1963 Lotus 27

ex-Fred Wilkinson, Jan Deken, Hans Maasland

Zusammenfassung

  • Baujahr 
    1963
  • Automobiltyp 
    Sonstige
  • Rennwagen 
    Ja
  • Lenkung 
    Links
  • Zustand 
    Gebraucht
  • Markenfarbe außen 
    Green
  • Innenfarbe 
    Sonstige
  • Standort
  • Außenfarbe 
    Sonstige
  • Getriebe 
    Schaltgetriebe
  • Antrieb 
    Zweirad
  • Kraftstoff 
    Benzin

Beschreibung

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The ex-Fred Wilkinson, Jan Deken, Hans Maasland, pioneering monocoque-chassised,
1963 Lotus-Ford Type 27 Racing Single-Seater
Chassis no. 27/JM/6

At the Dutch Grand Prix of 1962 Colin Chapman and Team Lotus introduced their stunningly beautiful, stressed-skin chassised Lotus Type 25 upon an unsuspecting Formula 1 world. Colin had long agonized over the problem of installing and protecting aluminium fuel tanks within a multi-tubular spaceframe chassis. His fertile mind had been drawn to the match-stick man backbone chassis structure for his forthcoming Lotus Elan production sports car. Now he considered ways of adapting such a structure, with such elegant load-bearing and twist-resisting potential, to a single-seater racing car.

In planning lunches at a local restaurant close to his Lotus factory in Delamare Road, Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, he literally sketched upon a table napkin his original scheme to apply a backbone chassis to a