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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced from:1966 - 1967
Numbers built:55
Internal name:Type 47
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:March 27, 2015
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Chassis: 47/GT/21
Finished in white, this Lotus 47 GT was delivered new to its Portuguese owner in June of 1967. Before it was first raced, it was repainted dark green. It was campaigned by Mané Nogueira Pinto in Portuguese events in 1967 and also entered in the Mil Milhas in Brazil in December. Ultimately, the car was not raced after the team had discovered in practice that the track better suited the Porsche 911 they had also brought over from Portugal. Once back in Europe, chassis 47/GT/21 was sold to fellow Portuguese racer Jorge Fausto de Figueiredo. He brought the car to Luanda, Angola where it was raced with considerable success. Fausto de Figuerido eventually returned to Portugal but the car remained there and was raced in 1970 by Waldemar Silva. He was one of two 47 GT racers in Africa to order the new 'lift up body' that was easier to work on and featured additional ducts to feed the carburettors and cool the engine. Silva was the only one of the two actually to fit the body and race the car until political unrest brought an end to its contemporary racing career. Chassis 47/GT/21 eventually resurfaced in Italy, where it was acquired in the early 1980s by a Brazilian enthusiast. Still owned by the same family, it was finally restored to full running order in the late 2010s and returned to racing in 2019.

Chassis details
Manufactured in 1967
First owner Manuel Nogueira Pinto
Last known location Brazilian Historic Racer
Appearances

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2019 Monza Historic 2019 Monza Historic 2019 Grand Prix de l'Age d'Or 2019 Grand Prix de l'Age d'Or
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  Article Image gallery (69) Chassis (4) 47/GT/21 Specifications User Comments (1)