Lot 212 - 1964 Ford Lotus Cortina Mk. I
|Sold - £69,440
- From a private collection
- Beautiful restoration
The 1964 Ford Lotus Cortina was a high-performance version of the popular British family car, the Ford Cortina. It was a result of a collaboration between Ford and Lotus and was designed for racing and high-performance driving. Under the bonnet, the 1964 Ford Lotus Cortina featured a 1.6 litre twin-cam engine capable of producing up to 105 horsepower, which was mated to a four-speed manual transmission. This engine allowed the car to accelerate from 0-60mph in just 10 seconds, and reach a top speed of 104 mph. On the outside, the Ford Lotus Cortina featured a distinctive green and white paint scheme, and a number of aerodynamic modifications, including a front spoiler and widened wheel arches. The interior was also updated, with sports seats and a wood-rimmed steering wheel. With its lively performance and distinctive design, it remains a favourite among racing enthusiasts and collectors alike.
This stunning example was purchased by our enthusiast vendor from a deceased estate. The family who sold the car knew it needed a full and sympathetic restoration and that our customer was the perfect buyer. The no expense spared restoration process not only involved acid dipping but after all panel work that required replacing was complete it was sent back for a process to protect from any future corroding. The two doors, bonnet and boot lid are original aluminium and this is an original A frame car that has never been raced and is rare as a standard road car. This low ownership example is offered to auction with a V5C registration document, a file containing various bills and correspondence from the Lotus Cortina register and is possibly the finest example we have seen.
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