Joao Paulo Campos Costa posted a video showing the restoration of his car in 2017. This video shows in detail all the work that went into restoring his car. It finished the very wet Whitsun Trophy race at the 2017 Goodwood Revival.
This car was for sale as of 28 Sept 17. It has since sold..
|1964 – Duchess Auto (NY, U.S.A.)
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.
2004 – For Sale – offered by Simon Hadfield
ca 2004 – Howard Redhouse (England)
Win at Porto, podium at Dijon and Tour Britannia.
ca 2014 – Joao Paulo Campos Costa , (Portugal)
28 Sept 2017 – For Sale
2018 – New Owner
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.
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