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Before the GT40s, RSs and Cosworths there was only one fast Ford - the Lotus Cortina. Richard Heseltine finds out what makes it so special...

PH Heroes: Lotus Cortina
 

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Nice find! Thanks

This article makes me pine for the old homologation specials. Not just from Ford..


Being required to make a certain number of units for the civilian market created many opportunities for drivers and collectors. Who remembers that the original GT40 was required to carry a spare tire because, it was, after all, a "street car"? :eek: :huh:


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Owned a Mk2 Cortina GT...our first new car.
 

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The Cortina is a Lotus I have wanted for some time. They are valued very highly in Europe, somewhat less so in North America. I would seriously consider buying one if I saw one in original specification and very good condition for sale in this country.

I love the fact that it can hold four adults comfortably and has a serious racing pedigree.
 

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I wonder who owns the Cortina Jim Clark drove to the touring car championship or if it even still exists...
 

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I wonder who owns the Cortina Jim Clark drove to the touring car championship or if it even still exists...
Here is a reference from a NYT article:

Last December, 40 years after Clark’s death, the Cortina he drove in 1965 sold for $281,808 at the Bonhams Olympia Auction — twice the published estimate.


To read the entire article (which is general about the Cortina, rather than about the auctioned car) go here:

Serious Cash for a Cortina - Wheels Blog - NYTimes.com
 
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