A FORD Cortina sold for just under £140,000 — 127 times its original price.
The rare 1965 motor was one of 3,306 Mark 1 models souped-up by racing outfit Lotus.
They were £1,100 and seat belts were £9 extra.
Just 26 are still on UK roads, the DVLA says.
It sold for a little less than the £140k asking price, the seller in Scotland confirmed.
His eBay listing said: “This is a very rare opportunity to get an original ex-Ford competition rally Lotus Cortina, with continuous history from new and in its original specification.
“The Car was built at Dagenham and Cheshunt as a standard road car in Feb 1965.
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” In keeping with Ford’s rallying colours of the time, the car was painted in Monaco Red, one of the very few red Lotus Cortinas produced.”
The rally car, with just 12,774 miles on the clock, was capable of 105mph and hit 60mph in 8.5 seconds when new.
It was driven by the rally ace David Seigle-Morris in the July 1965 French Alpine and the November RAC Rally.