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REAL MKI LOTUS CORTINA WITH RACING HISTORY

1966 Lotus MK1 LOTUS CORTINA 1966 ENGLISH FORD MK1 LOTUS CORTINA

Condition: Used
Make: Lotus
Model: MK1 LOTUS CORTINA
SubModel: 1966 ENGLISH FORD MK1 LOTUS CORTINA
Type: Coupe
Trim: 1966 ENGLISH FORD MK1 LOTUS CORTINA
Doors: 2
Year: 1966
VIN: BA74FT59436
Color: White
Engine: TWIN CAM 1598cc
Cylinders: 4
Transmission: Manual
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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Description for Lotus MK1 LOTUS CORTINA 1966

1966 ENGLISH FORD

LOTUS CORTINAMARK I

1598cc TWIN CAM

#BA 74FT 59436

Car #89

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This rare Lotus Cortina MK-Iis being sold on consignment.The car is in excellent condition;exterior, interior, mechanically and its under carriage as evident in the many detailed photos. Please note in the photos,the correctwood steering wheel is present and covered with a leather wrap. Also in the photos you will see a picture of page no.181in Chris Harvey's book titledLotus: A Competition Survey of the Sports, GT and Touring Cars,where it shows a picture and description of this car in the 1967 Daytona 24-Hour Race.

The Cortina runs and drives excellent, it has beenvery well maintained, alwaysstored indoorsas part of an extensive English Ford collection.Call Nolan: 904-382-7230.Trades accepted. All applicable sales tax, title, registration and a $249 document fees apply.ALL INVENTORY IS STORED INDOORS, ANDSHOWN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.

- BELOW IS THE HISTORY AS TOLD BY THE OWNER-

This Lotus Cortina, MK-Iwas purchased originally in Pensacola, Florida by major Billy C. Turner of Egland A.F.B., FL on December 28, 1966. Turner contacted Ross Bremer to test drive the car in January of 1967 with the intent of having Bremer enter the car in the Daytona 24-Hour in February 1967. The car’s initial test outing at the Osceola track in Central Florida was successful.

A friend of Bremer’s, Don Kearney, set up the team and finished the prepping. Bremer entered the car and Turner got a license to drive based on his jet pilot’s license. Robert Fretina, although listed as a driver, was unable to get his license and thus did not drive. Bremer entered the car in the 24-Hours and Kearney and Bremer co-drove until the last five laps when they turned it over to Turner to finish. The car was numbered #89 for the race and finished 21st (moved to 22nd) in the official count, third in class (under 2 liter touring). Hal Williamson’s 2-liter Porsche was first, a Volvo was second. We won $700.00 which just paid for the tires and dinner. Turner drove the car back to Pensacola. FL. The car was entered as car #43 by Turner in the Sebring 4-Hour Trans Am in 1967. DNF on the hairpin sandbank on lap 19. Turner drove it home after the event.

Turner sold the car to Coit F.M. Twiss IV, who stored it for fifteen years after a dash fire. It was found and restored by Talmadge (Ted) W. Atkins who moved to N. J. with it.He raced two vintage events in 1989 with it.Atkins sold it to Bremer, January 1992. Bremer returned to Daytona (the 24 Minutes of Daytona) in 1993 and in multiple years afterward. The car is retired from racing and is now used for street and vintage touring. It was featured in the “100th Anniversary of Ford Racing” in Greenfield Village, Detroit in October 2001.

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