1964 Ford Cortina

Lotus Cortina FIA Replica

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1964
  • Car type 
    Saloon
  • Competition car 
    Yes
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    'Alan Mann' Gold/Red
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Estimate: £35,000 - £40,000
Registration Number: N/A
Chassis Number: TBA
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. Front suspension was standard MacPherson strut, lowered and stiffened, but the rear was radical - the leaf springs replaced by an A-bracket, coil springs and trailing arms. Wide wheels and servo-assisted disc front/drum rear brakes, along with 105bhp from the twin-cam 1,588cc Ford engine and a close ratio box, completed the package.
Originally a base model Ford Cortina, this car underwent an extensive restoration four years ago to Lotus Cortina racing specification, and now features a 1597cc Lotus Twin Cam, alloy doors, bonnet, bootlid, a plumbed in Lifeline fire extinguisher system, new TMME wiring loom and a Salisbury power lock differential. The car is painted in the classic Alan Mann Red/Gold livery.
Developed into a class- winning competitive race car over two seasons, a