Lot 040: 1967 LOTUS TYPE 51 FF SINGLE-SEATER
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.
Van Dijk Collection|
H&H Sales Limited, Syon Park, Brentford
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|Engine capacity (cc)||1600|
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