Formula Libre Lotus 22 with a 1558 Twin Cam mated to a Hewland mk8/9 gearbox.
This car started out as one of the Jim Russells Race School cars. Jim was contacted by Carol Shelby on behalf of MGM and asked to supply 20 mocked up F1 cars. This car was the only Lotus to be used as a Lotus in the film. The rest were made to look like Ferrari's, BRM’s et etc.
One of seven factory made cars Powered by a Lotus Dry Sump Twin Cam engine this car was originally prepared for the Formula B and Atlantic series.
The car is in fine fettle and includes new front-end suspension, uprights, hubs, discs , calipers and nickel plated wish bones.
Detachable period correct steering wheel fitted
This car has been used for demonstrations runs, sprints and shows.
You will note that the front has a longer style F1 nose cone for use in the film. There is lots of documented information on this car.
MSA Competition Log book included
The sale included lots of memorabilia including films still and a original Grand Prix framed posted and various magazine articles on the car.
1964 Lotus Elan race car rebuilt to FIA appendix K spec, new engine built by LH Owen (Lester Owen) using new SAS cylinder head zero miles. Suspension recently uprated and set up by Rickets Racing......