Lotus 49: The Story of a Legend

Lotus 49 cover photo

Born of an agreement between Ford, Cosworth and Team Lotus, the Lotus 49 embodied Colin Chapman's philosophies of simplicity and lightness in an elegant form.

In a single leap the Lotus 49 - the first car to be powered by the brilliant new Ford Cosworth DFV engine - moved Formula One technology several notches up the evolutionary scale, and can now be seen as a pivot about which F1 technology turned and refocussed.

Not only was the 49 a state of the art design, but it would be driven through several tumultuous seasons by some of the world's greatest drivers including Jim Clark, Graham Hill, Jochen Rindt and Emerson Fittipaldi.

This book tells the definitive history of the Lotus 49, from inception to final development, and race-by-race, season-by-season motorsport action from all around the world. It provides candid behind the scenes stories related by the characters who witnessed the 49's triumphs and tragedies first hand.

Rounding off the book is an appendix detailing the individual chassis history of each of the nine Lotus 49s built by Team Lotus.

Three editions of the book were published - the standard Gold Leaf edition, a British Racing Green edition (limited to 500 copies signed by the author) and a leather bound edition (limited to 50 copies signed by the author)

The recommended retail price of the standard (Gold Leaf) edition is 50 in the UK, $79.95 in the USA.

The recommended retail price of the British Racing Green edition is 85 in the UK, $135.95 in the USA.

Sorry but the limited British Racing Green edition is now out of print but there are still copies of the Gold Leaf edition available.

ISBN 9781904788010 (Gold Leaf edition)

ISBN 9781904788058 (British Racing Green edition)

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