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  Lotus 56 Pratt & Whitney
 

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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced in:1968
Numbers built:4
Designed by:Maurice Phillippe and Colin Chapman
Successor:Lotus 64 Ford
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:October 16, 2014
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Chassis: 56/1
The first of four Lotus Type 56s built, this was the car allocated to Joe Leonard for the 1968 Indy 500. He started the race on pole position and came within ten laps of winning the race when he was forced to retire with a turbine failure. The car was entered by Granatelli at Milwaukee and soon after sold to Parnelli Jones. He continued to campaign the car in the final races of the season and subsequently also converted it to piston power. In this guise it was raced with little success in 1969 before it was retired. Since then it has been restored to its Indy pole-winning configuration. Fully operational,was still owned by Parnelli Jones until recently and is now part of the Indianapolis Hall of Fame collection.

Chassis details
Manufactured in 1968
First owner Team Lotus
Last known location Indianapolis Motorsport Hall of Fame
Appearances

2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed
2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed
2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed
2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed
2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2011 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2011 Goodwood Festival of Speed
2011 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2011 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2011 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2011 Goodwood Festival of Speed
2011 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2011 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2011 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2011 Goodwood Festival of Speed
2007 Monterey Historic Automobile Races 2007 Monterey Historic Automobile Races 2007 Monterey Historic Automobile Races 2007 Monterey Historic Automobile Races
2007 Monterey Historic Automobile Races 2007 Monterey Historic Automobile Races

  Article Image gallery (60) Chassis (3) 56/1 Specifications