Actual size Lotus Cortina Stars in Barons September Auction

KUU 333D - the Mk I Ford Lotus Cortina two-door saloon used as the  

basis for the Corgi Classics Lotus Cortina model – is to go under the  

hammer at Barons’ British Heritage sale at Sandown Park on September  



When Corgi launched its new range of nostalgia cars, vans and trucks  

in the late 1980s it was an instant success. The vehicles – dating  

from the 1930s, 40s, 50s and 60s – took adults straight back to their  

childhood. One very popular model was the iconic white Mk I Ford Lotus  

Cortina, with that unmistakable green stripe.  KUU 333D offers  

collectors a chance to acquire their own full-size, real life ‘model’  

car – and is, of course, offered complete with a boxed miniature  

replica of itself (estimate £35,000-£40,000).


Early entries also include a charming 1948 Rover 12 Tourer with just  

two owners from new and only 16,000 miles on the clock (£20,000- 

£25,000) and a rare, and rather glamorous, bright red 1957 Daimler New  

Conquest Century Drophead Coupé. With just 54 examples being built  

between 1954 and 1957, this model is a rare sight on the today's roads  

– it is believed there are just 31 examples still extant, of which  

only seven are still roadworthy. This particular vehicle has benefited  

from a body-off rebuilt, and is still equipped with its original, and  

very rare, Le Mans headlights (£28,000-£31,000).


A full list of entries to date may be viewed at www.barons- For further information or to consign a car to the sale,  

please email or call 08454 30 60 60.


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