Of all the cars in the world to want, my one weird car desire is to own a Lotus Cortina. I may want to review that to “was” because now by weird car desire is to own this 1966 Cortina GT that has been repowered with a 302ci Ford small block. The car is exceptionally well done and outside of the exhaust note, you would never know this thing was anymore than just a clean stocker with the hood down. With the hood up, the mildly modified 302 is apparent as is the coolness of the whole package.
Very light and nimble, these cars were lusty with the four banger engine in them but with this V8, those Minnilite wheels, and a the full factory interior, things don’t get much better!
The car comes with an original set of wheels which is fine but if you buy this car and take the Minilites and put literally anything else in it we’ll find you and we’ll hurt you. That’s a promise. I like the blue and white paint job, I like the fact that the gauges work and I like the fact that this little car does not appear to be hacked together. It looks dang processional!
The engine has a TrickFlow camshaft, Cobra heads, shorty headers, and other good bolt on parts so that seems pretty cool. The rear axle is a narrowed 8-inch with 2.79 gears. That would have to change pretty quickly, and it has a T5 trans which means that swapping a more stout TKO in there won’t be much of a hassle.
This thing is good and we agree with the price as well.