1964 Ford Cortina

GT Rally Car

Zusammenfassung

  • Baujahr 
    1964
  • Automobiltyp 
    Limousine
  • Rennwagen 
    Ja
  • Lenkung 
    Rechts
  • Zustand 
    Gebraucht
  • Markenfarbe außen 
    White
  • Innenfarbe 
    Sonstige
  • Standort
  • Außenfarbe 
    Sonstige
  • Getriebe 
    Schaltgetriebe
  • Antrieb 
    Zweirad
  • Kraftstoff 
    Benzin

Beschreibung

Coys Auction - Spring Classics
Royal Horticultural Halls
Elverton St
Westminster
London SW1
Thursday 11 March 2010
Registration Number: BB0 315B Chassis Number: 274D066624A
In the early 1960s Ford asked Lotus founder Colin Chapman to produce a sports/racing version of its new Cortina for homologation in Group 2. Chapman also needed a new engine for the forthcoming Elan, and Harry Mundy, ex-BRM and Coventry-Climax, duly produced an alloy twin overhead camshaft cylinder head that was mated to Ford‘s 1,498cc block; the unit debuted in Jim Clark‘s Lotus 23 at the 1962 Nurburgring 1000kms. Chapman thus had a potent power unit for both the Elan and Ford‘s new saloon. The Lotus Cortina was born.
Introduced in 1963, and assembled at Lotus, the stylish Ford Cortina Lotus (its correct title) sported white paintwork, green side flashes and discreet Lotus badges. Bonnet, bootlid and doors were alloy, as were clutch and differential housings and the gearbox tailshaft. Front suspension w