Unique Cortina expected to fetch £200k | Motorsport - Car News Nov 2018

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15:36 Monday 26 Nov 2018

A Ford Cortina with an incredible race pedigree is up for grabs.

The Ford Lotus Cortina, one of only three Group 5 works cars built by Lotus for the 1966 British Saloon Car Championship season, was driven by Grand Prix legends Jim Clark, Graham Hill and Jacky Ickx, and saloon car giant Sir John Whitmore, and it is that impeccable provenance that means Silverstone Auctions are estimating a sale price of up to £200,000.  Registration number PHK 614D, the car spent many years in Africa after completing its UK race career, before being repatriated by Jim Clark’s race mechanic Cedric Selzar and given a sympathetic restoration.

“Given its exceptional rarity, competition successes and association with World Champions, this amazing Lotus Cortina offers a fantastic opportunity to acquire one of the most significant sports touring cars of the 1960s,” said Lionel Abbott of Silverstone Auctions, who will be auctioning the car at the Autosport International event at the Birmingham NEC on 12 January.

 

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