This is a special wide chassis and wide body car. It is one of the Lotus factory team cars and was driven in the 1956 LeMans race by the founder of Lotus, Colin Chapman, and Herbert Fraser. They retired the car in the 21st hour of the race with a thrown rod. Lotus engineering built three special cars for that race. One of these cars won its class.
After the race the car was sold to a man in Texas. He raced it throughout the Southwest.Also photographed at :