This section examines some of the finest examples of the Mk1 Lotus Cortina in the world today, with the aim of recording what originality looks like for each model, and for each variant of each model.

In conjunction with the sections on originality for the Mk 1, this will enable owners and prospective buyers develop an understanding of what their cars looked like when they came out of the factory (for the original specification cars) and will allow a close look at the detail of both standard and modified cars.