Classic Team Lotus

Team Lotus Register

Team Lotus; the Sports Racing and Formula Cars constructed

Lotus car designs are identified by mark and type numbers.  Team Lotus was responsible for Sports Racing and Formula cars and Lotus Cars was responsible for Production, GT and Touring cars.  Team Lotus and Lotus Cars would take the next available number as and when each new project required identification.  (Occasionally lines would cross and the same number was taken by both enterprises.)

In the 50s and 60s Team Lotus would campaign each of its designs as Works entries.  (Most Works cars were subsequently sold on to private entrants and collectors.  For some cars, title was retained by the team, because either the car was written-off or kept for the Works Collection.)

Having proven each design, Team Lotus would construct and sell non-Works cars to customers, as new.

The Team Lotus archive - which includes the build records for each Team Lotus design - has the register of all the Team Lotus cars constructed.  For type numbers below with images, clicking on the image will lead to the register for that type.


Rupert Manwaring returns to Lotus land
Rupert Manwaring returns to Lotus land

Rupert Manwaring is joining Classic Team Lotus, in the role of Business Manager. He will be working alongside Chris Dinnage and Clive Chapman.

It’s all about the aero, pt. II
It’s all about the aero, pt. II

Recently the Chapman Family was delighted to welcome 78/2 back to Hethel, after forty years away in various places (ultimately on display in the reception of the corporate HQ of Imperial Brands).

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