Lotus 23 B
The car was completely rebuilt in 1984 and registered at that time, she has no name plate or chassis number.
Since it was restored and is in mint condition.
The engine is Lotus Twincam 1558 cc dry sump, power measured at the bench during a recent assembly is 147 hp.
The gearbox is a Hewland Mk8 4 forward and one reverse.
The car is registered for road use, it has a silencer and is equipped with headlights, turn signals, etc ...
Will be delivered along with the car, a set of rims and a set of gear ratio, about two dozen unopened Hewland, various parts including various brake pads and tilting trailer axle 900 kg Gross registered in France.
The car is equipped with three tanks, one in each side and a central pontoon mounted between the seats and the bulkhead firewall, which shows that this car was for endurance races.
The car is equipped with a set of wheels to four fasteners on the front and rear as many Lotus 23B which run today.
It also has a set of wheels to four holes in front and six rear wheels identical to the original that equipped all Lotus racing the 11 series 2, 15, 22, 23, the 25, etc. ...
This is a set of new wheels, aluminum.
The rear hubs have much attachment to six studs like all the Lotus 23, the car is equipped with rear side struts fixed hub with 6 bolts and studs with 4 wheel side.
Did you know that the ACO has refused, on Friday before the event, the Lotus 23 plant starts are 24 hours of Le Mans 1962 precisely what bumper front and rear wheels did not have the same number of points fasteners.
On the night of Friday to Saturday Colin Chapman made special machined spacers in England, then brought them back to him in the same plane on the night of Friday to Saturday, his second passion was flying.
These spacers were attached to the rear hubs and allowed to use four-wheel mounting hole.
This did not prevent the ACO does not allow Colin Chapman's Lotus 23 to align the start.
It was after this incident that he decided that never again did not commit Lotus car at Le Mans, and he kept his promise.