1967 Lotus 47

220 cv

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1967
  • Mileage 
    5 000 km / 3 107 mi
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Competition car 
    Yes
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Restored
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Very rare Lotus 47 with a 218 Cv Lotus engine
Elliglible Le Mans Classic https://youtu.be/bBwqRthF_V8

Early 1967    Delivered to Simon De Lautour with 2 liter coventry climax            
    One of two    
    Raced by Winfield Racing            
    Competed in UK events &            
    Nurburgring 1000kms - 1967 - DNF            
    Reims 12 hrs - 1967  - DNF            
    "Karlskoga, Sweden - 1967   Finished 10th overall"         
Oct-67    Sold to David Forte of Mike Spence Ltd. (Lotus dealer)  without engine            
1981    Owned by Victor Walker                        
1981 - 1983    Purchased & Restored by Simon Hadfield ex-ATS F1 crew chief with Lotus twincam            
    "  Simon purchased 3 Lotus 47s from Victor Walker   #s 20, 53, & 81"            
      Email from Simon Hadfield confirms that he purchased the car in fair condition with a twincam engine.              
    "  Simon said ""I do remember that it had not been overly knocked about, then again it was only 14 years old!"""            
      He also confirmed that the car is correctly identified as 47-GT-20            
      He also confirmed that the car had originally been fitted with a 2 liter Coventry Climax engine            
      Car finished in dark blue with no stripe            
                
* 1983 - 1987    "Purchased by C.S.      London, England and United States"            
    Registered with HSCC Great Britain  Vehicle Identity Form - Group 4   Category Historic Spec GT           
* 1987 - 1/30/91    R.M.    "San Francisco, CA"        
* 1/30/91 -     Purchased by Barber Brothers Lotus            
    Purchased from Motor Classic and Competition Corp.            
* 4/16/96 - present    T.S.    "Cincinnati, OH"        
    Currently fitted with low hours 2 liter twincam             
    Engine built by Dave Vegher of Veloce Motors West   218 Bhp 175 ft lbs torque            
                
    Certified to be 1 of 2 LeMans prototypes by Lotus Historian Andrew Ferguson