1963 Ford Lotus Consul Cortina75,000-85,000 GBP - Estimate

Extensively developed and ready to race at the sharp end. 

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An extensively developed FIA Cortina based on a pre-airflow '63 GT, acid dipped and stitch welded 
Top five in the speed traps at the Silverstone Classic 2017 
All panels are in Aluminium including door skins. The car is under the weight limit of 740 kg 
Current FIA HTP. Class CT8. Good spares package included
Very smart in Ermine White with a rare (unique?) blue stripe. Ready to race at the sharp end
This FIA Cortina was based on a carefully selected rust free, pre-airflow GT shell that’s been acid dipped and stich-welded. A safety devices FIA cage has been fitted and the chassis strengthened where appropriate within the regulations. The body panels are all aluminium, including the door skins, and the vendor reports that the car (dry) is under the weight limit of 740 kg. The Lotus twin cam engine only has three hours of running on the unit and is all steel with a reported c180 bhp. We are informed the cost of this engine was around £20k. 
The specification of this car is very impressive and it has been extensively and continuously developed by AHR last year. The build spec is too long to list here but our vendor has all the bills and photos of the build and he informs us that to replicate this car would cost circa £120-£130k. This is a quick and 'slippery' car and was consistently in the 'speed trap' top five at the Silverstone Classic last year, in a grid of over 35 similar cars. Race pace and reliability have been good and it has finished all the races it has entered running competitively. 
Included with the car are a variety of spares including a gearbox with Quaife internals, three diffs with different ratios and LSD, two sets of spare rear AVO dampers, two sets of wheels, two sets of tyres (good enough for testing), two manifolds, three exhausts (different decibel ratings), and multiple springs etc. 
Offered for considerably less than it would cost to replicate, this is a great opportunity to acquire an FIA Cortina that has been intelligently developed and has the potential (talent permitting) to run at the sharp end at some of the most prestigious events on the Historic Motorsport calendar. It's a good looking car, well-presented in Ermine White and sporting that distinctive blue side flash.
 
 
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Reference Number 515417

as of 2/23/2018

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Car 1963 Ford Lotus Consul Cortina
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Known History

Built to full FIA specs from rust free shell in 2014/15, seperate description on email to Harry and he is sourcing photos