And for the subsequent Type 70:Type 68 1969
While FA/F5000 had been around for a few years and plenty of Lotus took part - old F1 and Indy cars converted for that formula - Lotus finally set about producing a car purpose made for F5000. And as if the Lotus numbering system did not already have enough inconsistancies, the labeling of the Type 68 continued the trend. The 68 was the prototype for the yet to be introduced Type 70.
Designed by Martin Wade, it was an aluminum monocoque designed specifically for and powered by a Boss 302 (4945cc) V8 mated to an Hewland LG600 gearbox.
It was sold to Koshland Competition for Mario Andretti to drive. First appearance came at Sebring where Andretti put it on pole and was comfortably in the lead when the engine let go. It was subsequently driven by George Follmer who took it to a number of wins.
Type 70 1970
Type 70 for some reason was allocated to the subsequent versions of Lotus' F5000 chassis the prototype of which was dubbed Type 68. The general design is the same, the 68 was designed specifically for the BOSS 302, while Lotus intended the 70 to accept the Chevy engine which was more successful, none the less many 70's were fitted with Ford engines. Car were sold to customers in the US, UK, and Australia, the most successful being George Follmer, but names like Dick Smothers (that's right the comedian), Bill Brack, Chris Amon, and Dave Walker drove them. The Type 70 was also refined into 70B form.
kyle should sell his little kent's and get this
so it's basically worth 2 new Exiges. Doesn't look street legal, but i'd chance it.ANdretti put that car on pole at Sebring but DNF'd. It later went to George Follmer who was quite successful with it and drove it way more than Mario.
It is actually the lone Type 68 F500 made specifially for the Ford Boss 302.
Here is a write up I did for another site:
And for the subsequent Type 70:
Market value for Type 70's is $100k to $125K. THis car because it is a prototype and probably one of the more successful might be worth $150k. The car has been advertised for quite some time and the price has come down approximately $100k during that time.