1962 Lotus 19

The ex-Rod Carveth, Bev Spencer, Lotus-Buick 'Monte Carlo'

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1962
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Competition car 
    Yes
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Black
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

The ex-Rod Carveth, Bev Spencer, Rosso Bianco Collection
1962 Lotus-Buick V8 Type 19 'Monte Carlo' Sports Racing Roadster
Chassis no. 932

When Colin Chapman decided to follow the Cooper Car Company's sporting lead into rear-engined design at the end of the 1959 season he produced a new family of Lotus competition cars which would utterly overwhelm the pioneering Cooper designs and totally re-write the record books not only in Formula 1 but also in Formula 2, Formula Junior and in larger-capacity International sports car racing, within the 1½-litre, 2-litre, 2½-litre and ultimately unlimited capacity classes.

While the Lotus Type 15 with its front-engined configuration had achieved a fair measure of success, the replacement rear-engined Type 19 – derived from the parallel Type 18 Formula 1 and minor-Formulae design – was to emerge as something very special.

After the contemporary rear-engined Cooper sports-racing car had been entitled t