F1 Car for Sale – 1981 Lotus 87B

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From the listing for this 1981 Lotus F1 car for sale:

The Lotus 87 was a Formula One racing car used by Team Lotus in the second part of the 1981 Formula One season and in the first race of the 1982 season. Finished in the iconic JPS black and gold livery, this car is an excellent piece of Lotus Formula 1 History and is also eligible for Masters Formula 1 both in Europe and the USA.

This car includes a large spares package and the short stroke DFV engine is unused since rebuild by Geoff Richardson. The car comes with new 2016 FIA HTP papers, and new crack test and fuel cell certificates to be completed on sale.

Chassis 3 was driven by Elio de Angelis to the following race results.

Monaco GP
Monte Carlo – 31 May 1981 Lotus 87/3 – Cosworth DFV V8 Elio de Angelis Retired

Spanish GP
Jarama – 21 Jun 1981 Lotus 87/3 – Cosworth DFV V8 Elio de Angelis 5

French GP
Dijon-Prenois – 5 Jul 1981 Lotus 87/3 – Cosworth DFV V8 Elio de Angelis 6

British GP
Silverstone – 18 Jul 1981 Lotus 87/3 – Cosworth DFV V8 Elio de Angelis Retired

German GP
Hockenheim – 2 Aug 1981 Lotus 87/3 – Cosworth DFV V8 Elio de Angelis 7

Austrian GP
Österreichring – 16 Aug 1981 Lotus 87/3 – Cosworth DFV V8 Elio de Angelis 7

Dutch GP
Zandvoort – 30 Aug 1981 Lotus 87/3 – Cosworth DFV V8 Elio de Angelis 5

Italian GP
Monza – 13 Sep 1981 Lotus 87/3 – Cosworth DFV V8 Elio de Angelis 4

Canadian GP
Montreal – 27 Sep 1981 Lotus 87/3 – Cosworth DFV V8 Elio de Angelis 6

Caesars Palace GP
Caesars Palace – 17 Oct 1981 Lotus 87/3 – Cosworth DFV V8 Elio de Angelis Retired

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From Wikipedia:

The Lotus 87 was a Formula One racing car used by Team Lotus in the second part of the 1981 Formula One season and in the first race of the 1982 season.

The car, driven by Italian Elio de Angelis and future world champion Nigel Mansell, was another step in Lotus’ development of ground effect cars. Its predecessor, the Lotus 81 had proven to suffer from a chassis that was not rigid enough, compared to the dominant Williams FW07. Lotus therefore introduced a new chassis, built out of carbon fibre and reinforced by kevlar sheets, since the team felt carbon fibre alone would not be sufficient to provide the chassis with the stability needed. As the John Barnard-designed McLaren MP4/1 would prove, this was a miscalculation. The chassis was originally planned for the ambitious twin-chassis Lotus 88, but after the car was outlawed, it was hastily rebuilt to become the more conservative 87. The car was not competitive enough to fight for victories, even though the drivers did manage to get some points. When the new turbo charged engines of Renault and Ferrari became more reliable, the car proved to be yet still too heavy and was replaced by a lighter 87B specification for the opening round of 1982.[2] It was subsequently replaced altogether by the Lotus 91, which proved more competitive, recording a podium in its first outing in Brazil.

Listed for sale with http://www.speedmastercars.com/

Price: POA

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