1971 LOTUS 69 for sale POA

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CALL 020 7851 7070
Title 1971 LOTUS 69
Make LOTUS
Auction 20th/21st Sept 2019 - RM Sotheby's - The Saragga Collection
Price POA
Refcode TA1161968
Mileage (Miles) 0
Mileage (KM) 0
Colour See Photo/Text
RHD/LHD RHD
Gearbox type N/A

To Be OFFERED AT AUCTION WITHOUT RESERVE at RM Sothebys' The Sáragga Collection event, 20 - 21 September 2019. Estimate:20,000 - 30,000 Raced in period by nine-time Portuguese champion Ernesto Nené NevesAchieved wins at Estoril, Monsanto Park, Vila do Conde, and Rampa da PenaFinished in 7th place in the 1972 Formula Ford World Final at Brands Hatch Driven by accomplished Portuguese Lotus specialist Ernesto Neves under the Team Palma banner, this Lotus 69 competed extensively on the domestic circuit throughout 1972, with wins at Rampa da Pena, Monsanto Park, Vila do Conde, and Estoril. Intriguingly, the car was also sent to England to compete in the 1972 Formula Ford World Final at Brands Hatch, which was supporting the Non-World Championship F1/F5000 John Player Challenge Trophy race. After qualifying 18th, Neves finished an impressive 7th overall.After remaining in storage for some 30 years, 28FF was immaculately restored by Portuguese restoration specialists American Dream of Caldas da Rainha, near Lisbon. The car retains its original chassis and body and is fitted with a Kent engine with side-draft Weber carburetors. This would surely be a thrill to drive and enjoy on the track.Pilotado na época por Ernesto Nené Neves, nove vezes campeão nacional portuguêsVitórias no Estoril, em Monsanto, Vila do Conde e na Rampa da PenaTerminou em 7º. lugar na Formula Ford World Final de 1972, em Brands HatchConduzido pelo talentoso especialista Lotus, Ernesto Neves, integrado na estrutura do Team Palma, este Lotus 69 competiu em Portugal até 1972, com vitórias na Rampa da Pena, Circuito de Montes Claros (no Parque de Monsanto), Vila do Conde e Autódromo do Estoril. Surpreendentemente, foi enviado para Inglaterra, para competir na Formula Ford World Final, de 1972, em Brands Hatch, integrada no programa da corrida John Player Challenge Trophy, prova extra-campeonato para automóveis de F1 e F5000. Depois de se qualificar em 18º. lugar, alcançou um brilhante 7º. lugar na corrida. Após estar guardado durante 30 anos, 28FF foi meticulosamente recuperado pela empresa portuguesa American Dreams, das Caldas da Rainha, perto de Lisboa, especializada em restauros. O automóvel mantém o seu chassis original e está equipado com um motor Kent, com carburadores Weber horizontais. Será certamente emocionante de conduzir e desfrutar em circuito.To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/pg19.

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