Lotus Cortina MK1 Stage Rally Car


Make: Lotus

Model: Cortina MK1

Year: 1963

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Lotus Cortina MK1 Rally Car.

Stage rally car (road legal).

Full MSA Historic papers and logbook.

1963 Manufactured.

13.09.1991 Re-Registered.

AFK 673A.

Colorado red.

1598cc Lotus twin cam engine.

Fully restored 2015.

Excellent steel bodywork.

Fibreglass bonnet and boot.

Poly carb side and rear windows.

Full roll cage (safety devices).

Engine mounts (Vibra technics).

Full length sump guard.

Bulkhead bracing bars.

Spot lamp mounts.

5 ½ and 6 ½ minilite alloy wheels.

Alloy rear mount fuel tank.

Billstein competition suspension.

Alloy radiator.

Power lite starter.

Power lite alternator with nylon strap.

Mintex front discs.

Magnetic sump plug.

Alloy gas flowed head.

Salisbury plated LSD.

Rebuilt Ford 2000 E Gearbox (2017).


Sparco Euo GRP Tech rally seats.

RSA harness seat belts.

Standard handbrake and additional hydraulic handbrake.

2 spare wheels.

Twin Facet red top competition fuel pumps.

Jack (boot mounted).

Dry battery (boot mounted).

Twin map pockets.

Navigators map light.

Brantz international 2 pro rally meter.

Twin USB sockets.

GPS HUD speedometer.

1st aid kit.

Window punch / hammer.

Dual circuit brakes.

Twin 12v coils.

11” Spal electric cooling fan.

Twin Weber 45 DCOE Carbs.

4 branch manifold and Tony Law exhaust system.

Silicone hoses.

185-70-13 tyres.

Lotus high ratio steering box.

Aeroquip fuel and brake lines.

Thick-walled front struts / Bilstein inserts.

Bespoke wiring loom.

Alloy bellhousing.

Jeff Skitt adjustable track control arms.

A-frame bars added in boot.

Export shell strengthening plates to strut tops and strut brace.

Adjustable twin cam anti roll bar.

Plumbed in fire system and 2 x handheld extinguishers.

Built from a car that has been rallying for nearly 30 years.  The shell was acid dipped and rebuilt using mainly new parts. Dyno printouts (various) last on record shows (148 BHP wheels) (190 BHP engine).  This car was not originally a Lotus Cortina, it has been built up on the shell of a 2dr cortina MK1.

Major rebuilding 2015 – 2017, including machining by Paul Gardner Engineering – Preston, and engine work by JS Motorsport – Warwickshire in 2017.

Also, on file many previous MOT certificates and historic tax discs. Lots of MSA certification and homologation documents.  Current DVLA V5 registration document V5c and some previous editions on file.

This road legal, stage rally car, has had much use and constant works and improvements over the years, having had major works according to documentation 2015/2017.

We as the sellers, are not rally car experts, so there may be errors/omissions in these details. Any potential buyers are more than welcome to inspect the car and the documentation in detail to satisfy themselves as to the type and condition of the car and its components.  Some of the listed specification my not be current or accurate, therefore viewing is essential, we do not have any other information other than what is listed here.


Known events:

Feb 1992              Monarch Auto Club

May 1992             CP Engineering/sixty and Worcester Motor Club.

Oct 1992               Tour of Mull

1993                       Woodpecker.

Nov 1992              Lancashire & Cheshire Car Club / Oulton Park.

Others                  TBC

2016                       Costa Brava Rally.

2016                       Jack Neal Memorial Rally.

2017                       TBC

2018                       Last Rally with Steve Wilson, North Wales 2WD Rally.

And others TBC

Certification:   Older MSA homologation documentation.

MSA – Historic rally vehicle identity form, period R 49.1 category 1. Issued 05.07.2017

Competition car logbook (No 35504) issued 29.07.2015.

Offered for sale on behalf of owner, serious enquiries and offers invited.

www.countyclassics.net Andy 07595 218406, Gloucester, viewing by appointment please.