1954 Lotus MK VI

Zusammenfassung

  • Baujahr 
    1954
  • Automobiltyp 
    Cabriolet / Roadster
  • Rennwagen 
    Ja
  • Lenkung 
    Rechts
  • Zustand 
    Gebraucht
  • Markenfarbe außen 
    Bare Metal
  • Innenfarbe 
    Sonstige
  • Standort
  • Außenfarbe 
    Sonstige
  • Getriebe 
    Schaltgetriebe
  • Antrieb 
    Zweirad
  • Kraftstoff 
    Benzin

Beschreibung

Chassis no. Mk6/24 (see text)

The Glasius Collection includes a magnificent cross-section of Lotus cars ranging in date from the early-to-mid-1950s into 2000. This Lotus Mark VI – which is offered here complete with FIA documentation and which was campaigned by former British Saloon Car Champion John Fitzpatrick in the 2002 Goodwood Revival Meeting – represents the earliest period of Lotus Engineering Company car manufacture for general sale.

The prototype Lotus Mark VI was first road registered on July 8, 1952, as 'XML 6'. Michael and Nigel Allen, Colin Chapman and Hazel Williams all drove the new Lotus in races at Silverstone that July and an 'Ecurie Lotus' entry saw Michael Allen practice for the International 'Daily Mail' 100-Mile sports car race at Boreham in August.

However, on the way back to the circuit from North London on race day, Nigel Allen was the luckless driver as the car was written off against a bread van. For once Lotus was con