Auction of 1965 Ford Lotus Cortina Mk 1 ENJ 712C
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.
1963 Lotus Cortina MK1 by Classic Cortina Car Club New Zealand
The Classic Cortina Car Club http://www.classiccortina.co.nz started in the
mid 1980's with a small group of Ford Cortina enthusiasts in Christchurch.
The Club wanted to promote, Lotus, 1600E, GT, GTE in the MK1 and MK2 only
as they were seen as the more desirable car to collect.
As time went on and the Classic Cortina Car Club name became a regular
feature at the car shows in Canterbury and other places around the country.
The membership slowly grew in numbers and the Club eventually included MK3,
MK4 and MK5 models.
Now it is 2012 and there has been a small band of Club members, who over
the years have steered the Classic Cortina Club into the role of helping
members and non-members with their restoration projects, the sale of their
Cortina, or just a friendly chat about a particular model they may have
owned in the past.
Club members meet on the first Tuesday of every month and non-members are
welcome to visit. we endeavor to keep the Event Calendar up to date on all
upcoming club events and shows, grass gymkhanas and barbeques that happen
through out the year, any excuse to take your Cortina out for a drive seems
to appeal to most members.
Please feel free to Contact Us directly or any of the Committee for further
Lotus 1600 Big Valve Conversion
This video covers the required steps that I use to install larger intake
and Exhaust valves in a Lotus cylinder
head, plus see the valve job on the Sunnen VGS-20. www.engine-machining.com