The early Mk1 Lotus-Cortina (or Cortina-Lotus, to give it the correct, but less used, name) differed from the run-of-the-mill Cortina in numerous ways and one of the more noticeable was the rear suspension.

The standard Cortina had leaf springs and dampers whilst the first Lotus-Cortinas had vertical coil spring/dampers connecting to an ‘A’ frame that replaced the leaf springs.

GAZ can further improve on this system by offering fully adjustable GP dampers which enable the damping bump and rebound rate to be adjusted and the ride height to be varied by means of screw thread spring platforms.

GAZ can set the dampers up for general road use but they will also be suitable for the occasional track slalom and sprint use; alternatively, they can be set up for serious racing use if you so wish.

GAZ dampers feature a black zinc plated body to keep them looking good and working well for long into the future. A gas cell is fitted in the outer reservoir to prevent cavitation and resist fade.

All units are individually tested before leaving the factory and are covered by a two year warranty.

The GAZ GP dampers (number GP8-4600) will fit Lotus-Cortinas from 1963 to 1965 which was when Fords changed back to leaf springs and dampers. (GAZ can also supply adjustable dampers for the 1965 on MkI and MkII Lotus Cortinas). Retail price £116.42 each plus VAT.

For further details visit the GAZ website: