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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: R6
First used by Jackie Oliver, chassis R6 was assigned to Graham Hill for the last rounds of the 1968 season. The start of the pairing was somewhat inconspicuous as the car lost a wheel at Monza, causing Hill to crash. The two-time World Champion did manage to score a win in the Mexican Grand Prix later in the year. Jochen Rindt then raced R6 well into the 1970 season, scoring a victory in the 1969 US Grand Prix and the 1970 Monaco Grand Prix. Following its contemporary racing career, the car was displayed in the British Motor Museum and later joined a prominent Paris-based collection. It was then part of an Austrian collection alongside the Type 72 also used by Rindt. Today it is part of a formidable collection of Grand Prix cars in France.

Chassis details
Manufactured in 1968
First owner Team Lotus
Major wins
1968 Mexican Grand Prix (Graham Hill)
1969 USA Grand Prix (Jochen Rindt)
1970 Monaco Grand Prix (Jochen Rindt)
Last known location French Private Collection
Appearances

2015 Chantilly Arts & Elegance 2015 Chantilly Arts & Elegance 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed
2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed
2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2009 Essen Motor Show

  Article Image gallery (117) Chassis (6) R6 Specifications