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53 year old Ford Cortina? - Yours for £250,000!<br />
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A classic Ford Cortina that was raced by legendary Formula 1 racing driver Jim Clark, has emerged for sale for a record-breaking price of £250,000.<br />
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The sporty two-door classic was twice used by the iconic driver in the 1965 British Saloon Car Championships and was also raced by some of the finest domestic drivers of the time.<br />
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It was campaigned by Team Lotus, who helped to develop the racing version of the Cortina alongside Ford, and it was for them that Clark got behind the wheel.<br />
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It is thought the two-time F1 world champion was impressed by the performance of the Ford-Lotus, which he raced at both Silverstone and Brands Hatch.<br />
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The car was sold eventually by Lotus in 1967 and went on to fall into a state of disrepair before it was salvaged and restored in the early 2000s. <br />
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It has now emerged for sale with Bonhams Auctions who have given it a pre-sale estimate of between £200,000 and £250,000.