This Mk2 Series1 was owned for many years by our good friend Steve Chandler of Chandler’s Garage, Nedging Tye, Suffolk.
It had been stripped down in the early 1980’s and was awaiting a rebuild that was never started.
When his garage was sold, he offered us the opportunity of buying the car.
The body was stripped to bare metal and totally rebuilt using new old stock and Lotus specialist parts. Painted in Ford Ermine White with Sherwood Green stripes.
The Lotus has had a ‘no expense spared’ rebuild. The engine, gearbox and back axle were stripped to component part level, fully rebuilt and upgraded where possible.
All chrome work has been re-chromed or replaced with new. The interior is fully re-trimmed to original specification.
The car was originally fitted with a Webasto roof and we were able to source a brand new, never fitted Webasto.
Parts were sourced worldwide; the front bonnet trim and door treads came from Australia.
The Lotus now has fully adjustable suspension to enable the new owner to choose the ride required.
The original steel wheels were sandblasted and powder coated.
The restoration has been fully documented and a picture collection will be supplied to the new owner.
This Lotus Cortina, as offered today, is better than new and probably the best in the world. It is ready for concours competitions, shows or just to drive and enjoy.