Early Lotus' - Do any survive?
Posted 10 February 2003 - 11:49
Posted 10 February 2003 - 14:19
Posted 10 February 2003 - 20:17
Originally posted by BRG
There was a very early car on the Lotus stand at the Classic Car Show at the NEC Birmingham late last year. I don't recall for certain but I think it was the Mark 2. It was in very good show condition - very highly polished - so maybe it was the car that has been restored?
Here are some pics for general puzzlement....
Might have a bit more info later...
Posted 10 February 2003 - 22:05
Posted 11 February 2003 - 10:18
The top one is the Mk3, isn't the bottom one the Six?
Posted 11 February 2003 - 11:46
Posted 11 February 2003 - 12:12
Posted 11 February 2003 - 12:35
The red one reg LJH 702 is the Mark 2 Lotus the oldest surviving
LMU3 is one of the two Mark3 Lotus, both of these survive, the
other is reg ONK 408 and is in the USA. A third Mark 3 chassis was
completed but not turned into a car.
The silver LMU4 is the Mark 4
Lotus, only one of these was made.
The Mark 2 and Mark 4 were both found together in the same chicken
shed about ten years ago.
The Mark 1 Lotus has been searched for for many years but it has
been concluded that it is gone for ever.
Posted 11 February 2003 - 12:59
Posted 11 February 2003 - 13:18