Taking engineering cues from the Lotus 22 single-seat race car was the Lotus 23. It was made for a variety of engines including the Lotus-Ford Twincam. Some were fitted with 1-litre Cosworth engine, but whatever was fitted, these cars were known for their lightweight construction and exceptional handling.
1963 Lotus 23B 23-S-80 – sold for $203,500. Formerly the Property of Brian Redman and Bob Snodgrass. A Landmark British Racing Car. A Notable Provenance. Superbly Restored to Concours Level. Displayed at the 2008 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. Mechanically Sorted.
Today, this 23B is still as eye-catching as the day it emerged from restoration, with unmarked bodywork and interior, and a clean and well- maintained engine compartment. With only two hours on the engine past the break-in period, it stands ready to deliver the lively, responsive, aggressive thrill on the road for which these cars are renowned. Auction Source: 2011 Amelia Island Auction by Gooding & Company