1965 Lotus Cortina
Matching numbers car for restoration
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I purchased this ultra rare, 1965 Mk One Lotus Cortina in 2010 with the intention of restoring it for my personal collection. Unfortunately, we have been too busy working on customer cars to spend any meaningful time on the Lotus, so I have reluctantly decided to let it go to someone who can give it the restoration it deserves.

We have carefully disassembled the car and had the body blasted back to bare metal. It is currently sitting on a purpose built, roll-around jig that is included in the sale. Although we believe the car spent its entire life prior to our ownership in California, it does need some significant rust repairs, most notably around the boot opening and the boot floor. There is also rust in the passenger side foot well, although the the rest of the floor pan is sound. The front shock towers, firewall and engine bay are in pristine, rust free condition.

This Lotus Cortina is virtually complete and missing no significant parts. When we acquired the car it had the wrong transmission, center console and steering wheel installed. We were fortunate enough to be contacted by a previous owner who directed us to the original, matching numbers 'remote shift' transmission, which is now with the car and included in the sale. We also managed to obtain a correct wood rim Lotus steering wheel that is in exceptional condition, as well as a correct Lotus center console.
The sale also includes a new dash panel and a new gas tank.

We will assist in carefully packaging and labeling all the component parts that go with this car, so shipping and transportation will not be a problem. We can also assist in obtaining competitive transportation quotes for serious buyers, although transport costs will obviously be the responsibility of the new owner.

Price - $24,500

Inspections are welcome and actively encouraged. Call (512) 288 8800 or email with any questions or to make an appointment to view.

This vehicle is being sold as is, where is, with no warranty of any kind being offered. Clear, unencumbered, title conveys to the new owner.




The car is received when we bought it several
years ago
The car was originally iconic Ermine White with
the Sherwood Green flash










We had the body blasted back to bare metal
Engine bay is absolutely pristine
















The car was carefully disassembled and everything
categorized and labeled























Other than some easily repaired rust in the
passenger footwell, the floors are solid
Rear floors and inner arches are excellent










Note rust in passenger floor pan











There is rust on both sides of the boot floor











Engine bay, including front shock towers, is 100%
rust free












Engine will require a full rebuild











Note original remote shift transmission






















Correct wood rim Lotus steering wheel is in
exceptional condition











Correct Lotus Cortina center console
New gas tank










Original chassis plate and clear title
Our specially made roll-around jig is included
 in the sale


Price - $24,500

Inspections are welcome and actively encouraged. Call (512) 288 8800 or email with any questions or to make an appointment to view.

This vehicle is being sold as is, where is, with no warranty of any kind being offered. Clear, unencumbered, title conveys to the new owner.

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