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1961 Lotus Type 18/21 Formula 1 SOLD

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Serial Number: 918
Gearbox Number: HD5
Logbooks: FIA papers
Condition: mint, race ready
Price: £65,000 GBP
Location: London, England
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This 1961 Lotus 18/21 was built for UDT Laystall. It was built as a Formula 1 18/21 and is not an upgraded F1 or F2 18. It features the smoother 21 bodywork and the top link rear suspension. Laystall worked with Hewland to develop a Formula 1 gearbox, the HD5 (Hewlands first purpose made gearbox) and this car ran with one of the prototype HD gearboxes, as well as a Colotti. It is now fitted with an early HD5. It has a fantastic period racing record, and was driven by many famous drivers. It has been completely rebuilt and raced successfully since then, accumulating an impressive Hitorics record.


3/6/61Silver City TrophyBrands HatchStirling Moss1st
20/8/61KanonloppetKarlskogaStirling Moss1st
27/8/61Danish GPRoskildeMasten Gregory8th in heat 1
3/9/61Modena GPModenaHenry Taylorrtd
10/9/61Italian GPMonzaHenry Taylor12th
23/9/61Gold CupOulton ParkHenry Taylor8th
8/10/61US GPWatkins GlenOlivier Gendebien11th
17/12/61Natal GPWestmeadStirling Moss2nd
26/12/61South African GPEast LondonStirling Moss2nd
23/4/62Pau GPPauMaurice Trintignant1st
12/5/62International TrophySilverstoneMaurice Trintignantrtd
11/6/622000 GuineasMallory ParkGraham Hill3rd
17/6/62Belgian GPSpaLucien Bianchi9th
30/3/63Lombank GPSnettertonAdam Wyllie7th
27/4/63Aintree 200AintreeJock Russellrtd
14/3/63Daily Mirror TrophySnettertonJock Russellrtd

Jock Russell continued to race the car in Formula Libre – with a Boss Ford engine, eventually crashing it whereupon the remains were put into storage, until found in 1993

Recent Competition History

Raced at British Grand Prix support race & Coys Historic Festival at Silverstone in 1997, driven by Mark Gillies.
Raced at Lotus 50th anniversary meeting, Brands Hatch in 1998, driven by Mark Linstone.


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Oil/Water System


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