1968 Lotus Concours Mk2 Series 1 at Bridge Classic Cars
This Mk2 Series1 was owned for many years by our good friend Steve Chandler of Chandler’s Garage, Nedging Tye, Suffolk. It had been stripped down in the early 1980’s and was awaiting a rebuild that was never started. When his garage was sold, he offered us the opportunity of buying the car. The body was stripped to bare metal and totally rebuilt using new old stock and Lotus specialist parts. Painted in Ford Ermine White with Sherwood Green stripes. The Lotus has had a ‘no expense spared’ rebuild. The engine, gearbox and back axle were stripped to component part level, fully rebuilt and upgraded where possible. All chrome work has been re-chromed or replaced with new. The interior is fully re-trimmed to original specification. The car was originally fitted with a Webasto roof and we were able to source a brand new, never fitted Webasto. Parts were sourced worldwide; the front bonnet trim and door treads came from Australia. The Lotus now has fully adjustable suspension to enable the new owner to choose the ride required. The original steel wheels were sandblasted and powder coated. The restoration has been fully documented and a picture collection will be supplied to the new owner. This Lotus Cortina, as offered today, is better than new and probably the best in the world. It is ready for concours competitions, shows or just to drive and enjoy.
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a true bilt not bought car full bare shell rebuild. 95% compleated car built by my dad.
A Reputable and Lavish Ford Cortina Mk2 1600E with Just 64,346 Miles From New - SOLD!
SOLD - SIMILAR REQUIRED CALL 01733 425140 A reputable and lavish Ford Cortina Mk2 1600E with just 64,346 miles from new. EQUIPMENT Steel integral construction, safety glass all round, zero torque anti-burst locks, air extraction vents, safety styled door handles/window winders, twin-tone horns, sealed beam headlamps, front circular driving lamps, twin reversing lamps, spare wheel cover, wooden fascia and upper door cappings, fully reclining front bucket seats, bucket style rear seating with fold down armrest, padded dashtop, safety passenger vanity mirror, four pod central gauge cluster comprising, oil pressure, fuel gauge, engine temperature, ammeter. Seat belt stowage points, cigar lighter, branded aluminium scuff plates, 3-spoke sports steering wheel, extra sound insulation, electric clock. EXTERIOR This beautiful 1600E is finished in Ford Ermine White (code BA) and boasts a pure bright shine. There is evidence of remedial paintwork having been completed throughout the car in order to maintain the high standard of finish. There is however an isolated area to the bottom of each front wing where the paint has started to lift, visible upon very close inspection only. The paint is crazed along the seam joining the front wings to the scuttle panel. This example is incredibly sound structurally with no evidence of weld repairs to the underside and none being required. The exterior trim, bumpers and extra 1600E ornamentation is intact and in excellent order, aside from very minor pitting to the chrome work on the bumpers and slight dulling to the headlamps surrounds. All glass areas and lights are in excellent order, including the twin reversing lamps standard only on the 1600E model. Collectively a hugely commendable classic Ford exterior, with the added desirable 1600E kudos. INTERIOR The interior of this classic Cortina is truly awe-inspiring. The sculptured front and rear bucket seats are trimmed in black PVC (code B635) and remain in remarkable condition with no wear to the coverings. The seats have retained all integrity and shape, as have the matching door cards. The real walnut fascia and door cappings are in excellent order, aside from very negligible age related wear to the upper surface of the door cappings. All gauges housed in the stunning fascia are clear and fully operational, as are all other interior functions and controls. Replacement carpeting has been added and freshen up the overall interior feel, however the carpeting joins underneath the seats are not perfect, but do not detract at all from the impressive cabin offered with this example. ENGINE & TRANSMISSION The 1600E is fitted with the high performance version of the 1600cc cross flow engine with a higher compression ratio so producing 93bhp at 5400rpm. This gives a top speed of 96mph and 0-60 in 11.8 seconds. A full engine rebuild has been carried out including conversion to use unleaded fuel. The 4-speed transmission has a light short shift action. WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES The 5 ½ inch rim styled wheels with painted rims and chromed spiders are in used condition and are shod in 165 SR13 tyres. The hydraulically operated and servo assisted brakes stop the car safely offering driver confidence. HISTORY FILE Photographic documentation of a body restoration and engine rebuild will offer the next owner of this executive Cortina assurance of a sound, usable example. The vehicle has had seven former keepers and comes with various invoices and old MOT records. The vehicle was sold by KGF Classic Cars in July 2013 to avid classic car collector Mr D Conway where it has formed part of an extensive collection. Mr Conway's enthusiasm for classic cars never falters, and his desire to sporadically refresh his fleet has given KGF Classic Cars the privileged task of finding a new keeper for this fantastic Ford Cortina. Tax exempt, HPI Clear, Approved Used Car Check Certificate. Thinking of selling? Our proven commission sale or SOR (Sale or Return) program is a great way to utilise and access our professional services and facilities while still maximising the return from your vehicle with minimal hassle, stress and time, If you’d like to take advantage of this then please get in touch for further information. Alternatively If you’d like to move your vehicle on quickly and efficiently with minimal delay then we can make an offer on an outright purchase basis with payment and collection arranged soon after.
MK2 Lotus Cortina.
Car No 94,sprint/test Parc Glasfryn Kart Circuit Pwllheli North Wales.