MGH 500D

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MGH 500D

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Hi there,

Joined this forum with the hope of tracing some history of my dads old MK1 Lotus Cortina.

He owned MGH 500D in the early 80's and did a full restoration on it. I will try and upload some pics that I have.

After my brother was born in 1985, my dad sold the car for £1500 ish, I remember it driving off the drive....

My dad didn't actively keep tabs on it, but had heard it was crashed/written off shortly after the new owner purchased it.

In recent years my dad was in a queue at a petrol station, and on the cover of either Fast Ford or Retro ford was a lotus cortina, wearing the number plate MGH 500D......

The car was now a race car, in Alan Mann tribute colours. He bought the magazine but really couldn't tell of it was his old car or a re-shell.

As my Dad turned 60 earlier this month I thought it would be nice to try and chase a bit of history on the car since he sold it in the mid 80's.

Can anyone fill in the gaps? Thank you in advance,

Lee Crofts (yes my name came from the initials of Lotus Cortina :) )
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Welcome Lee. It's always nice to here a bit about a cars history. Hopefully you can find out what happened to it.
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Hi there,

The current owner has just messaged me so are pleased its in good hands.

Still intrigued what happened to it between 1985 - 2005 Ish if anyone has any ideas

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Re: MGH 500D

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Anyone know what happened to this car between 1985 to 2005?
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Re: MGH 500D

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Brian Stevens appears to have owned/raced it when it was red and gold
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was this the Brian Stevens who was a surgeon/doctor from north London ?
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martin k wrote: Sat 16th Jan 2021 3:44 pm was this the Brian Stevens who was a surgeon/doctor from north London ?
Is he ginger with a beard?
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i think he was :) remember seeing his racing cars in his front garden .should of taken a few pics at the time .
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