1965 FORD LOTUS CORTINA MK1 COMPETITION SALOON
The Lotus Cortina was a modified version of the standard Ford
Cortina, engineered and built by Lotus and its chief, Colin Chapman. Modifications from standard included a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine plucked from the Lotus Elan, coil springs in the rear instead of leaf springs, and an alloy differential housing, among other features. This car was an ex-works racer driven by Jim Clark, along with Jack Sears and John Whitmore. This is the car all Cortina owners wish they owned, and the price—about five times that of a road-going Lotus Cortina— reflects that.