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1955 Lotus MK9 For Sale

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  • 1955
  • Bedford Hills
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Price POA
Ad Type For Sale
Category Classic Cars
Make Lotus
Model MK IX
Year 1955
Mileage 100 miles
Country USA
Town Bedford Hills
Telephone +14127375593
Status Private
Date 29-Jun-2020
Ref C1219902
This rare MK9 is ready to compete in vintage racing events with a restoration completed with just that in mind.

1955 Lotus MK IX, s/n 136 History
Make Lotus
Model MK IX
Chassis No. MK 9 136
Engine No. FWB 400-8 6879
This is an original MK IX Lotus Competition Car that was completed in the Fall of 1955 by Colin Chapman’s Lotus Engineering Co. Ltd. Few original production records for these ultra-rare Sports Racers survive. Depending on what source is sighted, no fewer than 22 and certainly no more than 30 different examples were completed. How many of these that survive today remains unknown.

Chassis 136 was one of the complete non-component cars sold and exported new as a complete running / racing car Sports International/Le Mans model. The original sale was done through Ken Miles out of Los Angeles California who for a short while in 1955 was the official Lotus Agent for the United States. Miles apparently ordered up five examples including one for himself.

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Based on current research, chassis 136 was sold as a new car to either Harvey Mayer of Costa Mesa,California or to Charles Willis of Los Angeles, California. In the hands of either driver the car was raced extensively and the races for both driver's are documented.

Restored and race prepped.

Engine is proper period FWB 1500cc (1460cc) # 130, built by Phil Reilly.
Not Alfin Drum rear brakes, but Rear Discs.
Fitted Fuel Cell.
Roll Bar as noted in pics.
Head lights which fold into the engine compartment. Driving lights in front cowl.
Tonneau, and when removed, wind deflector faring for passenger.
Original body and chassis.
Comes with a CD of the restoration process. Large amount of pics as well in separate files.
Miles are NA since restoration.
Car has a title.

Would consider a trade for a McLaren 650S or 570S White Convertible, Red or black interior, even a really fantastic MP4.
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