Pic Of The Week: Lotus Cortina

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As POTW regulars will know, we usually try to come up with a topical link (however tenuous) for our weekly pictorial wallpaper.

Well, this week the link is about as tenuous as you're going to get - because we've basically run our virtual fingers down yesterday's list of '100 greatest cars of all time' until someone shouted stop, and that car we've chosen as Pic of the Week.

Fortunately, the point at which our virtual finger came to rest was not on number 90 (Renault Espace), number 47 (Black Cab), or number 36 (Citroen 2CV). Because we wouldn't have been able to find an interesting image of any of those particularly easily.

The original Lotus Cortina, however, (in at number 79, all you automotive pop-pickers) is a rather easier win, because it immediately conjures up mental images of this, Jim Clark three-wheel drifting his Lotus-Ford back in them-there sixties. Which is more exciting than an image of an FX4 negotiating Elephant and Castle...

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  • C2james 01 Oct 2011

    i love cortinas, this is quite a cool picture. makes me really want to get one next year.

  • soad 01 Oct 2011

    Looks like he's giving car an extensive workout - a wheel is up biggrin

  • Joehow12 01 Oct 2011

    Brands Hatch - Graham Hill bend yes?

  • NHK244V 01 Oct 2011

    Sweet smile
    top car, top pic biggrin
    AND you didn't call it a Cortina Lotus, extra point for that wink

  • Riggers 01 Oct 2011

    Joehow12 said:
    Brands Hatch - Graham Hill bend yes?
    I thought so - didn't want to make the call, though...

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