: Cortina Lotus
Colin Champan took the Ford Cortina to another level when he commissioned
Harry Mundy to build a twin cam version of the Ford Kent engine. The result
was the Cortina Lotus.
Ford Lotus Cortina - Fifth Gear Legends
Graham gets behind the wheel of a sixties icon as he tells the story of the
Ford Lotus Cortina and explains why it's one of our favourite fast saloon
cars of all time.
Onboard Ford Cortina Lotus - 2012 Silverstone Classic
Onboard in the Leo Voyazides / Simon Hadfield shared Ford Cortina Lotus at
the 2012 Silverstone Classic Alan Mann Trophy for U2TC (Under 2 Liters
This is the final charge for 2nd place by Simon Hadfield.
Plan B Motorsport prepared car.
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1965 Ford Cortina GT MK1
• Rarely Seen European MKI Ford Cortina GT!
• Incredible Restoration!
• 1.5L OHV Kent 4 Cylinder!
• Manual Transmission
The Ford Cortina is a car built by Ford of Britain in various guises from
1962 to 1982, and was the United Kingdom's best-selling car of the 1970s.
The Cortina was produced in five generations (Mark I through to Mark V,
although officially the last one was called the Cortina 80) from 1962 until
MotoeXotica Classic Cars is thrilled to offer a rarely seen Ford from all
the way across the Pond! This 1965 Ford Cortina GT comes to us from a
prominent, private collection and has benefitted from an incredible, nut &
bolt restoration. This is one of the coolest European cars we've had in our
showroom in a long time and it's well worth a good look!
Finished in Monaco Red, the paint is in absolutely breathtaking condition.
We are hard pressed to find imperfections to the paint or even the body.
The body is extremely straight and solid. The chrome and bright work is
also in excellent condition. This Cortina shows very well and is sure to
turn heads, not only because it's so incredibly restored but also because
it's very rare that one sees a Cortina GT out and about!
The interior is very clean and simple. The black upholstery is in beautiful
condition and you will notice that there are late racing seats installed.
The carpet, door panels and headliner are all in comparable condition. The
color matched dashboard and dash pad are in wonderful condition, showing no
signs of fading or cracking. The dashboard houses a set of Auto Meter
Phantom gauges (Oil Pressure, Water Temperature, Fuel Level, Voltage) and
the original Ford Cortina speedometer and tachometer. These all look
awesome. There is also an aftermarket AM/FM/CD player as well.
Under the hood, you'll find that the engine bay is fresh and tidy. The
later model Mark II 1600, overhead valve, Kent 4-cylinder (casting #681F
6015DA) starts up easily and runs excellent! Upon the engine is what
appears to be an original two barrel carburetor and headers. The main
wiring harness has also been cleaned up by a Painless Performance kit.
Matched to the engine is a manual transmission, making this Cortina a blast
to drive! It has power front disc brakes and it sits upon a set of 13"
8-spoke, gunmetal Midland Wheels wrapped in a set of new 185/60R13 tires
that look great.
It's already very hard to find a Cortina GT; it's MUCH harder to find one
in condition such as this! The VIN is 3A77EG79301 and the mileage currently
shows 86,219. It is being sold on a clean and clear title. GET OUT AND
Cortina mk1 resto
1966 Mk1 Ford Cortina restored by Classic Car Restorations, Norwich.
Before, during and after. Finished in aquatic jade metallic. See also:
http://www.classic-car-restorations.co.uk - or check out the book at: