The new car was never raced by Ian W. and he offered it for sale in Autosport, Jan. 29th/65 (for 3100 GBP). It was bought by a chap from Switzerland, called Kurt Rost, who raced it in 65 in Germany, Austria and the occasional Swiss hillclimb (without much success).
Jn 67 it was sold to a German (Albert Pfuhl) who raced it only a couple of times and the car was stored by 2 different owners from 68 onwards.
So it has not had a very successful history (but which 30/40 has...!!) on the circuits, but was completely original when I found it - even the ignition key was in the dashboard, the little horn (requested by the then sportscar rules) was working and the old Dunlop "green-spot" tyres were still on it's rims.
Only the engine has replaced by a road-going 289-Ford as the last owner had planned to register it on the road (but never succeeded...)
I started restoration quite a few years ago but several other Lotuses for Historic Racing came in between (two 69's, 47, 22).
(Schreiber, Heinz, personal communication, 27 Jan 1995.)