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 was fitted with the powerful but light weight Coventry Climax 1098cc engine (full rebuilt September 19) providing it with just under 100BHP in a car weging just over 400kg....
Straight cut 4 speed BMC box (just built) and LSD transmission transfers the power to the road through BMC axle and steel wheels.
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 up to datedocs applied for.
Spare 1098cc Coventry clumax engine block, head, sump and pistons available.
Spare gearbox, spare front hubs, front cycle wings.
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 has 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.