Registry – Lotus 30/S2/4

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.

Known Owners
30/S2/4
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” [1]Nye, Doug “Beautiful Miscalculation.” Old Motor. October 1981: p. 41 The car was being driven by Peter Sadler when it crashed.

This car was replaced by 30/S2/9.

Present – Destroyed. The remnants of this chassis presumed to be discarded.


Last modified: Oct 14, 2015 @ 6:45 AM UTC.

References   [ + ]

1. Nye, Doug “Beautiful Miscalculation.” Old Motor. October 1981: p. 41

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