Lot 158 - 1967 Lotus 49 Colin Chapman F1 recreation by S2 Engineering
|Sold - £26,036
- Painstakingly created over a six year period
- Boasting 160bhp Honda Blackbird engine
- Original Lotus 49 nose cone
The Lotus 49 was a Formula One racing car designed by Colin Chapman and Maurice Philippe for the 1967 F1 season, driven to victory by Jim Clarke in its first ever race. It was designed around the Cosworth DFV engine that would power most of the Formula One grid through the 1970s.The 49 won 12 Formula 1 races and competed until 1970 when it was replaced with the Lotus 72.
This build was completed by S2 Engineering in the heart of the South West, the project starting in 2010 and completed to this stunning condition in 2016. An original Lotus 49 nose cone was bought from Classic Team Lotus to work the bulkhead and to give the overall shape to the car. The chassis was then built and fabricated from steel tube and sheeting, along with the main aluminium body being constructed and put together by S2 Engineering.
The steering rack was specially produced by a racing car developer along with an electric reverse gear which rolls the car back at a steady controllable pace. The vehicle specification includes MX5 differential, driveshafts, hubs, brakes and steering column. It is fitted with a 1999 Honda Blackbird 1137cc engine with fuel injection rated at 160 bhp coupled to the Honda Blackbird radiator, six-speed sequential gearbox, loom, ECU and instrument cluster. This is a stunning looking road legal example that not surprisingly turns heads in any company. Priced we believe very sensibly, this is a piece of outstanding engineering paying tribute to the great F1 era of the 60’s and an opportunity not to be missed.
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