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Hi Mike
I am the owner of this Lotus Cortina and have been
since 1975.
Because of the inspiration of my son Neale and
my family we are now able to enjoy using her on a regular basis.
It was Neale's desire to find the man that I bought her off in all those years ago.
Much to my surprise he did and I was delighted.
Now the complete history of OVW323D is
just about complete except for its antipodean adventures since I have owned her.
I will begin posting some pictures of life down under.
Please let me consider your desire to involve mainstream media, maybe QB and the LCR members should get the
full story first.
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That was quick!
Geoff this is the place to discuss the current iwater pump issues you are having as a seperate topic under "mechanical" and see what experiece other members have had.
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India............................Get the stove assembled for a cup of teaImage



with friends !!!!!!Image :D
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Onboard the ferry crossing the Bosphorus in Istanbul Turkey, from west to east Image
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Hi everyone
I have just been to England and met with Mike Burrows the former owner of this
remarkable Lotus Cortina and he told me about their amazing drive to Australia in 1972.
It's been 37 years since Ibought the car and now I have finally met this great guy as I never actually dealt with him at the time of purchase.
What a story he had to tell the nights were not long enough.
:D
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10th Feb. 1972 Germany

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Here are a few more old pictures (circa 1972-1975) of its life in Australia.


This one is of the first pictures after I had bought the car in 1972 along with the other Cortinas that I had at the time.
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After the car had been repainted. At the same time my brothers 220 got a Lotus stripe as well
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This photo was taken the day that the car was first registered in Australia
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One of the cars first public apperances in 1975 after the first minor restoration
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During the filming for a TV series called 'Marque" by Peter Wherrett
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Here is a link to the clip that was shown on TV
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlIqmBxGBr8
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Some more recent pictures of my car, taken last month can be seen on the ''Ramblings'section of this forum at the end of the post ''Engine vibration''
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Latest image of OVW 323D taken after our recent show day 10/11/2019 with my mates 1965 car.
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Went to a very nice place today [Sunday] for the annual show of the RS Owners Club of Australia.
A colonial village replicating the early days of settlement in Australia.
A few pictures of the ''gathering''
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