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#1 bschenker

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Posted 18 April 2016 - 21:27

Need more info?

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1961 Lotus 18/21                                                  #1810612 1961 Lotus 18/21

Posted by David McKinney on 07 October 2004 - 21:26 in TNF's Archive

Pretty sure the answer to your first question is "yes"

The FJ 18s started at 701 and went into the 800s - total production was allegedly 125, but I've seen higher numbers than 825 ;)

I asked also in the past, this car was 1966 in the Garage from Silvio Moser, and sold in 1968~69 to Garage Rolando Agustoni Balerna CH
and later sold to the Panini Museum.
For Year’s I has searched about the history of this car. The response cam 2014 with the book “Silvio Moser, pilota indipendente” written from the same person,
I asked as one of the first.
It’s was not Silvio Moser’s car, the owner 1962 was Guglielmo Bellasi.

Now its lucks clear this was 1960 the Jim Clark car. I asked many time on many places always without result. Now draught others I found:
1960 Jim Clark Lotus official
1961 Jörg Wyssbrod Switzerland
1962  Guglielmo Bellasi on that’s time Lugano Switzerland
 
This was confirmed to a Swiss German from Eric Perrin (Historic Lotus Register)

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In the Panini museum

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Edited by bschenker, 18 April 2016 - 21:32.


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#2 hatrat

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Posted 21 April 2016 - 11:25

The first Lotus 18 to race (presumably chassis 701) was the Lotus works car driven by Alan Stacey in the John Davy Trophy race for Formula Juniors at Brands Hatch on 26 December 1959. Jim Clark competed in the same race in a Gemini Mk2 FJ.

 

The first race I can find for Jim Clark in a Lotus 18 was at the BARC Members Meeting at Goodwood on 19 March 1960 - three Lotus 18s were entered but only two arrived (both works cars - Jim Clark and Trevor Taylor).