Famous model sedan Lotus Cortina 1965 on any of the auctions will cost about 22 thousand euros, but this time the machine is worth ten times as much. In fact this car in its time brought several victories in circuit racing in the UK.
This Lotus Cortina has been in the hands of Alan Mann Racing team, which performs fine-tuning the car to participate in racing series Touring Car Championship. This is road racing, which is popular in many countries of the world. But the sedan was the winner of eight of nine rounds, which was done along with the famous British racing driver John Whitmore.
Later the driver bought this car and was the owner until 1995. Then the new owner renovated it in 2003-2004, replacing some body panels, the chairs mimic the original. Not once this car was the star races at the festival of speed at Goodwood.
During the recent Bonhams auction at Silverstone sedan found a new owner and paid for it 243 025 euros. For comparison, the price of the Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera of 2007 amounted to 70 071 euros, and Ferrari Testarossa 1991, with mileage of 24 thousand kilometers – 110 112 euros.