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1963 Lotus 19 J Ford [966]

1963 Lotus 19 J Ford [966] in Les aventures de Michel Vaillant, TV Series, 1967 IMDB Ep. 12

Class: Cars, Racecar — Model origin: UK — Made for: USA

1963 Lotus 19 J Ford [966]

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Beans US

2012-01-16 21:49

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The Pacesetter Homes Lotus 19B driven by Dan Gurney

dsl SX

2018-03-04 23:35

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19 J is correct - 1965 Sebring 12 hrs - http://www.racingsportscars.com/suffix/photo/Lotus/19/J.html . But noted that wiki says 19 B in a useful account of this unique version "The 19B: Towards the end of 1963, John Klug founder of Pacesetter Homes Racing commissioned Lotus to build a special 19 to be Ford V8 powered. Ford's new lightweight iron block 289 c.i. engine was chosen over Oldsmobile's smaller Aluminum V8. Roy Campbell finished the car in Southern California. Dan Gurney, who had enjoyed considerable success at the wheel of the Arciero Brothers Lotus 19-Climax was the driver. Because of its unique specification, it was known as the 19B, the only 19 with this designation. Originally delivered in red livery, the car first appeared at Nassau in December 1963. In 1964 it was the fastest sports car in the world, but the car's weak spot was its Colotti transaxle, the failure of which led to a number of retirements. By mid 1965 it was just another old car. It continued racing in Southern California and eventually dropped out of sight. Wayne Linden of Roseville, California found it in a semi trailer waiting to be turned into a "dune" buggy. He restored it to early 1964 configuration except for the Colotti and ran it in mostly Cobra club events. He sold it to Gordon and Nancy Gimble. Today the car regularly appears at vintage car events in the US."

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