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1956 Lotus Eleven information
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For the 1956 racing season, Colin Chapman and his team at Lotus created an all-new racing car, the Lotus Eleven. The state-of-art car featured a tubular steel space frame with some stressed aluminum panels, an aluminum body designed by Frank Costin and powered by the new four-cylinder, overhead-cam, 1.1-liter Coventry Climax FWA engine. Early on, it hit 143 mph in speed trials at Monza and finished seventh overall at Le Mans.
This 1956 Lotus Eleven sports racer is believed to have been driven in the late 1950s by Prudence Baxter, was race from 1978-83 by Fred McNab of Oregon.