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Brian Arculus

Foxfield Cottage, Foxfields,

West Chiltington, Pulborough

West Sussex RH20 2JQ

Telephone: 01798 813258

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Brian is Registrar for the Lotus Mk VIII and Mark X, the first streamlined Lotus sports-racing cars.

Lotus Mark VIII

List of Mk. 8 cars built during 1954 and 1955. Nine built, six remain.


No. 1 Prototype 3 The Team Lotus Works Car SAR5 MG XPEG 1466 Fully documented in 'Lotus - The Early Years' by Peter Ross and also in many books and articles. Alive and well in the U.K.


No. 2 TYC 700 MG XPEG 1466 Ordered by George 'Tip' Cunane in '54. Fully restored and in Holland


No. 3 624 BMG MG XPAG 1350 Built by Nigel Allen '54. Scrapped 1972. No longer exists.

No. 4 867 BMX MG XPEG 1466 Ordered by Dan Margulies '54. Partly restored and in the USA.


No. 5 HUD 139 Climax FWA 1100 Ordered by R.'Dick' Steed '54. Partly restored and in the U.K.


No. 6 KJA 91 Connaught 1490 Ordered by John Coombs '54. Rescued from imminent destruction in 1973 and remains unrestored in a private collection in the U.K.

No. 7 777 FRE Turner Lea-Francis 1490 Ordered by George Nixon '55. Currently under restoration in the U.K.

No. 8 SXB500 Ford 1172 engine and running gear. Mk 6 Chassis fitted with Mk 8 body shell. Painted dark blue. Never raced and only used as a road car. Scrapped in 1967. No longer exists.


No. 9 Non U.K. registered. Ordered by James Dean less engine. Purchased from the Dean estate by John Timanus. Various American owners until imported into the U.K. in 1979. Scrapped in 1980/81. No longer exists.

Lotus Mark X