1970 Lotus 61 Formula Ford

One of Lotus' highest-selling formula car chassis, the 61 was the Lotus for the beginning racer. Relatively inexpensive, well-designed, and sporting the latest aerodynamic bodywork based on the Lotus turbine-powered Indy car, the 61 was used all over Europe and America in Formula Ford. This car sports beautiful period-correct Team Gold Leaf livery as used by Lotus on its Formula 1 and sports cars.


• 1,600cc Ford Kent Crossflow
• 112bhp, 7,000rpm redline
• Single 32/26mm Weber DGV carburetor
• Cast crankshaft, stock rods, stock pistons


• 4-speed Hewland transaxle with quick-change ratios
• Magnesium transaxle case
• Tail-mounted shift linkage


• Removable fiberglass nose, bellypan, and engine cover
• Special wider opening for driver in bodywork
• Round-tube spaceframe chassis design
• Total weight: ~950lbs without driver


• Coilover suspension at all four corners
• Lotus fabricated unequal length from A-arms
• 4-wheel disc brakes
• Independent rear suspension with upper and lower control arms