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1971 Lotus 69 F2


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This is car number four of eight original Lotus 69 race cars constructed. The known history to date of the car is as follows.

1971: Team Lira (Richard Scott, Francois Migault, and Vic Elford)

    Hockenheim, Deutschland Trophy, Richard Scott not qualified
    Thruxton, XVI B.A.R.C. 200, Richard Scott 11th position
    Nurburgring, XXXIV Eifelrennen, Richard Scott DNA
    Jarama, IV Gran Premio de Madrid, Richard Scott - DNQ
    Crystal Palace, London Trophy, Richard Scott 11th position
    Rouen, XIX Grand Prix de Rouen, Francois Migault 5th position
    Mantorp Park, Mant. Park Trophy, Richard Scott
    Brands Hatch, Rothmans Int. Trophy, Richard Scott - DNA

1973: Formula Libre et Course de Cote
1977: Colin Thorpe, Cambridge
1979: Craig Dennis
1989: Mike Pendelbury
1993: Freddy Kumschick
1994: Eberhard Metke
2000: Current Owner

Documentary References:

Lotus, the History
Lotus 69 Formula Two Specification from Lotus Components Ltd. 1. May, 1970
Lotus 61-71: Design Revolution, by Doug Nye
A Record of Grand Prix and Voiturette Racing, Volume 9, 1970-1973, by Paul Sheldon
Type 69 Formula 2 Sales Brochure
Lotus 69 Delivery List




This Lotus was fully restored to original specification in 1993 by Peter Denty. It has been professionally maintained every since, most recently by Barus Racing Team, Benediktbeuren, Germany. The car was most recently campaigned during the 2001 racing season.

The Lotus is powered by a 1599 c.c., dry sumped, Cosworth BDA, with Lucas fuel injection. The engine was rebuilt in 2002, and has zero miles on it. The engine number is BD-71-69-4-F2.

The chassis is semi-monocoque with aluminum and steel. Brakes are Girling. Power is transmitted through a Hewland FT 200.

These Lotus 69s are the last of the Lotus customer racing cars, and they were highly successful. The 69s were campaigned by soon-to-be Formula One World Champions Jochen Rindt and Emmerson Fittipaldi, among others, achieving many race victories against highly competitive fields of other F1 drivers. The 69s were also very successful in the U.S., claiming many national victories as well as the Pro Formula Atlantic title.

The Lotus 69 was the car to have in the late 1960s and early 1970s. With its pedigree, milestone history within the Lotus marque, and its string of racing victories at the hands of some of the greatest in the sport, the Lotus 69 is not only a solid long term investment, but also a fabulous car to drive up front!

The Lotus comes with full FIA papers.

Click here to view the FIA Historic Vehicle Identify Form

Chassis Number: 71-69-4-F2
Engine Number: N/A


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