Lotus 30/40 Registry

Below is a List of chassis numbers with the original known owners. The list was adapted from an article in article "Will 1965 be the Year? The Development History of the Biggest Lotus", Motor, 10 Jun. 1965.

Follow the links to learn more about the cars and the owners.

Chassis No.
Known Owners
Lotus 30 Series 1
1964 - Ian Walker (UK)

(Prototype) Crashed by Tony Hegbourne at Brands Hatch in practice. Car was destroyed in crash. An new car was built around the surviving parts of this car - see car 30/L/17.

1964 - Bob Challman (CA, U.S.A.)

The following chronology may actually be chassis 30/L/3 -

1964 - Raced by Bill Krause (CA, U.S.A.)

1965-66 Raced by Bob Challman (CA, U.S.A.)

Present - Missing

1964 - Bob Challman (CA, U.S.A.)

The following chronology may actually be chassis 30/L/2 -

1964 - Raced by Jim Clark at 1964 Riverside Times GP.

1964 - John Masterson (CA, U.S.A.) Raced and crashed by John Masterson at Monterey GP, 1964.

1966 - converted into PAM Lotus 30, raced by Dick Guldstrand.

Present - Missing

1964 - Jack Wheeler (ON, Canada)

mid-1960s - Craig Hill (Canada) / Chip Comstock Racing

???? - Lynn Ball (Canada) - Current Owner

1964 - J. F. Harrison (U.S.A.)

Present - Missing

1964 - Lotus Southwest (TX, U.S.A.)

???? - Melcher?

???? - Morris Kindig (CA, U.S.A.)

ca. 1998 - Sanehiro Nozaki (Japan) - Current Owner

1964 - Duchess Auto (NY, U.S.A.)

1964 - Anson Johnson (U.S.A.) - Raced at Nassau, Bahamas, 11 Nov. 1964, and in SCCA races. After that, it has been said that the car was used for parties! Stored in race condition.

1980 - Alex Seldon (UK) - Competitively raced in Historics, for sale in 1981.

1981? - Sold to USA

2002 - On sale at Retromobile show in Paris, France. Car completely ratted out at this point.

2002 - Sold - went to Belgium

Current owner unknown.

1964 - Lotus Southwest (TX, U.S.A.)

Present - Missing

1964 - Ian Raby (U.S.A. (or UK?)) - Dealer

1964 - Randy Hilton / Hilton Racing (USA). Driver: Chuck Parsons

1966 - Bob McLean (BC, Canada) - 1965 Canadian Sports Car Champion. Tragedy struck as McLean died on March 26, 1966 in an accident while driving the Comstock Racing GT-40 at the Sebring 12 Hours. McLean was never able to race this car.

1969 - Jake Rempel (BC, Canada) - Raced for a while and then crashed - converted to F5000 car.

Present - Missing

? This chassis number may not have been used.
1964 - David Prophet (UK) Chassis was replaced by 30/L/20 after this one was used on a strenuous South African tour in 1964. Chassis presumed destroyed?
1964 - Lotus Southwest (TX, U.S.A.)

1966-67 Bob Shaw (U.S.A.)

1968-71 Richard Dagiel (U.S.A.)

1971- ca. 1973 Dieter Lewis (U.S.A.)

1980s - Paul Matty (UK) - raced competitively in UK hillclimbs.

2003 - Andrew Bradshaw (UK)

1964 - Automobile Club of Angola

1964 - Ecurie Filipinetti / Driver: Pius Zund. Car appears to have been destroyed in an accident at the 1965 Angolan GP at Luanda, Angola. It was believed that the car had a suspension failure which caused the accident.

Present - Missing

1964 - Lotus Southwest (TX, U.S.A.)

???? - David Whiteside (GA, U.S.A.) ( approximately pre-1983 )

???? - Ray Anderson (U.S.A.?)

ca. 1986 - David Cohen (BC, Canada)

Present - Missing

Duchess Auto (NY, U.S.A.)
1964 - Simon de Latour (UK)

1965 - John Nicholson / Farnborough Racing (UK). (This is not the John Nicholson that later went to to found Nicholson/McLaren Engines, Ltd., preparer of Ford Cosworth racing engines.)

