The Lotus-Cortina, the car sometimes known as 'the original fast Ford', appeared in January 1963. The Lotus - Cortina was the brainchild of the Ford of Britain Public Affairs chief at the time, Walter Hayes. The car succeeded magnificently in lifting Ford's performance image, with its rapid performance and taut and grippy handling making it a great success on both race tracks and rally courses.
This Lotus has a 1.6-litre, 4-cylinder, twin-cam, 105-horsepower engine. The body is lightweight and only weighs 1,850 pounds. There were 2,894 cars made over four years in Chestnut, England. All cars were painted Ermine White with Sherwood Greenflash.