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Adding Lightness to Sportscar Racing: 1963 Lotus 23B For Sale

Submitted by on June 16, 2014

1963 LOTUS 23B

Image: Grand Prix Classics

This little racer, up for sale at Grand Prix Classics, is a great example from Lotus’ sportscar racing history and would make an awesome historic racer.

Designed by Colin Chapman for FIA Group 4 racing in the early ’60s, the Lotus 23 was a feisty little sportscar racer which could trade punches with the big boys from Porsche, Aston Martin and Ferrari and come out on top.

1963 LOTUS 23B

This car’s a 23B, which refined the original 23, combining the radiator and oil cooler into one unit and stiffening the frame with additional structural tubes to handle the torque produced by Lotus TwinCam-based 1.6-litre Cosworth Mk.XII and Mk.III power plants.

It looks to be in great condition, and would be a fun and unique ride in historic motorsport. Head to Grand Prix Classics here for more information.

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1963 LOTUS 23B

1963 LOTUS 23B

1963 LOTUS 23B

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