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1960 Lotus Type 18 Formula Junior Exclusive SOLD

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Serial Number: 18J803
Frame Number: 987158
Logbooks: CSRG, VARA
Condition: Excellent
Price: $45,000 USD
Location: Northern California, US
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Description

This car has been completely restored. Steve Miller stripped it to the bare chassis, refurbished it, reinforced it structurally, and painted it. The suspension is nickel plated and incorporates Hiem joints for adjustability. The body is refurbished and has yellow Imron with a green stripe. Restoration has been done by Stephen Patience Restorations and Phill Reilly & Co. from 1985 to 1996. The engine was prepared by Phil Reilly & Co. in 1995 and after 8 races was removed for a rebuild in July 1998. A Mk9 Hewland transaxle was provided by Taylor Race Engineering and fitted in December 1997. There are zero hours on the car since rebuild. Total receipts for restoration and maintenance exceed $93,000. Two Renault transaxles are supplied as spares for those required to employ them.

History

This example of the milestone Lotus 18 is fully documented with each of the eight owners since the original sale in May of 1960 in New York. The ownership trail is as follows:

May 5,1960William StevensonMt. Kisco, NY
March 1,1966Larry StrubleSalina, KS
March 31,1969Fred DyerSanta Clara, CA
February 19,1970Ralph NygarrdSpokane, WA
November 9,1971Patrick MackeySpokane, WA
Ronald LawsonSpokane, WA
September 28,1984Don SandySan Rafael, CA
October 26, 1996current ownerCalifornia

It has been historic raced on the West Coast since the late eighties with appearences including the Monterey Historics.

Recent Competition History

1st Sear Point '96, 1st Pomona '97, 2nd Tustin '97

Engine

Fuel System

Oil/Water System

Gearbox

Final Drive

Body

Chassis

Interior

Spares


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