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peteleo
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Lotus Cortina

Post by peteleo » Mon Feb 20, 2017 1:46 pm

Is this perhaps the last LHD Lotus Cortina made:

http://www.cristianoluzzago.it/en/cars- ... lotus.html

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Post by Sideways » Mon Feb 20, 2017 2:53 pm

Didn't they still make LHD ones in 1966?

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Post by Bob_S » Mon Feb 20, 2017 5:26 pm

Do you not count the MKII?
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Post by Brett Wilkie » Mon Feb 20, 2017 6:19 pm

They say it's a 1965 but when I read the VIN it looks like a 66 if this decoder is correct?
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http://www.lotus-cortina.com/mk1plate.htm
He certainly made a mess of the dash area, looks like crap.
I guess that you were meaning last Mk1 Locort? I had a 1967 Mk2.
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Post by peteleo » Mon Feb 20, 2017 6:30 pm

I wasn't clear, i meant last MK1 made.

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Post by Sideways » Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:37 pm

peteleo wrote:I wasn't clear, i meant last MK1 made.
Still confused, last Mk1 made, based on what?

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Post by peteleo » Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:02 pm

Read the last page. Somehow it didn't show up when i clicked on it.

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Post by Sideways » Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:30 pm

peteleo wrote:Read the last page. Somehow it didn't show up when i clicked on it.
I read the last page but it still means little - do remember that of the 3300+ Mk1 Lotus Cortinas made there are still 4000 left on the road.

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Post by peteleo » Tue Feb 21, 2017 1:00 pm

ID tag on the car does look legit. The Cortina-list forum is following this car.
Lance Brown mentioned:

I had fb59998 a few years ago. I was told it was the third to last built.

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Post by peteleo » Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:13 pm

Did a bit of research. From the Lotus Cortina information site:
http://www.lotuscortinainfo.com/?page_id=430

About 1/2 way down the page. Shows Fred Bushell taking the last LHD LC
type 4 from the Cheshunt before Lotus moving to Hethel.

Again still debatable if FB6000 is the last ( true ) LC built.

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