Tag: Lotus

Old Cortina is More Cortina – 1966 Lotus Cortina MkI Now On Auction

Sold – $75,000 (Plus Fees) Throughout the 1960s, Ford was heavily branding themselves for Total Performance. In essence, it put massive amounts of dollars into Ford racing endeavors of nearly any kind to showcase their cars as world-beating champions. From Le Mans to Rally Championships to NASCAR they did it all to win. During this…

The First Spirit of the Esprit – 1977 Lotus Esprit S1 Auction Is Live

Replacing the Lotus Europa in 1975, was the Lotus Esprit S1, which had been in development since the early seventies. Colin Chapman oversaw the new project and enlisted the help of Italdesign’s Giorgetto Giugiaro to concoct a new Lotus automobile that utilized his hotly-trending “folding-paper” wedge design. Released to the public in 1976, the new…