Lotus Cortina, Smirthwaite Engine (1964)




Built and raced by the renowned and sadly late engineer racer, Norman Ricketts, this beautifully prepared Lotus Cortina is available for a plethora of motorsport events. The engine is built with all John Smirthwaite internals and the correct exhaust manifold. The quality of build is evident with a welded in custom cage and the interior and engine bay are very impressive with evident attention to detail. It is supplied with its original buff logbook, but not currently registered for use on public roads.
We understand the car last competed at the Birkett Six Hours in 2018 at Snetterton having competed in July 2018 in the Historic Touring Car Championship at Brands Hatch and was an entrant, (under the Harrow Motor Club banner) for the Six Hour Birkett Relay at Silverstone in October 2018 and previously involved in the 2013 Lotus Cortina 50th Anniversary race at Brands Hatch in the Jim Clark Trophy.
It has previously held FIA HTP papers, however, these expired in 2018 but, we understand, renewal should be a formality. Naturally, any prospective buyer wishing to compete with car should check the currency and validity of the safety equipment. In the right hands we would envisage this as a competitive Lotus Cortina is a must for any historic racer to enjoy the unmissable thrill of driving one of the most iconic saloon racers of all time.

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  • Mileage: 1
  • Year: 1964
  • Doors: 2
  • Body type: Saloon
  • Transmission type: Manual
  • Fuel type: Petrol
  • Colour: White


  • Engine layout: Front Engined
  • Aspiration: Normally Aspirated
  • Engine size (Litres): 1.5
  • Engine configuration: 4 cylinder
  • Cylinders: 4
  • Driven wheels: Front Wheel Drive

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West Sussex, United Kingdom

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