1960 Lotus 18

Climax Ex-Innes Ireland, Ex-Jim Clark, Grand Prix-Winning

Zusammenfassung

  • Baujahr 
    1960
  • Automobiltyp 
    Sonstige
  • Chassisnummer 
    372
  • Rennwagen 
    Ja
  • Lenkung 
    Links
  • Zustand 
    Gebraucht
  • Markenfarbe außen 
    Green
  • Innenfarbe 
    Sonstige
  • Standort
  • Außenfarbe 
    Sonstige
  • Getriebe 
    Schaltgetriebe
  • Antrieb 
    Zweirad
  • Kraftstoff 
    Benzin

Beschreibung

Coys Auction - The Nürburgring

Germany

Saturday 9th August 2008 Motor Cars at 17:00
Viewing: Friday 8th August from 10:00 to 19:00
Saturday from 10:00

Admission by catalogue only - admits two.

In 1957 Cooper had turned the design of Grand Prix cars on its head when the Surbiton concern ran the sports’ first ever rear-engined Formula One car, the potential of which was truly shown when the T43-Climax won the opening two GPs the following season. Although some rival teams would persevere with front-engined machines, Cooper had started a revolution and such was the performance advantage – the engine layout both reducing weight and increasing front aerodynamics – of its T43, T45 and T51-Climaxes that, by 1959, cemented by Jack Brabham taking that year’s World Championship, it was abundantly clear that they had little choice but to follow suit.

Colin Chapman was one of those who had spent far too long attempting to