Wednesday, 25 February 2015
My First Car
In my dreams! Mine was never like this.
We were out on the bikes today and came across this lovely little Ford Anglia 105E at the Fighting Cocks at Godshill.
She's not original, but she is a fine example of the way a club racer would have prepared this car during the sixties. She's got her alloy Minilites on, wider track at the front with a hint of negative camber. Possibly the McPherson Struts were lifted off a Cortina complete with their disc brakes. Full roll cage with sports steering wheel and bucket seats.
Now the colour scheme is the same as the Lotus Cortina of the same era and she has Lotus badges on her rear quarters but as far as I can remember Lotus never built an Anglia.
Maybe they hint at a Lotus twin cam under the bonnet.
For a true Lotus look it needs front quarter bumpers, rare as hens teeth.
Very understated, very nice.