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  Lotus 49B Cosworth

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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced in:1968
Numbers built:7 (one unused)
Designed by:Maurice Phillippe and Colin Chapman
Predecessor:Lotus 49 Cosworth
Successor:Lotus 72 Cosworth
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:June 20, 2014
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Chassis: R12
As part of their agreement with Ford and Cosworth, Lotus needed to supply the 'Blue Oval' with an example of the V8-engined Lotus for promotional purposes. With all existing cars still needed on the race track, Lotus instead assembled a brand new 49B. As a result this example was never raced in period. After chassis R12 had served its purpose, Ford sold the car to Tom Wheatcroft, who displayed it for many years in his fantastic Donington Grand Prix Collection museum.

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Lotus 49B Cosworth

  Article Image gallery (99) Chassis (6) R12 Specifications