The successor to the model Lotus Mk VIII, the Lotus Mk IX, was produced by Lotus Engineering at the time, and it was setting a foot in the world of competitive racing along with Porsche, Ferrari, etc.
Designed by Colin Chapman and Frank Costin in 1954, the body was prepared by sports car coachbuilding specialists, Williams & Pritchard Limited. Since Lotus was a very small firm in those days, they offered their cars to racing teams with various engine options. Some were fitted with 2.0-litre Bristol and a few with 1.5-litre MG-made engines, though their standard fitment was a Coventry Climax-made 1.1-litre engine. Fitted with a 4-speed manual transmission, about 30 cars were produced with various engine configurations.
This scale model is a replica of the car that was personally driven by Lotus founder Colin Chapman and Ron Flockhart at the Le Mans Circuit de la Sarthe in 1955 on June 12th June, 1955. Both could not finish the race as they were disqualified after 99 laps for a driving error they committed.
|- Premium collectible|
|- Licensed product|
|- Material: Resin|
|- High precision miniature models|
|- Non-opening model|
|- On plinth (platform base)|
|- Limited pieces|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||5.5 x 3 x 2|
|Theme||Racing - F1 / GP|