1966 Ford Lotus Cortina

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1966
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Lot number 
    224
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Originally built by David Sutton Motorsport to FIA Appendix K regulationsThe brief was to source the best period shell available for Roger Clark and Tony MasonThis left-hand drivecar was sourced inCalifornia (Autumn1990)and prepared for the 1991 Autoglass RAC RallyFeatured in Autosport/Top gear (1992) when Colin McRae and Roger Clark swapped carsMultiple rally wins and class wins during the nineties. Last ralliedin 2004Purchased in 2010 and occasionally used for corporate demonstrations/Goodwood Festival of Speed etc.The cars original preparer (ex-DS Motorsport)still looks after its regular maintenanceCurrent V5c and rally-ready (apart from some out of date safety items)Offered here is an historic rally car built by world-renowned experts David Sutton Motorsport to FIA Appendix K regulations. The brief was to source the best period shell available for Roger Clark and Tony Mason to compete in various high profile events and a left-handdriveLotus Cortina was imported fromCalifornia in the autumn of 1990 andprepared for the 1991 Autoglass RAC Rally where Roger Clark and Tony Mason finished 7th overall. Roger also finished third overall on the Charringtons RAC Rally in 1992 with David Nicholson co-driving.Later in thatyear Colin McRae and Roger Clark swapped cars for Top Gear and Autosport magazine feature where they each drove the Lotus Cortina and Colins Rothmans Subaru Legacy. The magazine is on file and the film features on YouTubehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIt_npqFNdQThe Cortina also competed in other historic events such as the Classic Marathon, Circuit of Ireland, Killarney Rally of the Lakes, Welsh and Scottish rallies with many class wins and overall victories in the nineties. The car's final outing was in2004 and remained in storage until beingpurchased in 2010 by one the countrys leading historic rally preparation teams for corporate demonstrations and outings at the Goodwood Festival of Speed around their rally stage. Preparation and maintenance have been entrustedto an ex-David Sutton senior technician who helped prepare the carin the nineties so it remains basically rally ready but obviously, as it's not being used competitively, some of the safety equipment will be out of date.The full specification includes; Fully prepared body shell with Safety Devices bolt-in roll cage,Nick Stagg engine on twin Weber carburettors and twin cable throttle linkage,Close-ratio straight-cut gearbox, limited-slipdifferential,Bilstein suspension,Bias pedal box,Alloy fuel tank foam-filled,Twin Facet fuel pumps,Fully aero-quipped,Recaro seats on alloy brackets, Safety Devices seat belts and a 'Motorsport' wiring loom.Supplied with the Cortina are its current V5c (Historic Vehicle), its original California registration history, original HVIF from 1991 and then again from 1995, and its original RAC logbook.This very well built and maintained historic rally Lotus Cortina represents a great opportunity to get involved in the historic rally scene with the added cachet that it has been driven by two ofBritains greatest rally legends.