Lotus 30 and 40 Registry

Below is a List of chassis numbers with the original known owners. The list was adapted from an article in article “Will 1965 be the Year? The Development History of the Biggest Lotus”, Motor, 10 Jun. 1965.

In 2015, I received a scan of a hand-written Lotus 30 registry. I’m not sure what the source of this image is. I don’t think it’s a copy of a Lotus factory production record of these cars – I understand that the Lotus factory used to record this info on something like a 3×5″ card. I’ve heard that years ago the factory would let people have access to these card for research purposes, but people had been stealing them at they restricted access.

This scanned Registry not only shows owners, but engine and transmission serial numbers, body color, and ex-works date. Unfortunately, the list does not show any chassis numbers past 30/S2/6. (Info for the remaining chassis has been kindly supplied by Clive Chapman.) It appears that this hand-written list only had enough lines on the to record this number of chassis – perhaps the back of the sheet has the rest of the information recorded on that side?

The table below tries to merge the info found in the sources above, along with details from numerous other sources.

Follow the links to learn more about the cars and the owners.

Chassis No.
Known Owners

Lotus 30 Series 1

1964 – Ian Walker Racing (UK) (Prototype). Ex-Works Date: 1964 Apr 13. Ex-Works Body Color: BRG.

1964 Apr 18 – Aintree 200, #82, Driver: Jim Clark, Entrant: Ian Walker Team Lotus, 2nd Place. [ref]http://www.racingsportscars.com/chassis/30__L__1.html[/ref] First appearance of a Lotus 30 on track.

1964 May 2 – Silverstone International, #55, Driver: Jim Clark / Tony Hegbourne, Entrant: Ian Walker Team Lotus, DNA.

1964 May 17 – Mallory Park, #43, Driver: Jim Clark, Entrant: Ian Walker, 1st place.

1964 Jul 11 – GP Brands Hatch, #3, Driver: Tony Hegbourne, Entrant: Ian Walker Team Lotus, DNS / Car Destroyed – Crashed during practice at the Dingle Dell section of Brands Hatch, by Tony Hegbourne in practice. The body was said to have “exploded into literally thousands of pieces”. [ref]Nye, Doug, Beautiful Miscalculation, Old Motor, Oct. 1981, p. 40.[/ref]

The remains of this car was rebuilt into 30/L/17.

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

1964 – Bob Challman (CA, U.S.A.) (Listed as “B. Challman – Team Lotus” on the scanned Lotus 30 Chassis List.) Ex-Works Date: 1964 Jul 06. Ex-Works Body Color: BRG.

1964 Oct 11 – Raced by Jim Clark at 1964 Riverside Times GP.

1964 – Raced by Bill Krause (CA, U.S.A.)

1964 Oct 17 – SCCA Laguna Seca Regional, Car #28, Winner

1964 Oct 18 – Laguna Seca 200 Miles, Car #28, 10th (DNF) – Heat 1: 4th, Heat 2:22nd (DNF) [ref]http://www.racingsportscars.com/type/archive/Lotus/30.html Retreived 2015-Aug-15[/ref]

1965 – 66 Raced by Bob Challman (CA, U.S.A.)

1966 – Converted to “Cherokee Mk One” by Bob Challman.1966 Apr 24 – Entered by Ecurie Shirlee in the Stardust Grand Prix, Las Vegas, NV, USA

???? – Present – Morris Kindig. [ref]Morris Kindig, personal communication with Andy Bradshaw, 2015 Jul 30.[/ref]

1964 – Bob Challman (CA, U.S.A.) Ex-Works Date: pre-1964 Oct 10. Ex-Works Body Color: BRG (BRG when seen at 1964 Riverside GP.)

1964 Oct 11 – To be raced by Mike Spence at the Riverside 200 Times GP. Spence was unable to qualify the car.

1964 Oct 11 – John Masterson (CA, U.S.A.)

1964 Oct 17 – SCCA Laguna Seca Regional, DNF

1964 Oct 18 – Laguna Seca 200 Miles, Car #222. DNQ – Raced and crashed in consolation race. [ref]http://www.racingsportscars.com/type/archive/Lotus/30.html Retreived 2015-Aug-15[/ref]

1966 – converted into PAM Lotus 30 by Dick Guldstrand. “Driver – Dick Guldstrand, Owner – John Masterson” painted on door of the car.

