1968 Lotus Type 56

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1968 Lotus Type 56 vehicle information

Chassis Num: 56/1 RE

The Lotus 56 is a gas turbine-powered four-wheel drive race car designed by Maurice Phillippe as the Team Lotus STP-backed entry in the Indianapolis 500. It replaced the successful Lotus 38 and the 1967 STP-Paxton Turbocar. The four wheel drive conce....[continue reading]

1968 Lotus Type 56 vehicle information

Chassis Num: 56/3

This Gas Turbine was one of three Turbine cars that came about in 1968, when the flamboyant STP entrepreneur Andy Grantelli received so much publicity for the 'Silent Sam' Turbine that Parnelli Jones drove in 1967. These cars were built more conventi....[continue reading]

Chassis #: 56/1 RE 
Chassis #: 56/3 


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