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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced from:1958 - 1960
Numbers built:27
Designed by:Colin Chapman
Successor:Lotus 19 Climax
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:September 29, 2014
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Chassis 603 The third Lotus 15 built, this example was retained by Team Lotus for Cliff Allison and Graham Hill to race. Fitted with a 1.5-litre engine, it was first raced by Hill at the April 1958 British Empire Trophy at Oulton Park. A spark plug failure ended his charge early. The ca>>>

Chassis 609 Completed early in 1958, this Lotus 15 was sold new to Jaguar dealer John Coombs. Up to that point Coombs had raced his cars himself but he had giving up driving to focus on his business commitments but remained actively involved in the sport as an entrant. This Lotus was fi>>>

Chassis 618/3 Sold new to Canadian Harry Entwistle, this was the first Series Lotus 15 to compete in an international race. Joined by Robert Hanna, Entwistle campaigned the car in the 1959 Sebring 12 Hours until the relentless rain drowned the Lucas electric system on lap 126. Entwistle c>>>

Chassis 623/3 One of the third series Type 15s built, chassis 623 was extensively raced for Team Lotus by Graham Hill during the 1959 season. He won several races in this car, including the British Grand Prix support race for sports cars. It was also raced by Hill and Alan Stacey in the 1>>>

Chassis 627/3 One of the very last Lotus 15s built, this example was sold new through Lotus distributors Grand Prix Import Cars from Rutherford, New Jersey and Suburban Foreign Car Services from Pennsylvania to Tom Fleming. He the landlord of Suburban Foreign Car Services and also an acco>>>

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