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Road and Track January 1963

I was at a cruise night tonight in Downers Grove. There was a DJ/MC playing oldies, he mentioned a few times that he had some old car magazines somebody just dropped off for anyone that was interested. He mentioned it a few times so I went over picked one up, Road & Track Jan 1963. Cover has a Ferrari 330 TRI/LM. I open it up and the first thing I see is an advertisement for the Lotus Elite, oddly claiming that as it is a high performance engine it needs a quart of oil ever 300 miles (and the auto writers complain about my RX-8 needing a quart every 1000 if driven hard). Anyway, the magazine is now mine. I flip through it at home and the entire magazine is full of Lotus awesomeness.

A quick recap of what is in the mag

The Elite advertisement

Feature article - Driver's Report : Lotus 23.

Preview article on the new Lotus Elan with a full 2 page cutaway illustration

Several articles recapping the fall racing season including the Northwest GP won by Dan Gurney in a Lotus 19, Grand Prix of the United States won by Jim Clark in a Lotus 25. Other various races have pictures of Lotus race cars.

An article titled "The Lotus and Clark Expedition to Indianapolis"

An advertisement for the Shelby AC Cobra. 0-60 in 4.2 $5995. (not lotus related but seriously 6 grand for a Cobra)

And then I get to the classifieds, which is the first thing I flip through when I get a new Autoweek. Anyway, there are some real deals if you only had a time machine.

Lets start with some of the Lotus cars.
Mk IX with trailer for $1895
Lotus XI excellent condition many spares $2650
Lotus 20 Formula Jr $2800
Lotus 22 that set the fastest practice lap at seabring 1962 $4995.

Some other select cars that I wish I had purchased 19 years before I was born
1958 Ferrari 250 Scaglietti California $6000
Bugatti Type 35A Grand Prix $2200
Aston Martin DB-2 $1200
AC Bristol factory race car that won its class at Seabring, 2nd in Class at Lemans $2950
1956 MB 300SL Gullwing $4950
C-Type Jaguar - make an offer.
The List goes on and on.


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Great stuff, can you scan some of the articles to the archive.
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I always love those old classifieds. My dad bought his 63 Elan back then out of a warehouse in Ny. There was a one of kind Mclaren coupe sitting next to it for $2k grand more. He decided against the Mclaren which soon after made the news for having a high auction with many more zero's on the end.
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Wow.

This reminds me that I need to fix my time machine.
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This reminds me that I need to fix my time machine.
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Great stuff, can you scan some of the articles to the archive.
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I just added the articles on the Elan and 23 and the Elite ad. Enjoy.

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I just added the articles on the Elan and 23 and the Elite ad. Enjoy.
Thanks for taking the time, great stuff. I found it fascinating that they state for the Elan "standard of finish is high" and mine was completely rain tight.
I miss my old Elan's a lot, however maybe it is just nostalgia.
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