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1966 English Ford MK1 LOTUS CORTINA

 
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:37 am    Post subject: 1966 English Ford MK1 LOTUS CORTINA Reply with quote

https://www.premierautomotivesource.com/1966-English-Ford-MK1-LOTUS-CORTINA-Jacksonville-FL-32246/6465876


1966 ENGLISH FORD

LOTUS CORTINA MARK I

1598cc TWIN CAM

#BA 74FT 59436

- RACED IN THE 1967 24HRS. OF DAYTONA -

- TRADES WELCOME -

- WE SELL WORLDWIDE -

CALL NOLAN @ 904 382 7230

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This rare Lotus Cortina MK-I is being sold on consignment.The car is in excellent condition; exterior, interior, mechanically and its under carriage as evident in the many detailed photos. Please note in the photos, the correct wood steering wheel is present and covered with a leather wrap. Also in the photos you will see a picture of page no.181 in Chris Harvey's book titled Lotus: A Competition Survey of the Sports, GT and Touring Cars, where it shows a picture and description of this car in the 1967 Daytona 24-Hour Race. Also photographed is the owner's scrapbook with photos and information of this car's history. The Scrapbook will be included with the sale of the car.

The Cortina runs and drives excellent, it has been very well maintained, always stored indoors as part of an extensive English Ford collection. Call Nolan: 904-382-7230. Trades accepted. All applicable sales tax, title, registration and a $249 document fees apply. ALL INVENTORY IS STORED INDOORS, AND SHOWN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.

- BELOW IS THE HISTORY AS TOLD BY THE OWNER -

This Lotus Cortina, MK-I was purchased originally in Pensacola, Florida by major Billy C. Turner of Egland A.F.B., FL on December 28, 1966. Turner contacted Ross Bremer to test drive the car in January of 1967 with the intent of having Bremer enter the car in the Daytona 24-Hour in February 1967. The car’s initial test outing at the Osceola track in Central Florida was successful.

A friend of Bremer’s, Don Kearney, set up the team and finished the prepping. Bremer entered the car and Turner got a license to drive based on his jet pilot’s license. Robert Fretina, although listed as a driver, was unable to get his license and thus did not drive. Bremer entered the car in the 24-Hours and Kearney and Bremer co-drove until the last five laps when they turned it over to Turner to finish. The car was numbered #89 for the race and finished 21st (moved to 22nd) in the official count, third in class (under 2 liter touring). Hal Williamson’s 2-liter Porsche was first, a Volvo was second. We won $700.00 which just paid for the tires and dinner. Turner drove the car back to Pensacola. FL. The car was entered as car #43 by Turner in the Sebring 4-Hour Trans Am in 1967. DNF on the hairpin sandbank on lap 19. Turner drove it home after the event.

Turner sold the car to Coit F.M. Twiss IV, who stored it for fifteen years after a dash fire. It was found and restored by Talmadge (Ted) W. Atkins who moved to N. J. with it. He raced two vintage events in 1989 with it. Atkins sold it to Bremer, January 1992. Bremer returned to Daytona (the 24 Minutes of Daytona) in 1993 and in multiple years afterward. The car is retired from racing and is now used for street and vintage touring. It was featured in the “100th Anniversary of Ford Racing” in Greenfield Village, Detroit in October 2001.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No doubt the experts can weigh in on the provenance etc but someone should advise these nice people that when you can't get the simplest info correct (engine size)...
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2018 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like it's now on Craigslist

https://jacksonville.craigslist.org/ctd/d/1966-english-ford-mki-lotus/6685637292.html

1966 ENGLISH FORD

LOTUS CORTINA MARK I

1598cc TWIN CAM

# BA 74 FT 59517

LEFT HAND DRIVE

- TRADES WELCOME -

- WE SELL WORLDWIDE -

- GO TO WWW.PREMIERAUTOSOURCE.COM TO VEIW ALL THE PHOTOS OF THIS CAR

- CALL NOLAN @ 904 382 7230

FOR FINANCING WE RECOMMEND

https://lightstream.com

https://jjbest.com

https://woodsidecredit.com

This 1966 left hand drive Lotus Cortina MK-I is a rare, low mileage survivor. It shows only 56,307 miles. The condition of this car is excellent as evident in the many detailed photos of the exterior, interior, and its under carriage. The car is very original but looks to have had a repaint in years past by a previous owner which shows well. It has been very well maintained, runs and drives great. The current owner has owned the car since 1995. Since his ownership, he has rebuilt the front end, rebuilt the brake system, and he had an engine rebuild completed by Ted Wenz with Savannah Race Engineering. The engine has less than 1,000 miles since the engine rebuild. It has been stored indoors as part of an extensive English Ford collection since 1995. Call Nolan: 904-382-7230. Trades accepted. All applicable sales tax, title, registration and a $249 document fees apply. ALL INVENTORY IS STORED INDOORS, AND SHOWN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.
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