Rosso Bianco Collection / P413006513/04/01
Lotus Mk 10, 1955
Reihen-6-Zylinder-Frontmotor (Bristol OHV engine)
1971ccm, 120 PS @ 6000
In 1954, Chapman brought aerodynamics to racing with Frank Costin, aeronautical aerodynamics engineer with De Havilland Aircraft Company. The Mk 8 used a MG 1467cc engine. Customer Mike Anthony wanted a Mk8 capable of running a 2 litre six cylinder Bristol engine. The Mk 10 used Dunlop disc brakes front and rear with an aerodynamic low drag body. See also http://auta5p.eu/muzea/rosso_bianco_2005/rb_233.htm
This particular car began life as the rare Lotus-Connaught Mark X to which owner Mike Young fitted headlights to enable him to drive it on the road from London to Sicily to compete in the 1955 Targa Florio classic - it was raced with Connaught and Bristol engines.
Sold at auction after the museum closed, details here