1969 Lotus 59. Initially built as a 1000 c.c. F3 car raced by Tetsu Ikizawa to some success including a win at Mallory Park ———
The car was updated to F2 specification and at the end of 1970, was exported to New Zealand for Kenny Smith and used for some years .
The car had a number of owners in New Zealand including the last prior to the presesnt ownership, A Restoration was attempted over ten years but then the project was abandoned .
The car was purchased by the current owner in 2002 and returned to the U.K.
Over the past ten years or so a steady restoration has been carried out including a strip down and re-jig of the chassis by Racing Fabrications.
The engine is original and has only 30 mins track time. Gearbox is an Ft-200.
The car is in pristine condition with all new plumbing and ancillaries.
3 sets of new wheels including F2 widths. Also 2 sets of classic racing rims, I alloy set plus two original rims which are only of use for display.
Spare nose with front wings and a rear wing.