Lotus Cortina Mk1 Onboard - Saturday Race, VRG Turkey Bowl 2012
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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!
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
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
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).
Wheeler Dealers S05E02 Lotus Esprit S3
Each episode focuses on a used car from purchase to his rehabilitation and
The episodes are opened by Mike Brewer following the path of a buyer
looking for a particular
model of used car online. After restricting his research, he contacted the
inspect the vehicle and try and then negotiates the price.
Back in the mechanical workshop of Edd China, Mike Brewer entrusted him
with the car and gives
it a budget for repairs based on the purchase price and market rating to
make a profit.
Detailing each repair the camera, Edd China to repair or replace parts
often negotiated by Mike Brewer.
Once the car restoration, it is tested by both presenters and the sale on
the classified sites
(or collectors) at a rate that takes into account the restoration. Finally,
each sale is negotiated
by Mike Brewer.
lotus cortina lakeside raceway 2012
Ford Lotus Cortina racing at Lakeside Park 2012 Tribute meeting.
Driver Scott Fleming going from last to first another great run from them
Ford Cortina Mk1 Crash at Santa Pod Raceway
John Woolfe Racing - Steve Green - Radiator hose came off putting water on
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HRDC TC63 mk1 Cortina GT racing vs mk2 jags and Warwick GT
The Inaugural HRDC TC63 race at Snetterton, for Appendix J series
production touring cars from 1960-1963. If this race is anything to go by
the series should take off beautifully next season . . . . watch this
space. WE can't wait.
a broken alternator pulley spoilt our race, a podium was on the cards we
reckon. For those unawares, the lead yellow car is a Warwick GT ( Peerless
with a Buick V8) and behind us where Mercedes, Alfa's, Ovlov, Anglia and
other family favourites, next season promises a fleet of minis, Anglias and
even a Studebaker. Ding dong, bring it on!