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Lot 040: 1967 LOTUS TYPE 51 FF SINGLE-SEATER

Van Dijk Collection, H&H Sales Limited (3 October 2005)

Part of the collection since 1995, this particular example has been re-imported from America. Seemingly original, it is reputed to have scared a previous novice owner so badly with its pace that he retired it to long term storage after just one outing. Finished in green with a yellow centre stripe and red upholstery, its silver-painted steel wheels wear Dunlop tyres. Topped by a single Weber carburettor and Lotus-Holbay rocker cover, its dry-sumped four-cylinder powerplant carries a '711M 6015 BA' block casting number (indicating that it dates from circa 1970). Benefiting from a Hewland gearbox (H8-20), chassis 106 should be eligible for the HSCC Historic Formula Ford Championship among other formulas. Though, naturally it would require careful re-commissioning prior to making a track comeback.

Lot Details
Auction Van Dijk Collection
H&H Sales Limited, Syon Park, Brentford
TypeCar
Lot Number040
Estimate£15000-£35000
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price£13000
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1967
Condition rating
Registration numberN/A
Mileage-
Chassis number51AFF106
Engine number8A11LC1064
Engine capacity (cc)1600
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors