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  Lotus 16 Climax
 

  Article Image gallery (59) Chassis (2) 363 Specifications  
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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced from:1958 - 1960
Numbers built:8
Designed by:Colin Chapman
Predecessor:Lotus 12 Climax
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:Before December 1st, 2004
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Chassis: 363
The second of two works cars built for the 1958 season, this Lotus 16 was raced extensively during its debut year. Graham Hill drove the car to his and Team Lotus' first World Championship points by finishing fifth in the Italian Grand Prix at Monza. At the end of the year, it was sold to the great privateer racer David Piper. He campaigned the car for two seasons in events all over Europe and also used it in his only Grand Prix outing, at Aintree in 1959. By 1961, chassis 363 had joined the stable of John Le Sage, who used the ageing single seater in the odd VSCC event. In 1967, the Lotus 16 was acquired by the late Tom Wheatcroft and would be displayed for many years in his fantastic Donington Grand Prix Collection museum. Finally changing hands again, it was bought by a historic racer from New Zeeland in 2010 and he had the car prepared for historic racing by Neil Twyman ltd. Fitted with a correct 2.2- rather than 2.5-litre engine, it was race with considerable success in historic events. More recently, it was sold to a new owner through Taylor & Crawley.

Chassis details
Manufactured in 1958
First owner Team Lotus
Appearances

2018 Monaco Historic Grand Prix 2017 Goodwood Revival 2015 Goodwood Revival 2014 Goodwood Revival
2014 Monaco Historic Grand Prix 2013 Goodwood Revival 2013 Goodwood Revival 2012 Goodwood Revival
2012 Goodwood Revival 2012 Goodwood Revival 2012 Goodwood Revival

  Article Image gallery (59) Chassis (2) 363 Specifications