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1967 Lotus Europa Type 47 GT-20 - $145,000

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1967 Lotus Type 47 GT - Comes with supporting documentation and service history

Lotus Type 47 GT-20 @ Putnam Park - 2018

Lotus Type 47 GT-20 @ Barber Motorsports

 

20 th 47GT out of ~71 built. One of two LeMans prototypes fitted with 2 liter Coventry Climax FPF engine and Hewland FT200 5 speed gearbox.  Purchased new by Simon DeLautour - raced at Nurburgring, Reims, Karlskoga, and in UK in 1967. Converted back to 1600 Lotus twincam in 1968. Owned by Lotus enthusiast for the last 22 years.  Used consistently at club events. Run in the last year at Putnam Park and Barber Motorsports.  Currently fitted with low hours 2 liter Lotus twincam built by Dave Vegeher – 218 HP & 175 ft-lbs torque. Car weighs less than 1300 lbs and is a blast on the track. Unlike some racecars that are prepped for show this car is sorted and ready to run.

Ownership History     

1967 build                

  • Early 1967    Delivered to Simon De Lautour with 2 liter coventry climax            

    One of two ( other is #16 sold to Gordon Ramsey) LeMans prototypes but not clear it ever ran at LeMans            
    Raced by Winfield Racing            
    Competed in UK events &            
    Nurburgring 1000kms - 1967 - DNF            
    Reims 12 hrs - 1967  - DNF            
    "Karlskoga, Sweden - 1967   Finished 10th overall"         

  • Oct-67    Sold to David Forte of Mike Spence Ltd. (Lotus dealer)  without engine            
  • ?   - 1981    Owned by Victor Walker                        
  • 1981 - 1983    Purchased & Restored by Simon Hadfield ex-ATS F1 crew chief with Lotus twincam            

    "  Simon purchased 3 Lotus 47s from Victor Walker   #s 20, 53, & 81"            
      Email from Simon Hadfield confirms that he purchased the car in fair condition with a twincam engine.              
    "  Simon said ""I do remember that it had not been overly knocked about, then again it was only 14 years old!"""            
      He also confirmed that the car is correctly identified as 47-GT-20            
      He also confirmed that the car had originally been fitted with a 2 liter Coventry Climax engine            
      Car finished in dark blue with no stripe            
                

  • 1983 - 1987    "Purchased by C.S.      London, England and United States"            

    Registered with HSCC Great Britain  Vehicle Identity Form - Group 4   Category Historic Spec GT           

  • 1987 - 1/30/91    R.M.    "San Francisco, CA"        
  • 1/30/91 -     Purchased by Barber Brothers Lotus            

    Purchased from Motor Classic and Competition Corp.            

  • 4/16/96 - present    T.S.    "Cincinnati, OH"        

    Currently fitted with low hours 2 liter twincam             
    Engine built by Dave Vegher of Veloce Motors West   218 Bhp 175 ft lbs torque            
                
    Certified to be 1 of 2 LeMans prototypes by Lotus Historian Andrew Ferguson            
               
http://www.racingsportscars.com/chassis/archive/47-GT-20.html
1967 Photo from Nurburgring Winfield Racing: http://www.racingsportscars.com/photo/1967/Nurburgring-1967-05-28-025.jpg
                
               
 

$145,000.00

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Stats

Year
MakeLotus
Model
Type 47 GT-20
Color (Exterior)
Blue w/ Yellow & Green Stripes
Color (Interior)
Black
VIN
GT-20
Transmission
Mileage
25
Price
$145,000.00

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