Present – Missing


1964 – Jack Wheeler (ON, Canada) Autosport Ltd. Ex-Works Date: pre-1964 Nov 29. Ex-Works Body Color: Dark Blue.

1964 Sep 26 – Raced by Jim Clark, 4th Canadian Grand Prix for The Pepsi- Cola Trophy, Mosport, CDN, Result: did not finish (Overheating), Grid: 5th (1:32.500)[ref]http://www.racingsportscars.com/results/Mosport-1964-09-26.html[/ref]

1964 Oct 10 – Craig Hill (CDN)

1964 Nov 29 – Craig Hill (CDN) – SCCA Regional Marlboro [Modified][ref]http://www.racingsportscars.com/type/archive/Lotus/30.html Retreived 2015-Aug-15[/ref]

mid-1960s – Craig Hill (Canada) / Chip Comstock Racing???? Craig supposedly sold a share of the car to Chip Comstock.
pre-2005 – Present – Lynn Ball (Canada)


1964 – J. Frank Harrison, Jr. (U.S.A.) – (Listed as “J F Harrison”) [ref]http://www.themaseraticlub.com/ITOL_Harrison.html Retrieved 8/08/15.)[/ref] Ex-Works Date: 1964 Sep 23. Ex-Works Body Color: White.

1964 Dec 6 – Anson Johnson (USA) Nassau Trophy Race – Car #43, 10th  place [ref]http://www.racingsportscars.com/type/archive/Lotus/30.html Retreived 2015-Aug-15[/ref]

pre-2000 – Julio Palmaz, Jr.

2001 Oct – “Bad Karma” article, Vintage Racecar

2007 – Jeff and Jacqulyn Mincheff, Portland, OR

2011 – Present – Bob Tkacik (MA, USA)

2015 – For Sale – Car listing here. [ref]http://mainelineexotics.com/team/lotus-30/ – Retrieved 2015-Sep 26[/ref]

1964 – Lotus Southwest (TX, U.S.A.)

Ex-Works Date: 1964 Dec 18. Ex-Works Body Color: Black.

???? – Morris Kindig (CA, U.S.A.)
ca. 1996 – Sanehiro Nozaki (Japan). Sold in ca. 2006
Kindig_Morris-Lotus 30-Orig
Present – Missing
1964 – Duchess Auto (Duchess Autos Inc, Lotus East Racing, Main St, Millerton, New York, USA) Ex-Works Date: 1964 Nov 11. Ex-Works Body Color: Red.

1964 Dec 4 – Newton B Davis (USA), #33 Nassau Trophy Race, 42nd place, DNF

1964 Dec 6 – Newton B Davis (USA), #33 Nassau Trophy Race, 52nd place, DNF [ref]http://www.racingsportscars.com/type/archive/Lotus/30.html Retreived 2015-Aug-15[/ref]

1964 – Anson Johnson (USA) – Raced at Nassau, Bahamas, 11 Nov. 1964, and in several SCCA races. After that, it has been said that the car was used for parties! Stored in race condition.

1978 – Hans Olaf Rocke (Islamorada, FL, USA)

1979 – Alex Seldon (Guildford, Surrey, UK)

Seldon updated the car to Series 2 specs with 15 inch wheels and detachable chassis section.  Competitively raced in Historics.

This car was the focus of an article by Doug Nye in the October 1981 issue of Old Motor magazine titled, “Beautiful Miscalculation”. The car was finished in red and in “gorgeous” condition.

For sale in 1981.

1981 – Jeffrey Wakelin (UK)

1981 – Unknown Owner (CA, USA)

1999 – Mike Paton (CA, USA)

2001 – Marcel Pund, Galerie Du Darnier  (FR)

2002 – On sale at Retromobile show in Paris, France. The car was in need of a complete restoration at this point.

2002 Feb – 2012? – Gerard Marcy (BE)

2003 – 2005 – Restoration performed by Belgian race car specialist and former F1 driver and Le Mans participant Bernard de Dryver.

2009 – Displayed at Retromobile show.

2009 Feb 07 Auctioned by Bonhams. [ref] https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/17043/lot/138/[/ref] Estimated price: $250,000 – 360,000. Car remained unsold.

2012 Apr – Present – Anthony Schrauwen (BE)  Current Owner.

1964 – Lotus Southwest (TX, USA) Ex-Works Date: 1964 Dec 30. Ex-Works Body Color: Light Blue.

