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FORD CORTINA-LOTUS MKII

2-door 4-seater saloon.

Direct replacement for original Lotus-Cortina, using new MkII body shell. One major different - MkII built by Ford at Dagenham, not by Lotus at Cheshunt. 105mph top speed from 106bhp engine, plus stirring road performance. Only seriously used 1967-68 as competition car, then supplanted by Escort Twin-Cam which used same running gear. Even better trimmed and behaved in later years, and it sold better than original version (more reliable!). Still under-rated today.

Technical Specifications

Engine:
1558cc (S4 DOC) 
Configuration:
Front engine, rear-wheel drive 
Production dates:
1967 to 1970  
Number produced:
4032