Due to illnes I must reluctantly sell

I regret to say that due to serious health issues my lovely Lotus 51A is for sale at 36000
Pictured on the front cover of the "Lotus Formula Fords" book it is on the button ready to enjoy.

As the photos show, this is a very early Formula Ford Lotus, built using either a Lotus 22 or Lotus 31 chassis. As shown by the hinging engine cover.
Lotus used up all their spare F Junior and F3 chassis this way.

I am forced to sell as I can no longer cope with loading and unloading the car into my trailer, so it's a reluctant sale.
The build of the car is featured in my book on the Lotus 19 with every stage fully photographed.
I was the Lotus 19 Registrar for the Historic Lotus Register before becoming their Editor for 5 years.
So you can be sure the car is historically correct.
The car is fitted with a tuned 3.5 litre Buick/Oldsmobile/Pontiac V8; fitted with four twin choke down draft Weber 45 IDA. The Gearbox is a Hewland HD5 dating from 1963. Fully rebuilt with new gear sets by PDS.
Only one hillclimb since completion.
The car is priced at 130,000

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