1965 Jan 31 – Homer Rader (TX, USA) SCCA Regional Corpus Christi, Started.  [ref]http://www.racingsportscars.com/type/archive/Lotus/30.html Retreived 2015-Aug-15[/ref]

1965 Feb 14 – Homer Rader (TX, USA) Green Valley CM – Winner [ref]http://www.racingsportscars.com/type/archive/Lotus/30.html Retreived 2015-Aug-15[/ref]

1966 – Leroy Melcher Jr. – ran in several Texas SCCA and CanAm races .

Melcher Photo Here
1966 – Bill Kirtley

Appeared in a major Hollywood movie.

Club Raced

mid-1970s – road registered

1996 – 2000 restoration

Present – Jay Embree (CA, USA) [ref]http://www.conceptcarz.com/vehicle/z13055/lotus-type-30.aspx[/ref]

2017 May 5 – Listed for Sale

Embree Photo Here
30/L/9 1964 – Ian Raby (U.K.) Ex-Works Date: 1964 Oct 08. Ex-Works Body Color: Light Blue.

Ian Raby was a sports and raing car agent located in Brighton, U.K.

1964 – Randy Hilton / Hilton Racing (USA). Driver: Chuck Parsons

Hilton Photo Here
1965 Dec 15 – Bob McLean (BC, Canada)

Bob McLean was the 1965 Canadian Sports Car Champion. McLean purchased the car from Randy Hilton Racing for $3200 for the car less engine with all spare parts owned by Hilton.

Tragedy struck as McLean died at the Sebring 12 Hours race on 1966 Mar 26 in an accident while driving the Comstock Racing GT-40. McLean was never able to race this car.

 McLean Photo Here
ca. 1969 – Jake Rempel (BC, Canada) – Raced for a while and then crashed – converted to F5000 car.  Rempel Photo Here
ca. 1989 to Present – Bill Peter (WI, USA)[ref]Personal communication with Bill Peter via email, 1 Jun 2016[/ref]

The remains of the Rempel Mk 1 consist of suspension parts, wheels, uprights, brakes, and steering rack.

This chassis number may not have been used. Ex-Works Date: NA. Ex-Works Body Color: NA.

Morris Kindig has a spare Series One chassis – perhaps that chassis was to be this car number…

Present – Missing.
1964 – David Prophet (UK) Ex-Works Date: 1964 Sep 27. Ex-Works Body Color: Super White.

1964 Oct 31-  David Prophet (GB)/Brausch Niemann (ZA), Kyalami 9 Hours, Car #3 – Started [ref]http://www.racingsportscars.com/type/archive/Lotus/30.html Retreived 2015-Aug-15[/ref]

1964 Dec 12 –  South African Sports Car Championship Kyalami Grand Prix – DNF [ref]http://www.racingsportscars.com/type/archive/Lotus/30.html Retreived 2015-Aug-15[/ref]

1965 Jan 1 – Jos van Altena (ZA) SA SCC East London, Car #30 – 2nd place (1st in Class A) [ref]http://www.racingsportscars.com/type/archive/Lotus/30.html Retreived 2015-Aug-15[/ref]

1965 Jan 9 – Jos van Altena (ZA) SA SCC Killarney – DNF (Accident, fire) [ref]http://www.racingsportscars.com/type/archive/Lotus/30.html Retreived 2015-Aug-15[/ref]

This chassis was replaced by 30/L/20 after it was used on a strenuous South African tour in 1964-65.

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

1964 – Lotus Southwest (TX, U.S.A.) Ex-Works Date: 1964 Dec 30. Ex-Works Body Color: BRG.

1966-67 Robert J. Shaw (Rockford, IL, USA)

1968-71 Richard Dagiel (Medinah, IL, USA)

1971- ca. 1973 Dieter Lewis (Nashville, TN, USA)

Chuck Gains (Manchester, MO, USA)

Robert Seiffert (Boulder, CO, USA)

John Douglas (Salt Lake City, UT, USA)

John Yasenko (Tooele, UT, USA)

George Raterink (Mead, CO, USA)

Nick Sorprano (White Plains, NY, USA)

Imported into the UK by Richard Drewett

1980s – Paul Matty (UK) – restored car and raced it competitively in UK hillclimbs.

2003 – Present – Andrew Bradshaw (UK)
1964 – Automóvel Touring Clube de Angola (Automobile Club of Angola) Ex-Works Date: NA. Ex-Works Body Color: Dark Blue.

