This is an original magnesium ‘wobbly-web’ rear wheel from Lotus 18 chassis #372.
The wheel is in fantastic original condition and wears what we believe is its original paint. Chassis 372 was a ‘works’ car with fantastic history being the car that Jim Clark won his first ever single seater race in at Brands Hatch in 1960. It was also raced by Innes Ireland throughout the 1960 F1 season and he took a best result of 2nd in the USGP at Riverside.
Trevor Taylor also drove the car on multiple occasions and won the 1960 Crystal Palace Trophy. The car was one of 6 Team Lotus cars from this period and one of 2 that didnt get badly damaged. The wheel was taken from this car when it was restored for owner at the time after it hadn’t been used for 20+ years. Great provenance and would make a great table or display item.