Largest Lotus Collection in Europe to be Auctioned at Goodwood

Largest Lotus Collection in Europe to be Auctioned at Goodwood

On June 29 at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, attendees will have the chance to take in a little more than cars running “the Hill.”

When that date arrives, Olav Glasius, 61, plans to auction his venerable collection of Lotus cars. Among them, a 1954 Mk6 is the oldest, while Glasius says the hardest one to part with will be his prized Mk8.

“I think it’s the most beautiful; the first of the streamlined Lotuses. It’s a masterpiece, with huge fins at the rear like on a Batmobile,” he said. “They made six or seven, and this is the only original one in the world. It took me years to rebuild it.”

Expected to exceed £1.5 million, the auction will offer Lotus fans and prospective buyers a unique window into creator Colin Chapman’s career.

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