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Graham Hill's plus 2

PostPost by: Roy Gillett » Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:23 am

Lovely to see the Graham Hill +2 back in circulation. I went to the auction at Brooklands when it was sold and ran a mile! Well done for bringing it back to life, there was an awful lot of work to do.

My +2 started life as the company car of Lotus Cars Managing Director Richard Morley, whom I am in regular contact with and he has driven the car a couple of years ago. Its really nice to have a car with a provenance. Mine featured in several promotional photographs while he was running it. Can you picture the one outside Chapman's front door and pillared porch in the rain? I wonder if it leaked through the door cards even then!

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PostPost by: Matt Elan » Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:37 pm

If Hills car was chassis #50/0418 as stated above it would have been fitted with Lucas rear lights - only the first 177 cars had the Carello units.
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PostPost by: JJDraper » Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:40 pm

Looks great. Interesting that the records from the time don't give an engine number or colour, but then the records were always patchy!

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