Ford Lotus Cortina

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Ford Lotus Cortina

1963 - 1970
Country:
United Kingdom
Engine:
4 cyl.
Capacity:
1558 cc
Power:
105-109 bhp
Transmission:
4 spd. man
Top Speed:
168-172 km/h
Number Built:
3,301/4,032
Collectability:
3 star
When Colin Chapman and Ford collaborated to develop a race and rally winner - the end result was the Lotus Cortina.

From Ford came the basic two door Cortina shell and front suspension, where Lotus installed its own 105 bhp twin-cam engine, close ratio 4-speed gearbox and rear suspension.

The car sat lower, had front disc brakes and was shod with wider wheels. The choice of colors was limited - all were in a basic cream with green stripe and black grille.

More options became available with the Mk. II but this was primarily because the Mk. II was built on the Ford production lines - later the Cortina was to even loose the Lotus badges. Production ceased in 1970.

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