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Offline SiFi

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  • Joined: Feb 2006

  • Location: Adelaide
Ripped from here:

http://www.bonhamsandgoodman.com.au/about_auction_news_view.php?article=213&type=announcement

http://www.bonhamsandgoodman.com.au/auctions_catalogues.php?auction=280

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SYDNEY TO HOST THE SALE OF THE DAWSON-DAMER COLLECTION OF HISTORIC LOTUS RACE CARS. NOVEMBER 2008

The cars cover a broad spectrum of innovative Lotus design ranging from an ultra-lightweight front-engined Lotus 16 Formula 2 car that was driven in period by Lotus works driver Alan Stacey, to a fire breathing mid-engined Cosworth DFV powered, 'Ground Effects' Lotus 79 that was purchased in an exchange deal by John Dawson-Damer directly from the Lotus factory once Mario Andretti had moved on to more modern machinery. Andretti was the 1978 Formula 1 world champion and one of the most successful American racing drivers in the history of Motorsport. The list of drivers who piloted the cars in the collection reads like a who's who of motorsport including Stirling Moss, Masten Gregory, Alan Stacey, Jo Bonnier, Jim Clark, Mario Andretti, Jochen Rindt and Carlos Reutemann.

The highlight of the collection is undoubtedly the ex-Jim Clark/Richard Attwood 1963 Formula 1 world championship winning 1962/63 Lotus 25 estimated to fetch AUD $1,100,000 - 1,800,000. This car was a ground breaking design by Colin Chapman (founder of Lotus) and simply dominated the 1963 Formula 1 World Championship with Clark behind the wheel, winning 7 out of the ten championship rounds to give Lotus its first constructor's championship and Clark his first drivers world championship.

'This is arguably the most important and historically significant collection of collector's motor cars ever to be offered for sale by auction in Australia and we feel extremely honoured that the Dawson-Damer family have entrusted the sale of the collection to Bonhams & Goodman,' says Robert Glover, National Head of Collectors' Motor Cars at Bonhams & Goodman.  'Racing cars of this pedigree rarely come on to the open market and in normal circumstances their acquisition can be extremely difficult even when the financial resources of the biggest collectors are available.... owners simply will not part with them. We expect the sale of this collection to spark huge interest in the historic motor racing and collecting fraternity both nationally and internationally.'

The cars in the sale are:

The ex-Alan Stacey, Bob King
1959 Lotus 16 Formula 2 Racing Single-Seater
Estimate: $320,000 - 480,000 AUD

The ex-Stirling Moss, Masten Gregory, Jo Bonnier, Lucien Bianchi
1961 Lotus 18 Formula 1 Racing Single-Seater
Estmate: $260,000 - 400,000 AUD

The ex-Jim Clark, Richard Attwood, 1963 Formula 1 World Championship winning
1962 Lotus 25 Formula 1 Racing Single-Seater
Estimate: $1,100,000 - $1,800,000 AUD

The ex-Jim Clark,
1965 Lotus 39 Tasman Series Racing Single-Seater
Estimate: $320,000 - 480,000 AUD

The ex-Mario Andretti, Jochen Rindt, John Miles
1969 Lotus 63 Formula One Racing Single-Seater
Estimate: $175,000 - 265,000 AUD

The ex-Mario Andretti, Carlos Reutemann
1978/79 Lotus 79 Formula One Racing Single-Seater
Estimate: $480,000 - 620,000 AUD

Sale Enquiries:
Robert Glover
National Head of Collectors'  Cars
+61 (0) 2 8306 2206
robert.glover@bonhams.com

Media Enquiries:
Kieran Grogan
Marketing & Media Relations
+61 (0) 3 8530 3905
kieran.grogan@bonhams.com

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Offline Aedo


  • Joined: Aug 2008

  • Drives: Elise S2 111S
  • Location: Perth
Now if only I had more garage space...  :)


And some spare change of course :(



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