1956 Lotus Eleven

Series 1 Sports-Racing

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1956
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Competition car 
    Yes
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Silver
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

This Lotus 11 is not only one of the best known examples of the legendary Colin Chapman's most beautiful front-engined sports-racing car design but it is also a car which has been in its present ownership for no fewer than 30 years. During this period it has competed in more then 250 Historic sports car races on the world's leading motor racing circuits, including Silverstone, Goodwood, Brands Hatch, Snetterton, Donington Park and Oulton Park in the UK, plus the Nurburgring in Germany, the Monte Carlo street circuit in Monaco, Zolder and Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium, Zandvoort in Holland, Vancouver in Canada, and at such American venues as Laguna Seca, Phoenix, Willow Springs, Portland, Tacoma and Palm Springs.

The car has been proved itself a Historic and Vintage racing front runner and winner. It took the checkered flag first at the pioneering Monaco Historic Grand Prix meeting of 1983, and it won its capacity class in the fondly-remembered British Lloyds & Scottish Cham