Mike Brotherwood
Email : mikebrotherwood@aol.com
Specialist Restorer of Lotus marques from the 1950s and early 60s
Mk6 and 9
Series 1  7
Mk2, 6
& XI
Coventry Climax
Tel: 0 (44) 1834 831546 Days    Mobile 07990 758085
15,16 & 17
S2 & S3 7
Wilment overhead valve conversion engine. 
Ready to fit as far as we are aware. 
Engine in Australia.
£5,000 ono
Lotus XI  S1 Chassis
new, no documents, registration 
or chassis number.   £4,000
Lotus XI S2 Chassis,
new, no documents, registration 
or chassis number.  £4,000
Lotus XI S2, Original genuine Chassis 
With history going back to the 1970's (so far).
No chassis number or paperwork    £20,000
Lotus XI S1 Rear body section
This is a new panel made a few years ago. It fits my spare chassis well and looks good  £3,200
Lotus 15 Chassis
new, no documents, registration 
or chassis number  £6,000
Aluminium Cam Carrier

identical to cast steel version, 
but half the weight £450
Coventry Climax Oil Pump

With original pick-up, Used but in good condition
Lotus MK6

Ford 100E engine, dry sumped and running twin 1 1/4" SUs. Belt driven D45 distributor, electric water pump and fan. Dynoed some years ago at 68bhp at the flywheel: probably a bit less now!
3 speed gearbox with Buckler D ratios.
E93a axle with 4.7 final drive.
Set up for racing at the moment with roll bar, seat belts and fire extinguisher - all in date.
Set of 15" wheels with Dunlop Formula Vee tyres.
Set of road wheels with new crossplys.
Original bodywork includes rear wings, scuttle, engine side covers and nose cone.  Another alloy nosecone and a GRP nosecone are with the car.
Full tonneau cover, and a half tonneau for racing.
Won the 750 Trophy series in 1998 - overall and Class C.
Class wins in the Birkett Relay and a number of outright race wins.
Large quantity of spares; three engines, gearboxes, axles, chassis parts; enough to build two more cars.

It was entered for Le Mans, as a works car in 1959, but never took part.  It was fitted with one of the early 1500 FWB engines from new.  After Le Mans, it went straight to Canada, where it has spent its life.  

Four ago I brought it back to France for its current owner, who raced it at Le Mans Classic in 2016.  For this race it was fitted with a full race FWA, built by us, and went well.

It is currently being resprayed green,so the photographs here are from Le Mans Classic in 2016.

This is probably the only 17 which retains its strut front suspension.  This was slightly modified in Canada and seems to work well.
Lotus 17
The pictures of the car in green are as it is now, freshly resprayed.  It is now back in the UK and available for viewing.
​Morris Minor 1000.  1098cc  1971
This is a very driveable original car in good condition.
The current owner (my brother) has owned it for ten years and maintained it well.
I've used it a few times, specifically to travel to Goodwood Revival, and enjoyed driving.
The hood is in good condition and it has its original radio.
Lotus XI S2 Replica
This is an almost new car built in 2003 and has covered about 500 miles from new.  The engine is a 1020cc converted climax fire pump built by Oselli.  I haven't seen the car but by all accounts it is built to a very high and exacting standard and ready to go.  The car is available for a test drive in Suffolk.
                                                       Lotus 6 Climax FWB 1460cc

Present owner since 1973. 
Repanelled by Fred Fairman and restored by Mike Brotherwood in the late 80's.
Fitted with a 1500 Climax FWB /BMC A series rear axle, Lotus MK 9 Alfin drums all round and rack and pinion steering.  Very little mileage since the restoration.
Extremely well maintained and cosseted car.  Beautiful condition.
Lotus 6 MGTC.  De Deion. 

Great history.
Extensively raced by Crhis Smith of Westfield Cars in the late 70's.
There's been a lot of work done by the current owner who's had it for 9 years.  New lights, loom, dash, instruments, fuel tank, pump.  New de dion made and fitted by Mike Brotherwood 2013.
Restored front chassis.  MGTC XPAG 1350cc with a lively cam makes it a rapid car.
It retains its original panels and so has the rich patina of an unrestored car. 
Maintained by the owner regardless of cost.  Ready for race or road use.


A rare opportunity to buy a partially rebuilt XI.  One of the last cars panelled by Williams & Pritchard in the 1980's.  It comes with an almost complete set of parts including a professionally rebuilt FWA.  Great History back to 1959.  Acknowledged as genuine by the HLR but chassis number unknown.
Tel: 0 (44) 1834 831546   Days  Mobile 07990 758085