LOTUS was commissioned by Ford to build a Cortina for motorsport. The result was one of the most successful motorsport vehicles of the 1960s, which fought legendary racing battles in particular with the GTA vehicles from Alfa Romeo. John Withmore and Jim Clark were the most famous drivers.
LOTUS achieved the goal in a classic way with more power and less weight. More power thanks to a new cylinder head with two overhead camshafts, a specially developed chassis with a special rear axle guide. Weight savings included an aluminium differential case and hoods and doors, also made of aluminium.
This specific vehicle was in use in England until the early 70s and then drove in historic motorsport in Germany. The ONS paper (supreme national sports authority) is available. The last race was contested in 1982 at the Nürburgring.
We have brought the vehicle out of its “Sleeping Beauty” sleep and made it technically ready for use again. We have consciously preserved the authentic look with pride in racing history.
The overhaul includes, among other things: a new and completely overhauled engine, the performance diagram now shows 118 KW/163 hp. The new, adjustable coil over suspension comes from the company Reigers NL, the brakes are completely recommissioned. A new safety tank, the dry sump lubrication, the semi-slicks and the rain tires, as well as the bucket seat (wing chair) etc. are available.
FOR UK BUYERS
DUE TO BREXIT YOU’LL HAVE TO PAY A CLASSIC CAR TAX BETWEEN 5-12% ON TOP OF THE ASKING
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I CAN ASSIST WITH TRANSPORT AND/OR OFFER A DOOR-TO-DOOR SERVICE INCLUDING TRANSPORT & CUSTOMS – ask for my fees
THIS CAR IS LOCATED IN GERMANY and sold on behalf of the private seller. Initial communication organised by us with direct contact to the owner/seller once serious interest is confirmed. We can assist with the transport. The small print in large – always happy to answer any questions you may have. All offers are, unless otherwise agreed upon in writing, non-binding and subject to confirmation and to prior sale. All information given is based on the best knowledge and the seller’s information. The advertised €-price is the fixed price, the other currencies are indicative and need to be calculated at the daily exchange rate, contract directly between buyer & the seller in € at the seller’s T&Cs.