1966 Ford Lotus Cortina
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Nearly 30 Years of Previous Ownership & California Residency

1966 Ford Lotus Cortina MkI
“Lotus Type 28”
Chassis No. BA74FL59076
Engine No. LP5565L

Desirable Late Mk1
Nearly 30 Years of Previous Ownership & California Residency
Recognized by the Mk1 Cortina Owner's Club
Complete with Owner's Manuals, Publications and Documentation from the Last 30 Years
Excellent Performance & Period Presentation
Ideal Driver's Cortina with Recent Tune-Up
Recent Service and Detailing Performed

Jim Clark, Graham Hill, Jackie Stewart, Vic Elford, Jack Sears, Sir John Whitmore & Jacky Ickx all raced Cortinas!
The two-door Ford Cortina GT had already been proven in rallies and circuit racing when Ford executive Walter Hayes approached Colin Chapman to produce a world-beating racing saloon. The plan called for Lotus to assemble 1000 cars to homologate the model for FIA Group 2 racing. Cosworth Engineering helped develop and fine-tune the engines, while a Ford 4-speed gearbox as specified for the Lotus Elan was adopted for the Cortina program. The suspension was revised, and the body shell was lightened with aluminum skins in the doors, hood and trunk lid. Aluminum was also adopted for several other mechanical components. Jim Clark, Graham Hill, Jackie Stewart, Vic Elford, Jack Sears, Sir John Whitmore, and Jacky Ickx all raced Cortinas. By the end of production late in 1966 it is believed that just 2894 Lotus Cortinas had been built, virtually all finished in Ermine White with Sherwood Green body band and flash.

Acquired in the late 1980's by an eclectic San Francisco based automotive collector and enthusiast, BA74FL59076 remained under his care for nearly three decades, until the collection was dissolved in 2017. A dossier of accompanying paperwork records work performed to the Cortina over the last three decades. While all systems have been addressed at one point or another, the car has never seen a full out restoration, but rather regular upkeep and maintenance as needed, therefore it retains an authentic patina and presentation.

The exterior displays the correct livery with original etched side and rear glass, much of the trim is believed to be original with complimenting period style 13 inch Minilite wheels. Opening a door one finds a nicely preserved interior displaying an attractive patina with correct wood rimmed steering wheel, English Ford Line seatbelts and radio, star embossed headliner and many other authentic details. Much is the same for the engine bay with correct clamps, hoses and finishes. A recent general tune-up and service was performed on the Cortina to ensure continued spirited driving for its next caretaker. After a well performance test drive compression results are an impressive 200psi on each cylinder. The Cortina's drivability is nothing short of excellent, very tight with plenty of power – an absolute blast! In addition to 30 years of paperwork, this exceptionally solid Cortina is accompanied by an original steel spare wheel, multiple User and Owner's Manuals, keys and accessories. Here is a fantastic driver's Cortina and highly desired Lotus Type 28 amongst many automotive collectors worldwide. *Note: Titled as a 1967 year model.

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