1967-70 Located in Sweden

Present - Missing

1964 - Ian Walker (replacement car) See 30/L/1. This car was built around the surviving parts from the crash of chassis 30/L/1. This car was never raced by Ian Walker Racing, and it was offered for sale in Autosport on 29 Jan 1965 for 3100 GBP.

1965 - Kurt Rost (Switzerland) Rost raced the car in Germany and Austria and the occasional Swiss hill climb.

1967 - Albert Pfuhl (Germany) Raced a few times by Pfuhl.

1968 - Stored by a couple different owners from 1968 to the early 1980s.

1980s (early) - Heinz Schreiber (Germany) - current owner. Car under restoration.

1964 - B. White

Present - Missing

1964 - Gratz (U.S.A.)

Present - Missing

1964 - David Prophet (replacement chassis)

Present - Missing

1964 - Duchess Auto (NY, U.S.A.)

Present - Missing

1964 - ? This chassis number may not have been used.
1964 - DEVELOPMENT

Present - Missing

Lotus 30 Series 2
1965 - Team Lotus

? - Serge Pozzoli / Museum of the Geyier

? - Count Zanone

2002-2003 - For Sale

1965 - John Dean

Present - Missing

1965 - Lotus Suisse

Present - Missing

1965 - Bamford / JCB Driven by Trevor Taylor and Peter Sadler. (Crashed by Peter Sadler)

1966 - Peter Sadler

'70s - Several Auto Dealers

1980 - Brian Cocks - Car offered for sale in 1981. Article by Tony Dron on this car featured in "Thoroughbred & Classic Cars", Sept. 1985. Still owned by Cocks in 1985.

Present - Missing

1965-67 - Willment (UK)

1970-73 - Paul Gresham (UK) - Driver: John Markey

1978 - Richard Keyes and John Strange (U.S.A.) Purchased from car dealer Gordon Keller.

ca. 1990 - Richard Keyes (U.S.A.) - current owner.

1965 - Dauwe (Belgium) - Probably raced by "Eldé" or "Jean Beurlys" (Jean Blaton), both Belgian drivers.

Present - Missing

1965 - Dauwe (Belgium)- Probably raced by "Eldé" or "Jean Beurlys" (Jean Blaton), both Belgian drivers.

???? - In Canada

ca. 1982 - David Whiteside Purchased from car dealer Gordon Keller.

???? - Chris Palmaz (approximately 2000?) - Current Owner

1965 - Span Inc.

Present - Missing

1965 - Bamford / JCB (replacement car) See 30/S2/4
Lotus 40
1965 - Team Lotus

1966 - Alan Eccles - Car raced by both Alan Eccles and Gerry Ashmore.

1967 - Bob Waters UK not USA which you might want to clarify.

1967 - Advertised for sale in AUTOSPORT, 10 Nov 67, as "ex Clark Riverside" for £1500.- equivalent to about £15,000 today.

early '70s - Peter Denty

ca. 1990s - sold to ????

Present - Missing

1965 - Team Lotus

1965 - Dave Wolin

1968 - Peter Regna - Current Owner

1965 - Lotus Southwest (U.S.A.)?

1965 - AJ Foyt

Present - Missing

Cars where only partial histories are known
Chassis Unknown
1964-65 - Vic Wilson

1965 - Ben Moore

Chassis Unknown
1966 - John Berry - Thomas Motors Blackpool

1980 - For Sale - Advert in Autosport says car only raced 13 times, twice by seller.

ca. 1980 - Doug Nye, noted motorsport author.

by 2000 - Rosso Bianco Museum, Stutgart, Germany

Chassis Unknown
1964 - Jerry Crawford

by 2000 - Gilberto Sandretto

2003 - Car finishes 2nd at Goodwood Revival in theWhitsun Trophy to a Lola T70 after what was by all accounts a really excellent battle. Driven by Simon Hadfield.

2004 - For Sale - offered by Simon Hadfield

This page last updated on 3/6/2005.

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