1964 – Driver – Alvaro Lopes (AGO).

Present – Missing.
1964 – Lotus Southwest (TX, U.S.A.) Ex-Works Date: 1964 Dec 29. Ex-Works Body Color: Blue.

???? – Ray Anderson (U.S.A.?)???

ca. 1986 – David Cohen (BC, Canada)???

Present – Missing.
1964 – Duchess Auto (NY, U.S.A.) Ex-Works Date: 1965 Jan 01. Ex-Works Body Color: BRG.

1964 – Jerry Crawford (Bow, NH, USA)[ref]http://www.racingsportscars.com/chassis/archive/30-Crawford%23.html[/ref]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. [ref]http://www.bonhams.com/auctions/21906/lot/362/[/ref]

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. [ref]http://www.bonhams.com/auctions/21906/lot/362/[/ref]

1964 Simon de Latour (UK) Ex-Works Date: 1965 Jan 11. Ex-Works Body Color: Super White.

de Latour raced the car a few times in 1965 with a best finish of 2nd place at Brands Hatch on 1965 Aug 07 (First in class of S+1.15). [ref]http://www.racingsportscars.com/driver/archive/Simon-De%20Lautour-GB.html[/ref]

1965 – John Nicholson / Farnborough Racing (GBR).

Note: This is not the John Nicholson that later went to to found Nicholson/McLaren Engines, Ltd., preparer of Ford Cosworth racing engines.)

Nicholson raced this car several times in 1966 [ref]http://www.racingsportscars.com/chassis/archive/30__L__14.html[/ref]

pre-1966 Apr 8

1967 – car for sale by David Prophet (GBR)

1967 – Göte Ingvar Johansson (SWE)

1967 Apr 30 – Photos of Lotus 30/L/16 Coupe, Ring-Knutstorp Sports Car Race

1968 – Jan Hillman (SWE)

1973 – Jan Rosberg (SWE)

1978/9 – Lasse Widenborg  (SWE)

UNK – Lasse Widenborg (SWE)

UNK – Leif Norberg (SWE)

2014 (summer) – Present – Magnus Ahlqvist (SWE) Current Owner.

 1964 – Ian Walker (replacement car) See 30/L/1. Ex-Works Date: post-1964 Jul 11, pre-1965 Jan 29. Ex-Works Body Color: Black.

(NOTE: This car is listed as being sold to Duchess Auto on the scanned Lotus 30 Chassis List.)

This car was built around the surviving parts from the crash of chassis 30/L/1.

This car was never raced by Ian Walker Racing

1965-Jan-29 Offered for sale in Autosport for 3100 GBP.

1965 – Kurt Rost (Switzerland)

Rost raced the car in Germany and Austria and the occasional Swiss hill climb.

1967 – Albert Pfuhl (Germany) Raced a few times by Pfuhl.

1968 – Stored by a couple different owners from 1968 to the early 1980s.

1980s (early) – Present – Heinz Schreiber (Germany)

Car under restoration in 2005. [ref]Heinz Schreiber, personal communication, 2005[/ref]

1964 – B. White – “B. White” appears to be Bernard White, cousin of Vic Wilson. Ex-Works Date: 1964 Nov 13. Ex-Works Body Color: BRG.

It’s not known if White owned the car, or simply placed the order, similar to the entry for the Willment Team car which has the team manager “J. Uren” (Jeff Uren) listed.[ref] Alan Brown, (personal communication, July 28, 2015) “I think “B White” must be Bernard White. He entered a F1 BRM for his cousin Vic Wilson in 1966 under the name Team Chamaco Collect, and then ran a F3 Brabham for Ben Moore in 1967 so it all connects up.[/ref]

1965 – Team Chamaco Collect, driver Vic Wilson

Bonhams believes this car was replaced with 30/S2/8. [ref]https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/14261/lot/238/[/ref]

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

1964 – Gratz (U.S.A.) Ex-Works Date: 1964 Dec 03. Ex-Works Body Color: Red + Yellow Stripe.

Present – Missing
1964 – David Prophet (replacement chassis) Ex-Works Date: NA. Ex-Works Body Color: NA.

