The Lotus 15 is a front-engine sports racing car designed by Colin
Chapman of Lotus, built from 1958 until 1960.
Other drivers beside Graham Hill who drove the 15 in period include
Cliff Allison, Roy Salvadori, Jay Chamberlain, Pete Lovely, Innes
Ireland, Alan Stacey, Mike Taylor, David Piper, Tim Parnell, David
Buxton, Keith Greene, Derek Jolly, John Coombs, Peter Arundell, Peter
Heath and Chuck Parsons with various levels of success. Derek Jolly won
the 1960 Australian Tourist Trophy and Peter Heath was victorious
in the 1961 Macau Grand Prix. However, the combination of a Grand Prix
engine with the innovative Lotus transaxle generally did not provide a
high level of reliability, so the 15 was never crowned with a major
endurance title despite the impressive level of speed. It failed to
finish the 1958 and 1959 24 Hours of Le Mans.
This resin model is from a kit by Provence Moulage, it was sourced from
a private collection in July 2018