Bonhams & Goodman has announced the sale of part of the Lotus F1 collection of the Late John Dawson-Damer.
The collection has been regarding as the most important collection around the world of Lotus F1 vehicles held in private hands. The Dawson-Damer family has decided to pass on the custodian rights of some of the collections most significant, including the 1965 World Championship winning ex. Jim Clark Lotus 25.
Other vehicles to be offered at the 16 November Sydney auction include the ex. Leo Geoghean Lotus 39 Climax (which was recently re-built) and the Lotus 79 ground effects F1. The 79 is one of the two John Player Special vehicles, its sister car is currently competing at the front of the international historic F1 series.
The family is holding on to the ex. Graham Hill ‘Gold Leaf’ Lotus 49.