It isn't too often that a rare 1967 Lotus
51 Formula appears for sale on eBay. According to the description, the Formula Ford
series was launched in 1967 and was meant to be an entry level series for amateur racers to prove themselves at manageable costs. If drivers were good enough, they could move up to Formula 2 and Formula 3 competitions. For their part, Lotus built the Type 51 for the 1967-68 seasons.