A Star of the Show – The Lotus Eighteen

This 18 was built in 1960 as a Formula 1 design, shipped to South Africa (less engine) and delivered to Sid Van de Vyfer and Alfa Romeo expert, who fitted a 1500cc engine the then current F1 engine capacity.

He entered the South African Grand Prix and finished in 4th position, behind top works drivers in his first World Championship event. Vyfer went on to win the South African Driver’s Championship in 1961 and 1962 with this car.

Returning to this country in the eighties, it returned to Historic Racing, still in its South African racing colours. A very successful car in its prime, now enjoying an active Historic career.’

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