1962 Lotus 23 Sports Racing Car
Sale price: $224,000.00 make an offer
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|Type:||Sports Racing Car|
|Engine:||Gas 1.6L 4-cyl|
|Trim:||Sports Racing Car|
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1962 Lotus 23 Sports Racing Car for sale
This is an amazing time capsule of an original 23 tail-shifter with great racing provenance.
This car was originally sold to BRP (Released against Stirling Moss Formula 1 money). which stood for British Racing Partners. and was owned by legendary British racer/entrepreneur Stirling Moss. his father Alfred. and Ken Gregory. Stirling's business manager. Their sponsor was the finance house UDT-Laystall. UDT standing for United Dominion Trust. The car was entered by UDT. as a semi-factory car. in LeMans with drivers Les Leston and Tom Shelly. The famous LeMans debacle is well documented. as two Lotus 23's were basically forced. by the French Team. into not racing claiming the cars would have been 'too competitive' and Colin Chapman was so mad he never entered a Lotus in LeMans again.
The controversial decision and debacle caused quite a stir among racing circles and is well documented. The car was sold shortly after LeMans and driven by Bernard Consten and Jose Rosinski to a First Place finish at both July 15. 1962 FIA Makes Auvergne Trophy Event and the 1000 Kms of Montlihery held Oct 21. 1962. At Auvergne it finished ninth overall behind six Ferrari's and an Aston Martin DB4G7 and 37 other cars entered. The car competed successfully in many races by Consten and Rosinski and later by Vincent Palermo in France when owned by ETS Royal-P E'lysees importers of Lotus in France.
It was subsequently sold to Ito Misuo of Japan where it lay dormant in a collection before coming to California in 1994. The professionally rebuilt engine is a high-strung Lotus 1. 00cc Twin Cam 4-Cylinder with dual Weber sidedraft carburettors. that's paired to a newly installed Hewland Mk IX Transmission (with the original Hewland transmission included). The car has been masterfully maintained by Vintage Racing Motors in Redmond. WA for its last 10 wonderful years of Vintage racing by David Bingham. winning the 2001 USRRC Under two liter Sports Racing Championship. racing on the west coast including the Monterey Historics with a few stints back east at Road America. and at Watkins Glen.
Included with this fabulous piece of auto racing history are; Orig. Hewland Gearbox. Logbooks. Extra Rear Clip. Binders filled with History and Provenance pertaining to this amazing race car. Original Seat and Original Steering Wheel.
This amazing Lotus 23 has been owned. raced. and loved by Bellevue. WA Lotus Dealer David Bingham (Park Place Motors. Lotus of Bellevue. Park Place Aston Martin) for 20 some years and will surely be a cherished addition to its new owner - whether Vintage Racer. Collector or Museum.
For more information on adding one of the few 1962 Lotus 23 Sports Racing Cars known to exist to your collection. contact our friendly and knowledgeable eBay Manager today or always feel free to drop by our 40. 00 sq ft of Indoor Showrooms in Bellevue. WA - Home to the West Coast's most exciting inventory of Luxury. Exotic. Sports and Collectible Cars. With 200+ Always On Site. Nobody Has What We Have! Vehicle Photos: Vehicle Warranty:
Used Cars may have a Remaining-Factory Warranty. but please contact us for the warranty details specific to this vehicle.About Park Place LTD:
Park Place LTD is one of the West Coast's largest dealers of sports. luxury. classic. and exotic cars. Established in 1987.Terms and Conditions: Payment Options We accept the following payment methods:
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Vehicle Pickup & Shipping All shipping charges are buyer's responsibility. General Terms Placing a Bid: Your bid constitutes a legally binding contract to purchase this vehicle. Please bid if you are seriously interested. and financially able to purchase this vehicle. Please read eBay's User Agreement Park Place LTD reserves the right to. a. Obtain and verify the registered information of all users who bid on this auction. b. Cancel any and all bids at our discretion. or end the auction early if necessary. Bidders Age: You must be 18 years of age or older to Bid. Special eBay Bid Retraction Rules: Please read eBay's "Retracting a Bid" a. If you place a bid before the last 12-hour period of the auction: You may retract that bid before that last 12-hour period but only for exceptional circumstances. You will not be allowed to retract that bid during the last 12-hour period of the auction. b. If you place a bid during the last 12-hour period of the auction: You will be allowed to retract the bid for exceptional circumstances but only if you do so within one hour after placing the bid. Funds & Financing: For help in arranging for a Pre-Approved loan or for any questions please e-mail or phone our eBay Manager at (877) 855-1030 prior to bidding. Park Place Ltd has an online Application to apply for Credit with our lenders who offer competative financing for buyers located within the USA. Buyers Inspection: Park Place LTD has done our best to disclose all information known about this vehicle for auction. Park Place LTD welcomes a buyer's inspection. If you plan to have a buyers inspection. please make sure you inspect the vehicle prior to the auction ending. Inspection fees if any are Buyers responsibility. Representations and Warranties made by seller: This vehicle is being sold "as is". Manufacturer's warranties may still apply. Extended warranty may be available. e-mail or phone our eBay Manager at (877) 855-1030 for details. No representations or warranties are made by seller. nor are any representations or warranties relied upon by bidders in making bids. Taxes and Registration fees: Out of state buyers are responsible for all state. county. city taxes and fees. as well as title service fees in the state that the vehicle will be registered. All taxes and fees must be paid in full in order for vehicle to be titled and registered.
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Shipping & Delivery: a. All shipping charges are buyer's responsibility. Park Place LTD will help with shipping arrangements but will not be responsible in any way for claims arising from shipping damage! b. Licensed Carriers are generally insured for $3. 00. 00. 00. We assume no responsibility for damages incurred after the vehicle leaves our showroom. All shipping arrangements are provided by Park Place LTD as a courtesy. We are not affiliated with any carrier. Any claims or other communication regarding shipment of vehicles will be between you and the shipper. not with Park Place LTD. c. The amount of time it takes for delivery is dependent on the carrier. but is generally 7-14 days from the date the vehicle is picked up from our facility until it is delivered to your destination. Verify with the shipper for an Estimate Time of Arrival to be sure.
Finalizing your Purchase: a. Park Place LTD will contact the successful high bidder by e-mail after the auction closes. b. Successful high bidder MUST communicate with our eBay Manager at Park Place LTD by e-mail or phone (877) 855-1030 within 24 hours of the auction ending to make arrangements to complete their transaction. If we cannot confirm your intention to buy or the sale is not completed within 5 days. we reserve the right to relist this vehicle or sell to any other qualified buyer. c. In order to secure bid on vehicle. Successful bidder (BUYER) must within 24 hours of bid closing send to Seller a Deposit in the amount of 10% by major credit card. Bank Wire transfer. cash in person or bank certified funds. Within 72 hours of bid closing. Buyer must send balance of funds by cash in person. Wire Transfer. or bank certified funds to Seller. d. At time of sending initial deposit. Buyer MUST fax copy of their State issued valid Driver License. Furthermore. before said vehicle is released for shipment to Buyer. all other Sale related and title related paperwork must be signed and returned complete to Seller. Fees and Taxes
Out of state buyers are responsible for paying tax. title. license and documentation fee. The customer is responsible for registering the vehicle in their home state. Please reach out to dealer for details.☎ Call 877-855-1030 for more information
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