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1971 Lotus Type 69 Formula Three
1971 Lotus Type 69 Formula Three
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Lot Number: 604
Result inc Premium: £37,800
  • Chassis number: 71/69/12FB
The history of this 1971 Lotus Type 69 Formula 3 racer has been researched by Duncan Rabagliati, a motoring historian and Historic Lotus Register registrar and Motorsport UK HTP inspector for Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) papers, who also has copies of the original Lotus 69 production records.

The records show that Type 69 Formula 3 chassis number 71/69/12 FB was the last of the FB chassis. Although unsold in 1971, it was a full‑build rolling chassis with fire extinguisher and seat belts. It was recorded as being taken back into stock, until March 1972, when Lotus Cars advertised it for sale in Motoring News. It was sold to Italian racing driver Claudio Francisci, who campaigned it, with F3 1600cc engine, in Formula 3 races throughout 1972, including the F3 support race to that year's Monaco GP.

The paperwork folder includes supporting evidence from Claudio Francisci regarding his ownership of the car, a list of racing results from 1972 and more extensive write‑ups on some of the races the Lotus participated in, along with some Italian paperwork. It seems to have returned to this country again in 2018.

As the car is one that raced in period to the correct specification of a 1600cc F3 car between 1971 and 1973, it is eligible to enter the HSCC Classic F3 Championship and to obtain an HSCC VIF (Vehicle Identity Form). It's also eligible for a FIA Historic Technical Passport (HTP).

Novamotor Twin Cam Engine.  

PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR VIDEO PRODUCED 22ND FEBUARY BY ACA OF THIS CAR.
The history of this 1971 Lotus Type 69 Formula 3 racer has been researched by Duncan Rabagliati, a motoring historian and Historic Lotus Register registrar and Motorsport UK HTP inspector for Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) papers, who also has copies of the original Lotus 69 production records. The records show that Type 69 Formula 3 chassis number 71/69/12 FB was the last of the FB chassis. Although unsold in 1971, it was a full-build rolling chassis with fire extinguisher and seat belts. It was recorded as being taken back into stock, until March 1972, when Lotus Cars advertised it for sale in Motoring News. It was sold to Italian racing driver Claudio Francisci, who campaigned it, with F3 1600cc engine, in Formula 3 races throughout 1972, including the F3 support race to that year's Monaco GP. The paperwork folder includes supporting evidence from Claudio Francisci regarding his ownership of the car, a list of racing results from 1972 and more extensive write-ups on some of the races the Lotus participated in, along with some Italian paperwork. It seems to have returned to this country again in 2018. As the car is one that raced in period to the correct specification of a 1600cc F3 car between 1971 and 1973, it is eligible to enter the HSCC Classic F3 Championship and to obtain an HSCC VIF (Vehicle Identity Form). It's also eligible for a FIA Historic Technical Passport (HTP). Novamotor Twin Cam Engine. PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR VIDEO PRODUCED 22ND FEBUARY BY ACA OF THIS CAR.
  • V5
  • Chassis number: 71/69/12FB
Result inc Premium: £37,800

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