Racecar Roller: 1965 Ford Cortina
This next car comes as a tip from Erik202 who writes; I’ve been racking my brain trying to figure out a way to own this. It was posted about a year ago and sat there for quite some time before the ad was taken down. Now it’s back up and I’m devoting way too much time to thinking about it. I seem to recall the previous posting mentioning that it didn’t have a vin or that you are not able to register it for some reason so it is strictly a race car…Obviously I needed something else to make me want this thing even more and I came across a lotus twin cam engine with transmission listed locally. Find this 1965 Ford Cortina offered for $6,000 in Squamish, BC, Canada.
From the seller:
1965 Ford Cortina
title status: clean
Vintage race project roller
Converted to RHD
Coil over suspension roughed in
6 point 1.5 x .095 cage
ATL SP112 fuel cell
This is a shell and needs most everything put together, peddles, brakes, wiring.
Chassis was being setup for a bike engine and will need plenty of TLC and fabrication.
I have collected many kent parts
3 X flow engine all in need of a complete rebuild
Blocks, 691M-6015AA with square main caps, 681F-6015CA, 2737E-6015B
3x gear pumpkins, 3:80, 4:12 and not sure what in the car.
webber and motocraft carbs
One to many projects
Reasonable offers will be entertained
May trade up or down for a 8.5×20 enclosed car hauler.
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The differences between my Mom’s Mk 1 Cortina we grew up in & the Lotus version is going to take a lot more than just Chapman’s TC to achieve. Lots of $ later & it’s still not the genuine article.
This thing scares me a little, I’d slap a 1,600cc Kent in there to avoid going completely upside down.
I find the dash a little too cluttered but maybe that’s just me. I would have gone with three toggle switches and one button.