1968 Lotus Cortina on BAT

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Brett Wilkie
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1968 Lotus Cortina on BAT

Post by Brett Wilkie » Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:15 am

To me it looks like a 1967? My 67 LoCort had the same high dash layout.
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Re: 1968 Lotus Cortina on BAT

Post by peteleo » Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:39 pm

Built in May '67. Probably sold at the end of '67 as a '68 in Canada. I know of only one in the U.S., Texas

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Re: 1968 Lotus Cortina on BAT

Post by Sideways » Sat Nov 21, 2020 1:22 pm

Never a fan of the Mk11 regardless of the model (yes, I know they are good cars!) and they just never had the same appeal as the Mk1's - this one looks fine but that is the most pitiful video I have seen in a long time.

I posted on BaT, saying so but BaT has a habit of eating posts so my labours were all in vain. I suggested they redo the video - NO music other than that from the engine and also to drive the damn thing properly, that granny drive on the video is pathetic and does not represent the car at all well - give it the welly, foot to floor and throw it sideways.

Also, repair/replace the oil/temp gauges rather than bunging them under the dash please.

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Re: 1968 Lotus Cortina on BAT

Post by zephyrgary » Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:40 pm

Someone on this forum had one for sale some years back (maybe 5 or 6) for a very reasonable $12K if I recall correctly.
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Re: 1968 Lotus Cortina on BAT

Post by peteleo » Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:49 pm

That may have been Steve Patti, Boerne, Tx. Don't know if he ever sold his '67 LC.

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Re: 1968 Lotus Cortina on BAT

Post by angliagt » Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:12 pm

I think this one belongs to Tom Bungay.
He worked for Dave Bean,back when they were
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Re: 1968 Lotus Cortina on BAT

Post by Brett Wilkie » Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:30 pm

Sideways wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 1:22 pm
Never a fan of the Mk11 regardless of the model (yes, I know they are good cars!) and they just never had the same appeal as the Mk1's - this one looks fine but that is the most pitiful video I have seen in a long time.

I posted on BaT, saying so but BaT has a habit of eating posts so my labours were all in vain. I suggested they redo the video - NO music other than that from the engine and also to drive the damn thing properly, that granny drive on the video is pathetic and does not represent the car at all well - give it the welly, foot to floor and throw it sideways.

Also, repair/replace the oil/temp gauges rather than bunging them under the dash please.

Whine over...
You are right, the Mk2 does not get the love the Mk1 gets and I would prefer a Mk1 myself but I did have a Mk2 for 11 years. My close friend back in the 1970s had a Mk1 and we used to swap/test drive our vehicles on occasions and the Mk2 was always the winner for driving pleasure but the Mk1 wins over all for just being the Mk1.
I did watch that video and I agree 100% I am quit put off by videos with music over the vehicle at the best of times but that was over the top and you could not appreciate the car being driven like a LoCort should and not like a Morris Minor?
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Re: 1968 Lotus Cortina on BAT

Post by cyirush » Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:56 pm

peteleo wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:49 pm
That may have been Steve Patti, Boerne, Tx. Don't know if he ever sold his '67 LC.
Wasn’t he selling his last year on Ebay? Wanted something like $40-50k iirc.

Curious to see what this goes for ...

On the model year - didn’t this dash with the raised gauge pod last until fall ‘68 when they put the gauges in the dash and extended the center console up to the bottom of the dash?

The Brooklands book on the Mk II GT and 160OE has U.S. road tests of ‘68 GTs with this dash, and the little clock they added on the end of the shifter console in the fall of ‘67 when the x-flow was introduced along with the 1600E.

Pretty sure the LoCorts had the same interior as the same model year GTs.

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Re: 1968 Lotus Cortina on BAT

Post by angliagt » Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:00 am

These MKII's with the "High Top" dash,& rear trailing arms were built
from 9/66 to 12/67,according to the factory parts manual.
MKII's also came with a 1500 engine - 9/66 to 8/67.
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Re: 1968 Lotus Cortina on BAT

Post by Brett Wilkie » Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:22 pm

angliagt wrote:
Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:00 am
These MKII's with the "High Top" dash,& rear trailing arms were built
from 9/66 to 12/67,according to the factory parts manual.
MKII's also came with a 1500 engine - 9/66 to 8/67.
Those were the good 1500s with the stouter block, six bolt crank and later seals. The Lotus boys like them.
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