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1960 LOTUS MODEL 18 FORMULA JUNIOR

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$33,900

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1960 LOTUS MODEL 18 FORMULA JUNIOR

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1960 LOTUS MODEL 18 FORMULA JUNIOR

High Bidder:  Neurism

Highest Bid: $33,900 (USD)

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Location:

Concord, North Carolina 28027

Seller:

Dealer

Engine:

Cosworth/Ford OHV 105-E 1100cc

Transmission:

Manual

Odometer:

0 (Mi)

Chassis/VIN:

18-J-821

Carfax:

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Highest Bid: $33,900 (USD)

High Bidder:  Neurism

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Location:

Concord, North Carolina 28027

Seller:

Dealer

Engine:

Cosworth/Ford OHV 105-E 1100cc

Transmission:

Odometer:

0 (Mi)

Chassis/VIN:

18-J-821

Carfax:

Lot Number:

35774842

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Vehicle Story

OVERVIEW

This 1960 Lotus Model 18 Formula Junior is an open-wheel racecar that has competed on tracks across North America. It was restored in 2000 under the direction of a vintage racecar specialty facility and features a wraparound windshield, wobbly-web wheels, a tubular roll bar, and RaceQuip safety harnesses. Power is provided by a rebuilt Cosworth Ford 105E 1100cc four-cylinder mated to a rebuilt Hewland six-speed manual transaxle. Finished in two-tone green and yellow and equipped with a red vinyl bucket seat, this Model 18 is now offered by the selling dealer with documentation, receipts, a dyno sheet, spare parts, the removed original Renault gearbox, and a bill of sale.

EXTERIOR – FEATURES

The fiberglass body was refinished in green with yellow accent striping during a 2000 restoration carried out by GMT Racing in Connecticut. Exterior features include a wraparound windshield, side mirrors, 773 side decals, and a padded tubular roll bar.

EXTERIOR – WHEELS AND TIRES

Yellow 15-inch wobbly-web steel wheels are wrapped in Dunlop 4.5L/5.00L tires.

INTERIOR – FEATURES

The open cockpit is fitted with a single red vinyl bucket seat with black RaceQuip restraints. The cockpit has a headrest, a vinyl dash panel, and a wrapped steering wheel.

INTERIOR – GAUGES

Instrumentation includes a 9K-rpm tachometer along with gauges for the oil pressure and oil temperature. The mileage on the chassis is unknown. The selling dealer reports this car has only accrued six racing hours since the restoration was completed.

ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION

The Cosworth Ford OHV 105E 1100cc four-cylinder has been maintained by Apex Vintage Racing of North Carolina as shown in the various service records in the gallery to the right. It received a full overhaul in May 2020. During the rebuild, the motor received new cylinder sleeves; new Carillo pistons, rings, and connecting rods; new bearings, tappets, and push rods; and a new Richardson MAE cylinder head. A Tilton Rallye clutch assembly was also installed. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a rebuilt Hewland six-speed manual transaxle. The selling dealer has provided the following drivetrain details:

  • Chassis Number: 18-J-821
  • Engine Number: S196777E
  • Engine: Cosworth/Ford OHV 105E 1100cc
  • Block/Heads: Cast iron
  • Carburetion: Dual Weber 2V; model 40DCOE
  • Exhaust: 4-2-1 header
  • Lubrication: Dry sump with rear-mounted oil tank
  • Horsepower: 90 @ 6,800 rpm on rear-wheel dyno
  • Transmission: Built Hewland 6-speed transaxle
  • Fuel: Aluminum fuel cell

UNDERCARRIAGE

The chassis uses independent front and rear suspensions. The front end features unequal-length wishbones, coil springs, and an anti-roll bar, while the rear utilizes a wishbone setup with coil springs and radius rods. Additional equipment includes rack-and-pinion steering and Lockheed Alfin brakes with 9.75-inch drums.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

As a dedicated race car, this vehicle is not street-legal and will be sold on a bill of sale only. A $125 document fee will be added to the final purchase price. The sale includes build documentation, a dyno sheet, receipts, and spare parts including the removed original Renault gearbox.

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Comments & Questions

April 25, 2023
03:32 PM
Seller

Thank you to all that participated in our auction! We knew this one would take a specific winner ;) Hope you enjoyed learning about our 60 Lotus Model 18 Formula Junior!

April 25, 2023
06:46 AM
Seller

We're in our home stretch now as our auction ends tonight! This is quite the find for those vintage/formula junior race fans out there!! Tell all your friends so they don't let this one slip through their fingers. You won't find a better one with such a rich history. It's ready to race with very little basic fluid maintenance. So get your motors running...

April 24, 2023
07:19 AM

AUTOMATIC BID: $33,900

April 24, 2023
07:19 AM

BID: $33,400

April 23, 2023
04:07 PM

BID: $20,200

April 19, 2023
12:59 PM
Seller

@Azguy238 – Does this car have a race history or SCCA logbook? ...

Thanks so much for your question! I have spoken with the current owner and he should send me a list of races the Lotus has competed in. I expect to receive that tomorrow. There is an SCCA logbook, but he cannot locate it. Very sorry for that. This 1960 Lotus Model 18 has competed in the VCA, VRG & SVRA races. Once I receive additional information, I will post it.

April 19, 2023
11:32 AM

Does this car have a race history or SCCA logbook?

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