The most successful of the Lotus 30/40's built (if there was ever such a thing as a successful Lotus 30or 40).
The Lotus 30 and 40 were the largest sports racing cars that Lotus ever built. They were as fast or faster than the Formula One Grand Prix cars of the time.
The Lotus 30 that came to be known as the Pink Stamps Special was the most successful of Lotus 30/40 series the were campaigned. It competed in over 50 International Grand Prix Races for Sports Cars and National (Great Britain) Races. It has a total of 21 wins, 10 second places, 6 third places and one each at 4th, 5th, and 6th place. It also achieved 13 overall wins, 10 second places, 5 thirds, and 8 fastest lap of race records.
The Pink Stamps Special Lotus 30 is currently owned by Richard Keyes of Portland, OR, USA, and has been restored to near its condition as it raced at Silverstone on 30 Aug. 1970 where it set fastest lap and won its first race as the Pink Stamps Special. The car is powered by a ex-Alan Mann Ford GT 40 LeMans engine with Gurney-Weslake heads.