• Year of manufacture 
    1962
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    SB1427
  • Engine number 
    S435/59E
  • Lot number 
    18923
  • Reference number 
    REC11739-1
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Performance 
    106 PS / 78 kW / 105 BHP

Description

This venerable road/race S2 vacated the Cheshunt factory in March 1962 and was delivered to its first owner, a Mr A G Shepherd of Ilford, Essex four months later. Our vendor informs us that ‘559 UYM’ has contested and been very competitive in the HSCC’s popular Historic Roadsports series for no less than 15 years, and for the first three seasons of his tenure (2017-2019), it competed without fault during numerous visits to a variety of circuits including Silverstone, Croft, Snetterton, Oulton Park, Anglesey and Spa. Following that spell of hard graft it was treated to an engine and gearbox refresh in preparation for the 2020 season. However, that year of competition was of course lost to COVID 19 and, though the little Lotus has not ventured onto road or track since, it remains ‘good to go’.

It is powered by a pre-crossflow Ford engine coupled to a five-speed manual gearbox. The alloy-panelled bodywork is complemented by green fibreglass rear wings and a yellow nosecone, while the car comes with the choice of alloy and fibreglass front wings. The functional driver’s office is trimmed in red and features a fibreglass bucket seat, Momo steering wheel and a pair of Aeroscreens. The Minilite-style alloy wheels are shod with Toyo Proxes tyres, and among the host of additional equipment accompanying the Lotus are: another set of tyres, windscreen, wipers, a full complement of weather gear, long range fuel tank and car cover. The on board safety equipment includes a substantial roll-over bar, Willans harness and plumbed-in fire system. The car will have its windscreen and full front wings back on giving it more of a road car look whilst it's racing pedigree is undoubted. It will also receive a full refresh service, mechanical oils etc ensuring it is fully Day 1 track/road ready.Familiar to the Historic Lotus Register, ‘559 UYM’ is being offered complete with a Lotus Vehicle Provenance Certificate and extensive history.

Available by separate negotiation, the vendor also has a purpose-built Ifor Williams enclosed trailer for the Lotus Seven.

The trailer has a galvanised chassis with polished aluminium body, and includes internal winch and tyre rack. This is not included in the sale of the Lotus, but can be discussed after the sale if desired.

**Saleroom Announcement**

Spares included in the sale are, amongst other things, as follows: windscreen, wiper motor, set of side screens, tonneau cover, two covers, spare rear diff, spare gearbox, pair of green running board wings, spare fuel tank, set of four wet tyres and wheels, two spare wheels c/w slick tyres, set of four slick tyres, two boxes of electrical and engine spares (coils/distributor/filters etc). Basically all you need and more to take the car to the trackside and to compete.