The Lotus was designed and built to compete in the 1968 Indianapolis 500. Andy Granatelli was the driving force behind the project. Three Lotus 56s made the race and were driven by Joe Leonard in the #60, Art Pollard in the #20 and Graham Hill in the #70. Leonard in the #60 was the fast qualifier at 171.559 mph and dominated the race but dropped out while leading on lap 191 with fuel pump driveshaft failure.
The Bruce Linsmeyer Lotus 56 is based on the original 56/1 chassis produced from Parnelli Jones in 1998 and the restoration to present condition was completed in 2001.
Andy Granatelli was the driving force behind this car. This car ran as the #60 STP 'Turbine' entry. The mid-engined gasoline fueled turbine, normal aspiration, STNB6B-74 PT6 was manufactured by Pratt & Whitney. Other unusual features include 4-wheel drive thru a HiVo chain transfer case. The car weighs 1,345 pounds.
Three Lotus 56 cars made entry in the 1968 Indianapolis race: Joe Leonard, in this car #60, Art Pollard in car #20 and Graham Hill in car #70. Leonard in car #60 was the fast qualifier at 171.559 mph and dominated the race until dropping out of the lead in Lap 191. He dropped out of the lead due to fuel pump driveshaft failure.Also photographed at :