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What a cutie!

Last Update   28-Mar-2009
Vehicle   1961 LOTUS ELITE SERIES 2 SE
Colour   Red
Interior Colour   Black
Body   2 door 2 seat COUPE
Transmission   4 speed Manual
Drive type   Rear
Engine   4 cylinder Petrol Carburettor 1.2L (1216cc)
Kms   17426
Miles   10804.1
Price   $95,000*
Price Denomination   AUD
Road Worthy Certificate   N/A
Vehicle ID   6950521

Short Description   1959 Lotus Elite Series 2 ex-Jay Chamberlain Historic Race Car

Description   *Chassis #1402
*17426 miles
*Very strong engine, could be 1500cc
*Fitted with twin Weber carburettors
*Safety fuel cell in boot, as is battery
*Half roll cage
*Period Speedwell race seats
*Racing harnesses
*Quick-lift race jack
*Historic Car Certificate of Description
*ex Jay Chamberlain car - he was the West Coast Distributor for Lotus in the U.S. Last raced by him in 1991
*Left hand drive
*I purchased this car from the Chamberlain family in 2005, and imported it from the U.S. to Australia
*After mechanical checkover, it was run in the 50th Anniversary of Lotus Elites in 2007 at Wakefield Park
*The car was featured in Vintage Racecar magazine in 2008
*Spares included: running gear from a 2nd Lotus Elite, which is reportedly to be from the wrecked 1960 Sebring race car - engine, gearbox, RHD dash showing 265 miles, left hand door, other minor body parts, diff assembly, wheels, suspension parts, etc.
*Also included are 2 large red crates containing various new parts, with Jay Chamberlain's name and Team Lotus written on the side, which he took to race meetings.
*Also included is a Jay Chamberlain Company key fob

*Rare chance to purchase an Historic Race Car with history
*Complete package - AUD$95,000 ono

*Contact Ian on 0418 219 833 for enquiries


Jay Chamberlain (born in Los Angeles, California, December 29, 1925 - died August 1, 2001) was a racing driver from the United States. He participated in 3 World Championship Formula One Grands Prix, debuting on July 21, 1962. He scored no championship points. He also participated in numerous non-Championship Formula One races.


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