Lotus 61 Formula Ford
1969 Lotus 61 Formula Ford
This car is immaculate. Originally exported to the USA, probably as a race school car it then had a documented history of stateside racing with a variety of owners on well known circuits. Brought back to the UK in 2014 it was then subject to a meticulous total rebuild and set up by Dan Eagling of Lifetime Racing Ltd (see the website for a photo of car No 2) who brought it home in 2nd on its first UK outing.
Subsequently it has been raced by the previous owner and his family. The Scholar engine was rebuilt one race ago as was the gearbox by a Hewland specialist. Everything is in date, including the extinguisher re-serviced this month.
It comes with enough spares to ensure that a minor race weekend accident can be rectified on site. All major suspension parts are duplicated, it has a spare nose cone, a full set of spare wheels and regulation tyres, and a further set of unused tyres, plus other bits and pieces.
It has an HSCC VIF document and is available to race in their very popular Formula Ford series immediately. A huge amount has been invested to make it competitive. Invoices are available for inspection.
This is a genuine car with a restored original chassis and proven provenance. I am the current owner, having taken it in part exchange for another race car.