1968 Feb – Advertisement in Autosport for ex-David Prophet Lotus 30/40 GT. £2,650.

1968 – Present – Bill Orr (VA, USA)

Purchased directly from D. Prophet [ref] Bill Orr, personal communication via email, Jul. 28, 2015 [/ref]

Mr. Orr wrote, “I bought the car from David Prophet (I thought) in 1968. It came with an integrated gullwing top. It has been in my keep ever since . It needed total restoration from receipt. Restoration didn’t begin until the early the early nineties, and for the most part completed before the end of the nineties. It was converted back to roadster form. Small repairs, updates and improvements have continued until present. Sadly, it has never been raced during my ownership.”

1964 – J. Fisher (USA) Ex-Works Date: NA. Ex-Works Body Color: BRG.

The following is from Motorsport, Sept. 1964 [ref] http://www.motorsportmagazine.com/archive/issue/september-1964[/ref]

John Fisher is a car and motorcycle dealer in Portsmouth and has been
sponsoring a racing team since 1954. His main driver has been Bruce
Milford, who drove his Lister-Jaguar and a singleseater Lotus in
numerous races. Les Leston has also driven for the team. John Fisher
retired from sponsoring racing in 1960 at the same time as Bruce
Halford, but this year they both decided to come out of retirement,
and a Ford VS-engined Lotus 30 was ordered last winter. This car,
with Chassis number 5, was promised for April but has still not
arrived, so the team’s re-entry into racing looks like having a very
short first season.

John Fisher participates in racing for pleasure but the team is
sponsored by his company, of which he is Managing Director, and he
feels that the publicity may well have some beneficial effect on the

The team is run as a spare-time occupation with one mechanic and
Fisher acting as team manager. No assistance is received from the
manufacturers and the team is contracted to 13.13. for fuel.

Despite the delay in receiving the Lotus the team will probably carry
on racing it next season.

NOTE: This chassis number is listed twice on the scanned Lotus 30 Chassis List! First entry lists D. Prophet, second lists J. Fisher.
Confirmed this chassis belongs to Bill Orr.

1964 – Duchess Auto (NY, U.S.A.) Ex-Works Date: 1964 Nov 20. Ex-Works Body Color: BRG.

Present – Missing
1964 – “May not have been used” per Motor. “WROTTERSLEY” per the scanned Lotus 30 Chassis List. Ex-Works Date: NA. Ex-Works Body Color: Light Blue.

Possibly “Richard Wrottesley”? The Hon. Richard Wrottesley was a gentleman racer known for driving a Lister Jag in the 1960s. In 1965, he did several races in a couple Elvas.

Present – Missing

1964 – DEVELOPMENT per Motor. “Auto Club De Angola” per the scanned Lotus 30 Chassis List. Ex-Works Date: NA. Ex-Works Body Color: Red + White Stripe.

Present – Missing

Lotus 30 Series 2

1965 – Team Lotus (UK) Ex-Works Date: NA. Ex-Works Body Color: BRG.

Present – Missing



1965 – John Dean (UK) Ex-Works Date: 1965 Dec 18? Ex-Works Body Color: BRG.

1967 – John Macdonald (HK)

Purchased from John Dean in the summer of 1967 (John tested the car at Silverstone prior to purchase). Raced by Macdonald in Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, and Japan from 1967-1968.

1968 Mar 24 – Katsuomi Shiozawa (JP) [ref]http://forums.autosport.com/topic/199390-span-inc-lotus-30/[/ref]

Shiozawa put his own body on the car. John Macdonald commented “thus replacing the only beautiful thing about it”! [ref]Angus Lamont, Personal communication, 2011 Feb 24./[/ref]

Present – Missing

1965 – Lotus Suisse (CH) Ex-Works Date: NA. Ex-Works Body Color: P.O. Red.

1965 – Karl Foitek (CH) Car delivered directly to Vienna, Austria for the Preis von Wien.

1965 Apr 11 – Aspern (CH), Preis von Wien, Curd-Barry-Gedenkrennen, Team: ÖASC/Squadra Foitek (CH), Results: DNF [ref]href=”http://www.racingsportscars.com/driver/archive/Karl-Foitek-CH.html[/ref] – suspension failure [ref]http://forums.autosport.com/topic/199791-lotus-suisse-and-pius-zund/[/ref]

1965 Apr 11 – Fritz Baumann

1965 –  Pius Zünd/Ecurie Filipinetti

1965 Nov 28 – Car appears to have been destroyed in an accident at the VIII Grande Prémio de Angola at Circuito da Fortaleza, Luanda, Angola. The car had a suspension failure which caused the accident. [ref]http://www.autodiva.fr/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=8&hilit=cegga&start=120[/ref]

pre-1968 – Franco Sbarro (CH) – converted car into the Sbarro ACA Dominique III road-going coupe

1965 – Bamford / JCB (UK) Ex-Works Date: 1965 Mar 05. Ex-Works Body Color: Yellow.

