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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced in:1968
Numbers built:4
Designed by:Maurice Phillippe and Colin Chapman
Successor:Lotus 64 Ford
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:October 16, 2014
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Chassis 56/1 The first of four Lotus Type 56s built, this was the car allocated to Joe Leonard for the 1968 Indy 500. He started the race on pole position and came within ten laps of winning the race when he was forced to retire with a turbine failure. The car was entered by Granatelli a>>>

Chassis 56/1 RE While running the ex-Joe Leonard Indy 500 pole-winning Lotus 56, Parnelli Jones amassed a considerable number of spare components. Following the restoration of this car to its original guise a large number of spares were still available. These were put into good use by creat>>>

Chassis 56/3 The third of four Lotus 56s built for STP, this turbine-engined machine was entrusted to 1966 Indy 500 winner Graham Hill. He set a new qualifying record but was forced to retire from the race after a small crash at the halfway mark. Not raced again, it was displayed for man>>>

  Article Image gallery (60) Chassis (3) Specifications