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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced from:1960 - 1962
Numbers built:17 (All engines)
Predecessor:Lotus 15 Climax
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:July 15, 2011
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Chassis: 959
This Lotus 19 was sold to up and coming Canadian driver Peter Ryan ahead of the 1961 season. He raced the car with considerable success, scoring outright victories against established drivers in similar equipment. For these results he received the 'Drive to Europe' award, which allowed him to race single seaters in Europe. Sadly he was killed in a practice session for a Reims Formula Junior race in one of his first European outings.

Ryan's old Lotus was sold and raced for two more years and in 1963 it was driven to the Canadian Racing Driving Championship by Dennis Coad. After over a decade in storage chassis 959 reemerged in the late 1970s has since then been an active participant in historic events throughout North America. Its current, Canadian owner brought it to the 2010 Monterey Motorsport Reunion. Restored to its original 1961 season configuration, it is now offered for sale by Californian dealer Fantasy Junction.


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  Article Image gallery (18) Chassis (2) 959 Specifications