LOTUS 19 BUICK For Sale £90000 to include an almost new Brian James Race Shuttle trailer
Chassis by Ken Nichols, Powder coated and alloy panelled, alloy doors and dry sump tank by Kelvin Jones Racing.
All front and rear wishbones and radius rods etc etc nickel plated, correct large spindle front uprights by P Denty, who also supplied ant roll bars, oil/water/oil radiator, red dash, all perspex screens and headlamp covers, brake and clutch slave cylinder Reservoirs, steering rack and column.
Rear mag uprights by Crossthaite & Gardner, who also supplied AR calipers front and back. Correct 15 inch mag wobbly webs, including a spare. Period correct Dunlops fitted. Large bore stainless manifolds and silencers, tested at 105dB.
Two piece body moulded by Marchant & Cox using the original UDT Lotus 19 moulds. All period correct front and rear lights
Fitted with 3.5 litre Buick running quad downdraft Weber 48 IDF, New std crankshaft, Block bored +20 thou, modified oilways, solid lifters, 248 Kent cam, balanced and tuftrided, Group A rods with ARP bolts, ARP main stud kit, Vandervell bearings, forged pocketed pistons, total seal rings, with 11.5 : 1 cr. Duplex timing gear, Real Steel modified dissy, Big valve head, Kent duplex springs with stronger collets and caps. Ported, polished and skimmed head, Luminition ignition with Micro Dynamics rev limiter, Facet petrol pump, with Filter King, 286bhp. Currently converted to wet sump, but dry sump tank, all pipework, dry sump pump and dry sump pan all included in the sale. Lightweight battery.
Fitted Hewland HD5 gearbox number 94 restored with new gears by PDS. Sintered twin plate clutch, lightweight flywheel. Nickel plated gearchange with centrally mounted gear stick, using original queerbox bracketry. Nickel plated pedals with brake bias bar.
Stainless braided brake hoses, correct discs by P Denty along with all wheel bearings and seals. New springs, and shocks front and rear.
Fitted all correct instruments, switches and fuse boxes. Plumbed in fire system, but new bottle needed.
Seats moulded from an original seat in Lotus 18 chassis 816, covered in correct material and pattern. 4 point seat belts for driver and passenger. Foam filled alloy fuel tank in left hand sponson, Chrome plated rollover bar and twin braces.
Owner and builder was Historic Lotus Registrar for the Lotus 19 during the 12 year build. So attention to detail is guaranteed. A very reluctant sale due to health issues, shake down run at Curborough and only two UK hillclimbs since completion. The car runs and drives well, the total mileage is less than 40 miles !
Historic Technical Passport.
After consultation I understand the car as it stands will fail on application due to two issues.
The engine in Walt Hangsens Lotus 19 that contested the 1964 International Guards Trophy held at Brands, was fitted with a 4.2 litre Buick. Also that it was running with side draft quad DCOE Webers.
Both items can easily be corrected at reasonable cost should you wish to obtain a HTP.
The complete build with extensive photographic evidence available, this car was featured in my hardback book “Lotus 19 a History”, copies are still available.
Priced at £90000, including an almost new Brian James Race Shuttle trailer
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