Auction of 1963 Lotus Cortina 8515 UN
This Lotus Cortina was offered on Thursday 22 March 2012, by Dorset Vintage & Classic Auctions (http://www.dvca.co.uk/) at The Gartell Light Railway, Common Lane, Yenston, Templecombe, Somerset, BA8 0NB.
Part of the sales brochure reads : "...this rare, early 'Extra Special Equipment' example was originally raced by Ford Main Dealers Messrs Francis Garage Ltd of Colwyn Bay, who were the first registered owners of the motor car. The Lotus Cortina was then purchased by the current custodian's uncle, who became the car's second owner. His wife found the competition clutch too heavy, so sold the Lotus Cortina to his brother, who in turn allowed his son (the current custodian) to learn to drive and ultimately pass his test in it. 8515 UN was dry stored from 1971 until it was inherited by the current owner, who moved the motor car into his own workshops.
In 2001, the decision was made to carry out a brief, light renovation of the Lotus Cortina. However, as is usually the case with these situations, the light renovation turned into a major restoration which took four years; even the nuts and bolts were carefully cleaned with a toothbrush for originality...!
We are told that the body was completely refurbished and the engine rebuilt; the gearbox and drive train were stripped and checked, and the steering was overhauled. The interior front seats were reupholstered (the rear seat remains in excellent condition), and a new headlining and carpets were fitted. The instruments and switches were all original and working, so did not require attention at the time, but at present the rev counter does not return to zero and the temperature gauge will require a new capillary tube. We are assured that the radiator has been replaced and a new battery fitted. At present, the motor car is fitted with Minilite road wheels, but the original steel wheels will be supplied with the motor car, together with some spare parts. Regrettably, the front quarter bumpers and brackets are missing.
8515 UN has been enjoyed since the restoration was completed in 2005. Regrettably, it has now become available due to health reasons.
Documentation in the file includes the original RF60 registration book, the V5C registration certificate, invoices, photographs, correspondence, various workshop manuals, a Lotus Cars Ltd spare parts list and a quantity of MOT test certificates (including the current, which expires 28.2.2013), together with a Shell lubrication wallet, containing the running costs of the Lotus Cortina from 10.2.1967 until 10.9.1967.
A rare opportunity to purchase an exceptional motor car, which has been in the current family ownership for forty-six years."
Hammer price was £42,500 plus buyer's premium (plus VAT).
Ford Lotus Cortina - Fifth Gear Legends 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 information.
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.
Ford Cortina Lotus
Vue et doublée sur une autoroute, une Ford Cortina. Je ne suis pas connaisseur mais il me semble bien que ce soit une Lotus...
NB : merci à Tihouss de FA qui m'a donné les indications suivantes :
Lotus Cortina mk I. Voiture d'après octobre 1964, car elle a la grille avant restylée et le système Airflow d'aération de l'habitacle (visible sur les montants de toit arrière).
This is the fastest mk1 Lotus Cortina in Australia and what a drive by Scott Fleming
MK1 Lotus Cortina
Car No 51,sprint/test Parc Glasfryn Kart Circuit Pwllheli North Wales.
2010 Silverstone Classic, U2TC, Lotus Cortina, Race Start without overlay
Historic ace Martin Stretton driving 1963 Appendix K Lotus Cortina in the U2TC race at 2010 Silverstone Classic on the Historic GP circuit. This video captures the race start and first couple of laps. Unfortunately the car succumbed to gear box selection problems and retired from the race. Filmed using Goldstar Onboard in car camera system, more information can be found at www.goldstaronboard.com