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1978 Lotus 79/1 “John Player Special” F1 Race Car

Owned by Paul Rego, Regogo Racing LLC, Dallas, Texas

Lotus (79/1) was the Type 79 prototype and the first F1 car to be designed using wind tunnel and computer design aids. One of the most influential and successful race cars it is universally considered to be one of the most beautiful F1 cars ever built. Mario Andretti did testing for Lotus in this car and it was used as his racing spare. “Classic Team Lotus” performed a restoration of 79/1 in 2010 for new owner Paul Rego. Doc Bundy raced it at the “Legends of Motorsports” at Barber in May and the F1 Historic Grand Prix in Montreal in June 2011.

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