Driven by Trevor Taylor and Peter Sadler.

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.

This car was replaced by 30/S2/9.

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

1965-67? – Willment (UK) “J. Uren” per the scanned Lotus 30 Chassis List. Ex-Works Date: 1965 Apr 26. Ex-Works Body Color: P.O. Red.

1968 Mar – Advertisement in Autosport showing the Willment car for sale. “Lotus 30/40 Sports Racer Ex Jim Clark, Frank Gardner, Jack Sears” £1,495.

1969 – John Lyon, Sponsor: Everoak Helmets? [ref]http://www.racingsportscars.com/chassis/30-Lyon%23.html[/ref]

1970-1973 – Paul Gresham (UK) – Driver: John Markey

1978 – Richard Keyes and John Strange (USA) Purchased from car dealer Gordon Keller.

ca. 1990 – Richard Keyes (USA) – current owner.
1965 – Dauwe (BE) Ex-Works Date: 1965 Mar 13? Ex-Works Body Color: P.O. Red.

Probably raced by “Eldé” (Léon Dernier) or “Jean Beurlys” (Jean Blaton), both Belgian drivers.

Present – Missing

1965 – Dauwe (BE) Ex-Works Date: NA. Ex-Works Body Color: BRG.

Probably raced by “Eldé” (Léon Dernier) or “Jean Beurlys” (Jean Blaton), both Belgian drivers.

???? – In Canada

1978 – David Whiteside (USA)

Purchased from car dealer Gordon Keller.

???? – Ray Anderson (U.S.A.?)?

ca. 1986 – David Cohen (BC, Canada)????

pre-2003 – Barber Museum

1965 – Span Inc. (USA) Ex-Works Date:  NA. Ex-Works Body Color: Dark Blue.

Span Inc. was an imported car dealership in Madison, Wis. They handled a number of lines of cars. including Triumph and Lotus.[ref]http://forums.autosport.com/topic/199390-span-inc-lotus-30/#entry7313523[/ref] However it does seem unlikely that the car would have been sold to a dealer in the USA and then remained in the UK…

Bonhams believes this car was a replacement for the Bernard White / Vic Wilson 30/L/18. [ref]https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/14261/lot/238/[/ref]

1965 – Ben Moore (GB)[ref]http://www.racingsportscars.com/driver/archive/Ben-Moore-GB.html[/ref]

1966 – John Berry (GB) / Thomas Motors Blackpool[ref]http://www.racingsportscars.com/driver/archive/John-Berry-GB.html[/ref]

1967 Jun 17 – For Sale by Thomas Motors in Autosport

The car was listed as a Lotus “40” in the advertisement. Advert states, “Quick Sale $6400.”

1980 – For Sale – Advert in Autosport says car only raced 13 times, twice by seller.

ca. 1980 – Doug Nye, noted motorsport author.

by 2000 – Rosso Bianco Museum, Stutgart, Germany. Claimed to be the “biggest sports car museum” in the world at the time. Museum closed circa 2006.

2006 Sep 1 – Auctioned by Bonhams

Present – Missing

1965 – Bamford / JCB (UK) (replacement car) See 30/S2/4. Ex-Works Date: NA. Ex-Works Body Color: Yellow.

Driver: Trevor Taylor

1965 Jul 24 – was “burned out” [ref]Nye, Doug, Beautiful Miscalculation, Old Motor, Oct. 1981, p. 40.[/ref] during practice for the 1965 Martini Trophy at Silverstone.

1966 – Peter Sadler

1970s – Several Auto Dealers

1980 – Brian Cocks – Car offered for sale in 1981. Article by Tony Dron on this car featured in “Thoroughbred & Classic Cars”, Sept. 1985. Still owned by Cocks in 1985.

2002? – Junro Nishida (JP)

Car has been restored to it’s original JC Bamford yellow paint.

2006 May 20 – Auctioned by Bonhams. Auction estimate: US$ 180,000 – 230,000.  Engine No. XE93532

Present (2015) – Classic Team Lotus Ultimatecarpage_com-30_S2_9-2009-Goodwood-22882
1965 – Dauwe (Replacement) (BE)

Ex-Works Date: NA. Ex-Works Body Color: Blue.

