One of the most iconic cars in motorsport history is expected to fetch up to £1 million at auction.

The Lotus 49B Grand Prix car, which was raced by among others Graham Hill and Jim Clark, will go under the hammer at the Bonhams’ sale at Goodwood Festival in June.

It is the last Lotus to be sold from the collection of late British racer John Dawson-Damer, who tragically died at the West Sussex festival in 2000.


James Knight, Bonhams group motoring director, said: “By every standard, Colin Chapman’s Lotus 49 concept is an absolute landmark in Formula One design.

“It simply raised the bar for every rival manufacturer.

“This car was Graham Hill’s – it was also raced by that wonderful driver Richard Attwood to set the fastest lap at Monaco in 1969.

“Add the excellent provenance of it being offered direct from the famous Dawson-Damer Collection and plainly it is an iconic car.”

The car will be sold at Goodwood Festival on June 27.

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