1955 Lotus MK IX

ex-Tony Page/Paul Emery

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1955
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Competition car 
    Yes
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    White/Blue
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

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The ex-Tony Page/Paul Emery
1955 Lotus-Climax Mk IX Sports-Racing Two-Seater
Chassis no. 102

The exquisitely proportioned, beautifully compact little Lotus-Climax Mark IX was one of the most popular and widely successful small-capacity sports-racing cars of its contemporary period in 1954-55. This wonderfully well-presented example began life as Tony Page's car, assembled for him by Paul Emery in period and as campaigned by him in July 1955 at Brands Hatch, and that August at Charterhall in Scotland, then in the Goodwood 9-Hours race – in which Mr Page co-drove this then-unpainted car as race number '41, co-driving with Paul Emery of Emeryson Cars fame – followed by further events at Oulton Park, Aintree, Silverstone, back at Goodwood again that September, and then into October in the final major meeting at Castle Combe.

At Goodwood in the 9-Hours International, Tony Page and Paul Emery completed no fewer than 268 laps, finishing f