Lotus 61 Formula Ford
1969 Lotus 61 Formula Ford
This must be the best Lotus 61 on the market anywhere.
The previous owner bought it from the USA in 2014 with log books demonstrating a continuous stateside racing history.
It then had a nut and bolt restoration, retaining the original chassis, by Dan Eagling of Lifetime Racing Ltd using only the best specialists and parts. Everything was renovated or rebuilt at a total cost of over £50,000. Invoices come with the car.
Driven by Dan it came 2nd in its first ever UK Formula Ford race and remains highly competitive in the right hands. Since then it has been only lightly raced by the previous owner and his family.
The Scholar engine and Hewland box were rebuilt by specialists again in 2019 and have had only one race since. All lifed parts are in date - it is 'on the button'.
It comes with the following spares:
- Nose cone
- Full set of wheels and tyres
- Full set of new tyres
- Suspension parts, springs and dampers
(Enough to fix all but the most serious problems or shunts at the track)
It has an HSCC VIF document and races in their very popular Formula Ford series.
I am the current owner, having taken it in part exchange for another race car. This has go to go because I need the garage space for another race car - hence the price reduction which seems reasonable against others on offer