Possibly raced by “Eldé” (Léon Dernier) or “Jean Beurlys” (Jean Blaton), both Belgian drivers.

Lotus 30 Spitzer Montlhéry oct 1970, Coupes du Salon [ref]http://autodrome.over-blog.com/article-images-de-vitesse-a-montlhery-1967-1973-56742895.html[/ref] Color: French Tricolor

From a post on Autodiva.com:

pour notre ami marcos : j’ai pris cette photo à MONTLHERY en MAI 1971;il s’agit de Andre SPITZER sur un prototype FORD 4.7L .
Est-ce que MARCOS en sait plus sur ce proto;y-a t’il un rapport avec la LOTUS 30 ? [ref]autodiva.com forum]

Translation: for our friend marcos : I took this photo to MONTLHERY in May 1971 ; this is a prototype Andre SPITZER FORD 4.7L . Do MARCOS knows more about this proto ; you are there to do with the 30 LOTUS ?

From another on Autodiva.com:

C’est bien la meme Lotus 30 qui en 69/70 etait Bleu Blanc Rouge celle des freres SPITZER elle est depourvue des son toit et est engagee sous le nom:  Alan Mann Special
Cordialment [ref]http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:BZ77t8JJB90J:www.autodiva.fr/forum/viewtopic.php%3Ff%3D2%26t%3D484%26start%3D640+&cd=9&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us[/ref]

Translation: Hello That’s the same Lotus 30 which was 69/70 Bleu Blanc Rouge that of brothers SPITZER is devoid of its roof and is instituted under the name : Alan Mann Special Cordialment

 ???? – Serge Pozzoli / Museum of the Geyier

???? – Count Zanone
pre-2002 – 2016 – Gerard Gombert (FR)

2002-2003 – For Sale on www.CarClassic.com

In 2016 I was contacted about this listing in 2002 being fraudulent and that the website above did not have authorization to list the car for sale – Editor.

2012 – Photos of what looks to be this Lotus 30 shown in a massive car hoard that’s been called “The Saddest Junkyard”: Iedeiblog.com – the saddest junkyard It appears that some work has been done to the car between 2002 and 2012.

2016 – For sale?


Lotus 40

1965 – Team Lotus (UK) Ex-Works Date: NA. Ex-Works Body Color: BRG.

Both 40/L/1 and 40/L/2 were advertised by Team Lotus for sale at  £3750.

1966 – Alan Eccles (UK) – Car raced by both Alan Eccles and Gerry Ashmore.

1967 – Bob Waters (UK) not USA which you might want to clarify.

1967 Nov 10 – Advertised for sale in AUTOSPORT as “ex Clark Riverside” for £1500 (equivalent to about £24,000 or $37,000 in 2015).

Car converted to F5000 car called the “Conchord” by Bob Waters.

1984 – Peter Denty (UK). Restored over the course of 8 years.

1992 – Oldtimer GP at Nürburgring, Driver: Rick Hall, Result: 1st place in class. [ref]http://www.motorsportmagazine.com/archive/article/february-1998/11/rick-hall[/ref]

1996 – Advertised by Peter Denty after complete restoration for £125,000 (approximately equivalent to £210,000 or $325,000 in 2015).

1997 – Present – Franz Stahlmann [ref]http://www.hockenheim-historic.de/en/news/jim-clark-exhibition-lotus-40[/ref]

Car displayed at Hockenheim, Germany for the Jim Clark Exhibition. [ref]http://www.hockenheim-historic.de/bildergalerie/2014/Veranstaltung-2014/Jim-Clark-Ausstellung[/ref]

1965 – Team Lotus (UK). Ex-Works Date: NA. Ex-Works Body Color: BRG.

Both 40/L/1 and 40/L/2 were advertised by Team Lotus for sale at  £3750.

1965 – Dave Wolin

1968 – Peter Regna – Current Owner

1965 – Lotus Southwest (U.S.A.)? Ex-Works Date: NA. Ex-Works Body Color: White.

