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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced in:1968
Numbers built:7 (one unused)
Designed by:Maurice Phillippe and Colin Chapman
Predecessor:Lotus 49 Cosworth
Successor:Lotus 72 Cosworth
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:June 20, 2014
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Chassis R6 First used by Jackie Oliver, chassis R6 was assigned to Graham Hill for the last rounds of the 1968 season. The start of the pairing was somewhat inconspicuous as the car lost a wheel at Monza, causing Hill to crash. The two-time World Champion did manage to score a win in t>>>

Chassis R7 Never raced by Team Lotus, this Lotus 49B was sold directly to Rob Walker for his privateer team, which had scored Lotus' first Grand Prix victory back in 1960. Jo Siffert was tasked to drive the 49B finished in Walker's famous colours. He debuted with a win in the 1968 Brit>>>

Chassis R8 One of a pair of Lotus 49Bs built for the 1969 Tasman Series, this chassis was assigned to Graham Hill. He failed to score a victory 'Down Under' but did manage to to finish on the podium twice. Back in Europe, it was rebuilt to Formula 1 specification and briefly raced by H>>>

Chassis R10 Completed late in 1968, this Lotus 49B was first raced in the 1969 Tasman series powered by a the 2.5-litre DFW V8. In this guise Jochen Rindt scored two victories in five attempts. Converted to Formula 1 specification, it was raced during the 1969 World Championship by Grah>>>

Chassis R11 When American privateer Pete Lovely approached Lotus to acquire a Type 49 for himself to race, Colin Chapman agreed to sell him a brand new chassis. Assigned chassis number R11, it was first raced by Lovely in the Race of Champions at Brands Hatch early in 1969. He continued>>>

Chassis R12 As part of their agreement with Ford and Cosworth, Lotus needed to supply the 'Blue Oval' with an example of the V8-engined Lotus for promotional purposes. With all existing cars still needed on the race track, Lotus instead assembled a brand new 49B. As a result this exampl>>>

  Article Image gallery (117) Chassis (6) Specifications