So the car is 30/L/20
It was advertised for sale in Autosport of February '68
“Lotus 30/40. Fitted G.T. hard top. 4.7-litre Ford V.8 fuel injected engine. 5 speed ZF box. Whole car rebuilt for last season, never run. Completed 1,600 race and road miles only. £400 worth of assorted spares plue 16 wheels and 20 spares tyres, quick lift jack. 4 barrel carb. and manifold to convert to road use. Fitted high speed wiper, screen wash, trafficators, luggage compartment. Raced in original form by D. Prophet in 1964 with great success, not raced since. Built in 1964 for 1965 Springbok Series and achieved very fast times. Quoted by a South African Racing Report… “The acceleration out of the corners — man it was breathtaking.”
“Price .. .. £2,650
“Ashmore Bros. Roebuck Lane, West Bromwich
This car was sold to Bill Orr, Virginia, USA, in 1968.
More here :
In the other Lotus 30 thread it was mentioned as such :
Posted 05 February 2012 - 11:07
I wonder if anyone can help me piece together various bits of information about Mathew Watts Lotus 30 which is listed in the 2011 Goodwood Revival programme as being a 1964 model.
As I understand it Matthew's car once belonged to David Prophet
I also understand that David had two Lotus 30 chassis, 30/L/11
which was used at least twice in South Africa in 1964 and was presumed destroyed in South Africa and replaced by 30/L/20
used in the UK in 1965 presumably (?) in updated to S2 spec with spoilers and bigger wheels as seen above at Goodwood last year.
On the Lotus30.com
registry the 30-L-20 was listed as missing as of Jan 27th 2003, can anyone confirm that 30-L-20 is now indeed no longer missing ?
Ted Walker replied :
This car is indeed chassis 20 Ex Prophet . It has been restored and in order to make to improve its handling has been fitted with a "JCB"" type body with all the spoilers etc. at the 2010 Revival Matthew was the fastest car through the speed trap recording a speed of 171mph so the JCB mods must work !!!!
Edited by Myhinpaa, 21 October 2021 - 15:15.