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.
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The Cortina at Sebring
Another period gem from the archives of The Garagista, The 1964 Sebring 3
Hour race. Presented by English Ford Line. The Cortina at Sebring. Filled
with period images of significant cars and drivers.
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Performance Power Racing Re-Sets the Guinness World Records holding for
Fastest Standing Mile-Street Car at 283.232 mph
Johnny Bohmer Owner of Performance Power Racing and Driver of the World
Famous BADD GT, along with Matt Lundy, Lead Design Tech, piloted the 1700+
horse power Ford GT down NASA's Shuttle Landing Facility Runway this week
setting a new Guinness World Record at 283.232 mph in the Standing Mile.
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Mk1 Lotus Cortina
Colin Ginn @ Prestige Coachwork's Clacton on Sea Essex
working on a April 1965 Mk1 Lotus cortina "A" frame airflow
mk2 cortina savage
a true bilt not bought car full bare shell rebuild. 95% compleated car
built by my dad.
Cortina mk1 resto
1966 Mk1 Ford Cortina restored by Classic Car Restorations, Norwich.
Before, during and after. Finished in aquatic jade metallic. See also:
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Racing a Lotus Cortina | INSIDE evo
In the third episode of Inside evo, Richard Meaden talks about his
experiences racing a Lotus Cortina race car in the Under 2-litre Touring
Car championship, and an exciting race at this year's Silverstone Classic.
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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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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!