Lotus 47 ex 24 hours Le Mans
Very rare Lotus 47 with a 218 Cv Lotus engine
Elliglible Le Mans Classic https://youtu.be/bBwqRthF_V8
Early 1967 Delivered to Simon De Lautour with 2 liter coventry climax
One of two
Raced by Winfield Racing
Competed in UK events &
Nurburgring 1000kms - 1967 - DNF
Reims 12 hrs - 1967 - DNF
"Karlskoga, Sweden - 1967 Finished 10th overall"
Oct-67 Sold to David Forte of Mike Spence Ltd. (Lotus dealer) without engine
1981 Owned by Victor Walker
1981 - 1983 Purchased & Restored by Simon Hadfield ex-ATS F1 crew chief with Lotus twincam
" Simon purchased 3 Lotus 47s from Victor Walker #s 20, 53, & 81"
Email from Simon Hadfield confirms that he purchased the car in fair condition with a twincam engine.
" Simon said ""I do remember that it had not been overly knocked about, then again it was only 14 years old!"""
He also confirmed that the car is correctly identified as 47-GT-20
He also confirmed that the car had originally been fitted with a 2 liter Coventry Climax engine
Car finished in dark blue with no stripe
* 1983 - 1987 "Purchased by C.S. London, England and United States"
Registered with HSCC Great Britain Vehicle Identity Form - Group 4 Category Historic Spec GT
* 1987 - 1/30/91 R.M. "San Francisco, CA"
* 1/30/91 - Purchased by Barber Brothers Lotus
Purchased from Motor Classic and Competition Corp.
* 4/16/96 - present T.S. "Cincinnati, OH"
Currently fitted with low hours 2 liter twincam
Engine built by Dave Vegher of Veloce Motors West 218 Bhp 175 ft lbs torque
Certified to be 1 of 2 LeMans prototypes by Lotus Historian Andrew Ferguson