1968 FORD CORTINA LOTUS - 1588cc
£24000 - £26000
ESTIMATE £24000 - £26000
Chassis number BA91GM62513 - this LHD Type 91 Cortina Lotus Series 1b, shows a build date of November 1967 at Ford's Dagenham Plant and is presented in "CM" Alpina Green (the Mark 2 was available in the full range of "GT" colours with the majority being ordered in Ermine White making this example extremely rare in Alpina Green). Unlike the Mark 1 the Mark 2 Cortina Lotus did not leave the factory with its iconic side stripe, for the Mark 2 this was a dealer fitted option. As a LHD build the car was destined export and was to remain in Europe until it was recently repatriated to the UK. This example has been the subject of extensive restoration to bring it to the standard we have today and is now fully UK registered and complete with V5. The Mark 2 Cortina Lotus was launched at the Geneva Motor Show of March 1967 some six months after the initial launch of the Mark 2 during September 1966.