Full details revealed of amazing Lotus collection for sale

| 29 Apr 2012

The full extent of the remarkable Glasius collection of Lotus cars that is coming up for auction at Bonhams' Goodwood Festival of Speed sale has been revealed.

The tantalising 24-car selection ranges in estimate from just £8000 to £225,000 and will be sold by Bonhams on 29 June, expected to raise more than £1.5 million in total.

The earliest car being sold by Olav Glasius is from 1954 and the collection includes road and race cars in equal measure.

Top-seller is expected to be the Team Camoradi 1961 Lotus-Climax 18 (main image) that wears an estimate of £175-225,000.

That should be followed by the 1962 Lotus-Buick 19 (£150-200,000) and the ex-Cliff Allison and Keith Hall 1956 Lotus XI Le Mans (above, £135-175,000).

Other racers include a Mk9 (£75-95k) and  a host of 1960s single-seaters.

The road cars range from a 1954 MkVI (above, £30-40k) to a 1986 Esprit Turbo (below, £20-30,000).

There will also be a group of prototypes and one-offs, ranging from the 1991 Frankfurt Motor Show M200 Speedster (above, £80-120,000) to the Etna V8 that appeared at the British Motor Show in 1984 (below, £90-130,000) and even the M350 clay model from 2000 (two below, £20-40,000).

One of the most interesting lots, however, is likely to be the 1961 Thames Ford Zephyr Team Lotus van replica estimated at £15-25,000.

Motoring historian Doug Nye said: "Olav Glasius's remarkable collection, which he has assembled with such love and painstaking care over so many years, truly embodies the essence of what Colin and his successors have been all about."

Here, in chronological order, are the other lots (information and estimates supplied by Bonhams). As well as the cars pictured below, there will also be another pair of left-hookers – 1981 Eclat S2 (£12-18,000), 1981 Elite 2.2 automatic (£8-12,000) – and a 1983 Talbot Sunbeam Lotus (£15-20,000).

1955 Lotus-MG MkVIII (£120-150,000).

1959 Lotus-Climax Seven S1 (£42-54,000).

1961 Lotus-Ford Formula Junior (£40-50,000).

1962 Lotus Elite S2 (£45-60,000).

1963 Lotus-BMW Type 23B (£85-125,000).

1963 Lotus-Ford Type 27 Formula Junior (£75-95,000).

1964 Lotus-Ford  Consul Cortina Mk1 (£40-50,000).

1967 Lotus-Ford  Type 47 (£70-90,000).

1968 Lotus Elan Series 4 SE Roadster (LHD) (£35-45,000).

1969 Lotus-Ford Type 61 Formula Ford (£15-20,000).

1973 Lotus Elan +2 (£20-30,000).