1965 Ford Cortina

Cortina Lotus MK1


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    66245 Z74CO
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French registration

- Legendary model
- Well prepared
- Ready for regularity rallies
- No reserve
- Ex Rallye du Vaucluse 1968

Unveiled in 1965, this Ford Cortina Lotus Type 125E, had an early career in the Vaucluse region and participated between 1968 and 1970 in several regional races such as the 1968 Rallye du Vaucluse and the hill races of Lure, Manosque and Ampus. Till 1989, the car was still registered with its Vauclusien number and, between 1994 and 2005, it was owned by a collector from the Savoye region of France. In 2005, became the property of the famous rally driver and collector Pierre Bos, from Toulouse. The car at that point benefited from various restorations, as can be seen by an invoice from garage Harper, and an important file of the workshop ALS for the repair of the rear axle, the gearbox and the engine. The total of invoices is over 20,000. Following this overhaul, the car participated successfully in the Rallye Monte Carlo Historique in 2007. Featuring a good preparation consisting of rollcage, bucket seats, harnesses and special tank, the car is powered by the double overhead cam Lotus engine, which gives the car its legendary character. The car comes with a FFSA passport from 1998, a FIVA Identity Card and a historic regularity sheet from FIA 2006.