For Sale: 1960 Lotus 18 Formula Junior

1960 Lotus 18 Formula Junior

Club member Graham has his recently-finished 1960 Lotus 18 Formula Junior up for sale. Read on for the details.

1960 Lotus 18 Formula Junior

Frame 987193, body plate 18/J/789 (attached to car). Sold in batch of six to Raper Rodriguez. Raced by A Álvarez in 1961 in a support race at the 1961 Grand Prix. Copy of race program available. History thereafter hazy but Bill Jowarski, Don Hamilton and Burt Kurtis (1980) seem to have owned and raced the car in the USA.

In 2011, it was brought to Australia by Rob Hanns and Steve Lunn before being purchased in part by G Dell in 2018 and totally rebuilt.

The chassis was repaired by Elwyn Bickely and gearbox rebuilt by Colliers (Renaut). Cost to rebuild noted until it got $72,992 and then ceased noting.

1960 Lotus 18 Formula Junior

The motor is a standard Ford Anglia 1000 cc. New front body and another new one included. Original wobbly magnesium wheels. New original style steering wheel, pink leather covered. New water and oil radiator. New fuel tank with baffles. New seat covers, all instruments. 40 MM Webbers, all hydraulics replaced and new pedal box fitted. New exhaust fitted, new radius rods and wishbones fitted.

The car has not been driven since completed and will require good check before racing.

Asking $60,000. For more details, or to organise an inspection, send Seth an email at and he’ll put you in touch with Graham.