Lotus 23B with well-documented racing history | Car Catcher

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Just how competitive was the Lotus 23 when new? At the 1962 Nürburgring 1000km, Jim Clark managed a 27-second lead over a field of much more powerful machines from the likes of Porsche and Ferrari.

This 1964 Lotus 23B, a later iteration of the car Clark drove at the Nürburgring, features a number of model improvements, such as a relocated gear shift, combination radiator and oil cooler, and additional chassis bracing.

Powered by a 1600cc Lotus Twin Cam engine and backed by a four-speed manual transmission, this 23B has a well-documented vintage racing history and has reportedly belonged to a single owner for the past 30 years.

Find this 1964 Lotus 23B available from Fantasy Junction via an upcoming Bring a Trailer auction.

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sir_mike
sir_mike New Reader
10/21/21 9:14 p.m.

Just love the Wobbly Web wheels.Wish I could get them for my one car.Nice history of this 23.

wspohn
wspohn SuperDork
10/22/21 11:09 a.m.

When I started racing in the early 1970s, there were lots of old 1950s and 1960s sports racers still running and they sold for very little money.  If I had possessed the gift of foresight, I'd have bought every Bobtail Cooper and early Lotus sports racer and stored them, but a) I was racing and therefor by definition had zero excess money, and b) no one thought these cars would ever be anything but old used cars.

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