Classic Lotus Cars MK 3
Lotus Mark III Parts 1
In 1951, Colin Chapman began to focus on a car for the road, rather than processes, in the formula 750 Motorcycle Club, who compete the Austin 7 Carsas the base. To comply with the rules, Colin Chapman was among the seven chassis, engine, transmission and rearend, with the help of Nigel and Michael Allen, they changed the boundaries of the rules hold. Colin Chapman boxed the rails and has 14-gauge cross tubes torsional rigidity. An elegant aluminum two-seater body, which weighed only 65 kg. (29.5 kg) was added to reduce drag, and the engine was very coordinated. The car, for all his apparent delicacy, proved to be a surprisingly faster than the competition. It led to a request for copies (better B Mark III was built for Adam Currie, for example) and a copy of the previous Mark I. It was clear by the end of the season, the Lotus Cars Mark III was the best car in the Formula 750 in the country.
At this time, Colin Chapman was still working full time at the British Aluminium, and create car at night, and they ran, with the help of enthusiastic volunteers, over the weekend, but it was clear from the performance of the Lotus Cars Mark III and the demand is not there here’s a chance. Following on the success of this year, 1st January 1952 Colin Chapman founded Lotus Engineering Company, to Michael Allen was the first commercial partner of Colin Chapman. They set up shop in a former stable in Hornsey.