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Ascott Collection

£ 79,000

Lotus Vi PTX999


1955 Lotus Vi  Coventry Climax with road and race history back to its debut at goodwood in 1955.

One of only 110 original cars build, Chassis # 74 is fitted with the powerful but light weight Coventry Climax 1098cc engine (fully rebuilt by Eric Pasture and raced onvce since) providing it with 92bhp in a car weighing just over 400kg....

Whilst the engine was being re built the car underwent a full rebuild including Axle half shafts, fuel tank, pumps, prop shaft gearbox, clutch, Engine controls, radius arms, brakes, plus 2 sets of new wheels (one set Alloy and one set Steel) rebuild was with all new and correct hardware... New Harness and Fire system fitted August 2023 ahead of its Silverstone Classic where it came 2nd in class..

All round drums ensure you retain full momentum into corners and the Dunlop period tyres dance brilliently through the tightest of bends.

Historic FIA papers present for existing spec, and application for renewal of HTP with MSA. 

Car has great race and photographic history file dating back to 1950's with it and awaits a new owner to add to the records back to 1950's.

comes with rebuilt Spare gearbox

Owned and race by legends like:

1955 ~ 57  Michael Clay

1957 ~ 59  Tom Candish

1959 ~ 65  Bill McIntyre

!965 ~ 87   Leonard Wilson

1987 ~ 88     Mike Brotherwood

1988 ~ 2008  Tom Candish

2008 ~ 2015  Chris Rea

2015 ~ present  John Cleland

The car returned to Goodwood at the revival under the pilotage of Chris Rea, and has continued to run in pinacle events suct as the Silverstone Classic, Woodcote trophy and international appearances at Spa (6 hour weekend) and Algarve classic.

It won its class in its last 3 races and has just come second in class at the Silverstine Woodcote Trophy. (driver took too long in the pit stop or it would have been 4 wins in a row !!)

Keyword Search Terms:

Lotus, classic, FIA, woodcote trophy


Seller: john Cleland
Joined May 2016
  john cleland
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Country: United Kingdom
City: hampshire
Phone: United Kingdom
Condition Used
Trade or Private: Private
Price: £79,000
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