Type - Lotus 54 - Road version Lotus 47,
2 seater Sport GT
(The only one in Malta)
Model - 1969 (Hand built by Lotus, Norwich)
Mileage - 21,800
Colour - Red (Still with original factory spray)
Interior - Black trim with walnut dashboard
Engine - Lotus prepared R16
Kerb Wt. - 650 Kgs.
Equipment - Full instrumentation, electric windows,
alloy wheels, Goodyear NCT Tyres, el.ign.
Condition - Excellent throughout (Never raced)
VRT Certificate, Classic Car ins.
Comments - The car is in a very good condition and has spent its entire life in a garage in Malta, Europe. (Car is all original and mileage is 21800 from new)
It has collectors value as it is a rare black badge limited edition version. The badges were issued, just for one month's production, on new Lotus cars as a sign of mourning, hence the black colour, after the death of Double World Champion Jim Clark who was killed in April of 1968, at Hockenheim, Germany, while driving a Lotus Type 48 in a Formula 2 race.
The bodyshell is the original 'pure' Europa design just before safety legislative specifications in Briton forced Lotus to alter the headlamp surrounds and the back side fins to improve rearview visibility but at a cost to the overall streamlined shape of the car. The same happened with the E-Type Jaguar of the same era.
The condition of the car is not the result of a restoration project but is as bought new and kept garaged and looked after by its one and present owner.
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Alexander De Bono
The Lotus Type 46 Europa (Europe) was designed by genius engineer Colin Chapman in 1966.
Lotus won the Formula 1 World Championship in 1963 and 1965, and Indianapolis in 1965.
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