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Old 30 Mar 2021, 19:32 (Ref:4043970)   #16
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It's a pity that we didn't know what was going to happen with cars such as the RS 1600 in later years. A friend of mine bought a gold coloured one brand new and used it for about a year thrashing it through the country roads in our area, he put it through a hedge one night and we went to recover it the next day minus it's wheels/battery/carburettors ! He had it sitting in his garage for a while and eventually flogged it for £300 !!!. I don't remember the reg number and I wonder if it has survived .

Like I stuffed a Mk1 Aeroflow Lotus Cortina (66 model) through a stone wall on Anglesey.......dragged it home and broke it because it was just an old Ford.....all I have left is the Lotus badges off the rear quarters......
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Old 30 Mar 2021, 21:56 (Ref:4043989)   #17
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Like I stuffed a Mk1 Aeroflow Lotus Cortina (66 model) through a stone wall on Anglesey.......dragged it home and broke it because it was just an old Ford.....all I have left is the Lotus badges off the rear quarters......
That's a blow. if you still had the chassis plate you could 'rebuild' the whole car with other parts and panels!
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Old 31 Mar 2021, 00:22 (Ref:4043997)   #18
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Like I stuffed a Mk1 Aeroflow Lotus Cortina (66 model) through a stone wall on Anglesey.......dragged it home and broke it because it was just an old Ford.....all I have left is the Lotus badges off the rear quarters......
I have mentioned this before but it still "irks" me to this day ! One of my customers had an imaculate Lotus Cortina that he use to cherish, anyway it got nicked and stuffed in a hedge but was recovered needing a front wing and door. I don't know why but he never claimed it on his insurance and kept it in his lockup and never drove it again, although it was still a driver.
About a year later he came in the garage and asked if I wanted to buy it as he wanted it out of the way, I had loads of cars kicking about and said "I haven't the room and don't want it he said" will you give me a hundred quid for it" this was early 70s and I thought for that money I could stick a wing and a door on it and flog it. Anyway it got stuck out the back and George Polley rung me up and asked if I wanted to flog the engine as he wanted one for an Escort that he was going to rally the next week. I flogged it to him and scrapped the rest of the car, as Lancsbreaker said "it was an old Ford"
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Old 31 Mar 2021, 00:30 (Ref:4043998)   #19
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Old 31 Mar 2021, 13:41 (Ref:4044065)   #20
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You mean that your answer to dr's question "Why I am looking at a Mk 2 after having sold my Mk 1" is: you did'nt want to see it in the scrapyard?
I've no regret having seen some of mines go far away, because I really needed the money to buy an other one or go on racing. First to come in my mind are a 2.5 ST and a 2.7 RS leicht. C'est la vie!
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Old 31 Mar 2021, 21:27 (Ref:4044123)   #21
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Well Gerard a 1969-71 2.2 Porsche 911S is also eligible for our historic touring car category because it raced in that category in period.
Maybe I should think about the Porsche. I wonder how that would fare against the V8’s.
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Old 1 Apr 2021, 05:42 (Ref:4044143)   #22
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I think its hard to compete against some well prepared Yank tank, "there's no substitute to displacement" as they say.
From memory, the 2.2 and 2.4 share the same homologation form, the second being an evolution of the first, right? From experience, same place, same driver same tyres, a Cortina is faster and much more enjoyable than a 2.0 running under GTS rules.
I dont know if its in CAMS book but the last batch of 2.0 S produced was LWB and injection.
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May be, I say may be, to help you in your choice you can have a look to St Mary's Trophy entry/ classification lists. No GT in this category unfortunately. A Porsche is often a good choice and the market is very active. Parts of any kind available, good recipes are well known to cook a reliable rocket! No need to spot a 2.4 S "trappe à huile"…
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Old 1 Apr 2021, 08:30 (Ref:4044161)   #24
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On another note irrespective of your view of today’s racing perhaps we are living in the last great age of motor racing.
Hybrids and electrics will not have the same allure.
So get into it and savour the moment while you can.
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Someone in Aus was on acid when they came up with their weights . . . . some of your race weights are higher than the production car weights.

MK1 GT 756kg road(GP1) 728kg race (GP2)

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escort has the benefit of better suspension geometry and rack and pinion steering.
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That's a blow. if you still had the chassis plate you could 'rebuild' the whole car with other parts and panels!
I have a mint 1200 delux 2 door, white, original paint . . .yours for £20k
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I have a mint 1200 delux 2 door, white, original paint . . .yours for £20k
Call Matt Neal or Mike Jordan!!!
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I have been tempted a few times, but it's probably one of only about err, one left!

There can't be many untouched original paint cars left, not even any underseal on it . . .All I've done is jet wash, dry and waxoil. ot sure what I'll do with it long term, its LHD, I have all the bits to convert it, but hard to do without damaging paintwork. it'll never be worth a fortune but it is a rarity.
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One naked body went from F to Ireland few months ago for cheap. Probably not a genuine L'Tina but rust free. White, blue stripes, straight, LHD. An original complete dash, LHD or RHD, seems hard to source and as you say, the conversion is not an easy job.
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One naked body went from F to Ireland few months ago for cheap. Probably not a genuine L'Tina but rust free. White, blue stripes, straight, LHD. An original complete dash, LHD or RHD, seems hard to source and as you say, the conversion is not an easy job.
aerflow cars are simple, dash is symettrical. pre aerflow harder. I have a LHD dash, but it could be done by a very good fabricator without. a lot of time.
given the time & cost of restoring a rusty shell properly its not difficult to see why good 2 door donors are hitting or getting close to 5 figures.

lots of parts have been reproduced but some are still scarce. I have managed to keep a cars worth of good genuine spares for my GT, which is the same as the LC.
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