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1980 'Lotus XI' Recreation by Andrew Denton

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A super recreation of the era-defining little road racer, recently refreshed by Alan Mann Racing.

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To be offered by Classic Car Auctions on Saturday 23rd March at the Practical Classic Sale.

Guide price: £18,000 - £24,000

  • Professionally built by race engineer, Andrew Denton, in New Zealand some 42 years ago
  • Powered by a 750cc Coventry Climax engine delivering power through the live rear axle
  • Campaigned in 2018 and 2019 in South African HSSA events including the South African Grand Prix driven by Diane Dugmore, a well known South African female driver
  • Imported to the UK and rebuilt as required to exacting standards with a more recent check and overhaul by Alan Mann Racing
  • Now in outstanding condition throughout with a rewire and retrim just completed
  • Finished in Ecurie Ecosse Blue and available at a fraction of the build costs ready to be enjoyed once again
  • Accompanied by a removeable Roll Bar which could be reinstated if required by the new custodian
  • Please note that the vehicle is not presently road-registered but is accompanied by NOVA Certification


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  • Lotus

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