This Lotus XV is one of about 22 survivors and is the last one built by the factory. It is #628/3 (indicating a series 3 car). While not raced on the continent, it had an illustrious and successful early career here competing mainly in south central US and Nassau driven by JC Kilburn. A Buick 215 dry sump motor replaced the FPF in the late '60s and #628 was extensively shown in the upper Mid West while registered and driven on the street.
The KTR restoration will come full circle back to the FPF even though the Buick remains with the Lotus.
Racing Prep & Trackside Support
For decades, KTR has maintained a standard of excellence in vintage and historic racing. Our goal is to provide our racing customers with well-prepared cars and convenient trackside support in a congenial atmosphere. We're proud of our abilities, as well as our commitment to the sport.
Our vintage racing customers have varied and interesting backgrounds. Some have raced for over 30 years; others are brand new to the sport. At every event, we work hard to create a team spirit for our members. We share tips on driving techniques, talk about our cars, and cheer each other on. We all have a love for sportscars and racing, and we share that passion with each other.
Our customers participate in a variety of events from local club events to major spectator events such as the Monterey Historics, Brian Redman International Challenge (Elkhart Lake), Jefferson 500 (Summit Point), Spring Vintage Grand Prix (Mid-Ohio) and the Lime Rock Fall Festival.