Registry – Lotus 30/L/15

Chassis No.
Known Owners
1964 – Duchess Auto (NY, U.S.A.)

1964 – Jerry Crawford (Bow, NH, USA)[1] Raced throughout 1965.

At some point, this car was converted to Weber carburetors and upgraded to Series 2 specifications by Shagarian Racing. It’s believe this occurred midway through the 1965 season after the car had an accident. It was rebuilt and reengineered to have spoilers and a removable tail section. [2]

1965/66 – Sold to unknown Canadian.

1990s – Simon Hadfield / Gilberto Sandretto

Car owned by Sandretto, and raced by either Simon Hadfield or Gilberto Sandretto during this period.

Sandretto win at Cento Ore.

Hadfield win at Macau Grand Prix.

2003 – Car finishes 2nd at Goodwood Revival in the Whitsun Trophy to a Lola T70 after what was by all accounts a really excellent battle. Driven by Simon Hadfield.

2004 – For Sale – offered by Simon Hadfield

ca 2004 – Howard Redhouse

Win at Porto, podium at Dijon and Tour Britannia.

2014 Jun 27 – Auctioned by Bonhams at 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale. [3]

According to the article “Will 1965 be the Year? The Development History of the Biggest Lotus”, Motor, 10 Jun 1965, this was one of 4 Lotus 30s delivered to Duchess Auto. This car was ex-Works on 1 Jan 1965, body color of “BRG”, Lotus Ford V8 Serial Number 1004, and ZF 5DS20 Serial Number unspecified.

This car was auctioned by Bonhams in 27 Jun 2014.

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