According to the article “Will 1965 be the Year? The Development History of the Biggest Lotus”, Motor, 10 Jun. 1965, this Series 2 Lotus 30 was delivered to JC Bamford. This car was ex-Works on 1965 Mar 05, body color of “Yellow”, Lotus Ford V8 Serial Number 1020, and ZF 5DS20 Serial Number 56.
|1965 – Bamford / JCB (UK)Driven by Trevor Taylor and Peter Sadler.
1965 Jul 24 – This car was “burned out”during practice for the 1965 Martini Trophy at Silverstone. Doug Nye reports that this car was “destroyed during a testing shunt” [ref]Nye, Doug “Beautiful Miscalculation.” Old Motor. October 1981: p. 41[/ref] The car was being driven by Peter Sadler when it crashed.