1965 – AJ Foyt

Present – Missing

Cars where only partial histories are known

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2015 – Morris Kindig – One Series 1 frame and various parts, believed to be from Texas via Missouri. Purported to have been imported by Lotus Southwest and sold as 30/L/6. [ref]Morris Kindig, personal communication with Andrew Bradshaw, 2015 Jul 30.[/ref]
Retro Air and Track Retro 1970s – Portuguese (Spanish?) driving school (stored in Primrose Hill, London, UK) photo 1
mid/late 1970s – Rob Thurman, (Dartford, Kent, UK) photo 2
mid 1980s – Curtis Jacksons (Oxford, GA, USA) photo 3
1994Dec / 1995 Jan – Scroggin (USA) photo 3
2000/2001 – Preston Hayes (MO, USA) photo 3
Jeff Moore {The Automobile Archeologist} (MO, USA) photo 3
2006 – Retro Air and Track Retro  / Matthew Watts (GB) photo 3
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1964 Dec 6 – David L. Morgan (OK, USA) Nassau Trophy Race, Car #39, DNA?

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 Lotus 30 race at Stuttgart, Arkansas in 1965 or 1966.  [ref]http://www.team.net/html/vintage-race/1998-08/msg00220.html[/ref]

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1965 – Mason O’Keiff (USA)[ref]http://www.racingsportscars.com/chassis/archive/30-OKeiff%23.html[/ref]

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Cynic2 – This Lotus 30 was raced by Bob Fertl (I believe that was his name — memory is dangerous at this age) from Houston, who stepped up from a Bugeye Sprite.
This is from an SCCA National at Galveston, Texas in July 1968:

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 Autoweek – July 27, 1981:
“Lotus 30. 298 (sic) Race Ford. ZF 5-speed. Spare engine, body parts, needs restored $11,500. Chuck Haines, Manchester, Missouri.”
St. Louis Residence – Page 349 : AT&T Real Yellow Pages – St …
Charles R HAINES. 825 WHEELWRIGHT DR 63021. St. Louis , MO. (636)227-3959 … 5949 LOTUS AVE 63112. St. Louis , MO. (314)382-1292. Dorothy HAINES …
I left the “Lotus Ave” address in because, well…Chuck runs Can Am Classics in St Louis.

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White S2 – CM #26

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JB Miltonian –  Sports Car Graphic (Nov 1965) says that John Everly in a Lotus 30 qualified 10th for the USRRC event at Continental Divide, but the driver and the car are not listed in the results, either in SCG or in Competition Press.
Looking through the ads in the next few issues of CP, I find the following in the November 20, 1965 issue:
“Lotus 30 – brought up to Series 2 specifications, 289 Ford engine with Webers and roller camshaft, spare wheels, tires, and suspension pieces……$10,000,…..John Everly, Winfield, Kansas.”

RShaw, on Feb 14 2011, 22:13, said:

No earthly idea whether this is your car, but #26 bears a considerable resemblance, and this photo is from the same general geographical area, Continental Divide Raceway south of Denver. Photo below was taken 15 August, 1965.
My photo above was taken during the race, unless you don’t count the pace lap, which I’m sure that was. The #26 Lotus did make it past the green flag however, as the photos below will show. I, too, poked around the USRRC sites and found zilch regarding the #26 Lotus, and am glad that one of our folks had the resources and desire to pull out an old SCG, and solve the identity problem. Thank you, JB.
Ron Shaw

grimeheel –
According to the The Denver Post (Aug 15, 1965) this Lotus 30 (#26) was raced by John Everly of Wichita, Kansas. He posted a qualifying time of 2:05. I searched Competition Press for most of 1965 and could find no other races Everly did with the Lotus 30.
I also found an ad he placed in the November 20 issue of Comp. Press offering the car for sale: “Lotus 30 – brought up to Series 2 specifications, 289 Ford with Webers, roller camshaft, spare wheels, tires, suspension pieces, tandem axle trailer, $10,000 will accept trade. John Everly, Box 964, Winfield, Kansas 67156 CA1-4718”.

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southcycle, on Feb 14 2011, 17:58, said:

Hi All,
If I’m doing this right I have 3 pictures of my Lotus 30. Any help identifying the car is greatly appreciated. I bought the car in Kansas City in January. The previous owner had it stored for 25-30 years. He had no history on the car or previous owner. On the left door is a hand painted “cm” class designation that may be one of few identifiers. The scoops on the rear fenders may also be different enough to help. I am happy to take pictures of any parts of the car that might help.
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“Will 1965 be the Year? The Development History of the Biggest Lotus”, Motor, 10 Jun. 1965.

Scanned Chassis List, Clive Chapman, email to Andrew Bradshaw, 7/15/2015

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