Another view, perhaps of the same car, from ‘Car Life’ magazine, September 1963. It looks like the number plate is a trade plate from Hertfordshire.

12 PAR. The Launch Car for the Racing Car Show January 1963

This was the first view the public had of the Lotus Cortina. This car was to go on to be used as a company ‘hack’ at Cheshunt, with Graham Arnold using it as a mocked-up police car, for a bit of fun, and with a serious sales ambition.

50.1.8 Press Lotus Cortina V3 164 FOO 4a