• Robert Kahmer and friend Ben Fowke split the $2,700 cost of the Lotus Mark X seen here in the original ad from the Dec. 5 ,1958 edition of AutoSport Magazine.
  • Image Credit: John Viviani / AutoSport Magazine
  • Robert Kahmer, right, with his 1955 Lotus Mark X. According to the inscription on the reverse, the car had been struck from behind while racing at Marlboro Motor Raceway in Maryland. Not so notable except for the fact the other car involved was the 1957 Corvette Stingray concept car on its racing debut.
  • Image Credit: Courtesy John Viviani/Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum
  • Image Credit: Courtesy John Viviani/Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum
  • Image Credit: Courtesy John Viviani/Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum
  • Image Credit: Courtesy John Viviani/Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum
  • Robert Kahmer with his 1955 Lotus Mark X.
  • Image Credit: Courtesy John Viviani/Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum
  • In 1959, Robert Kahman wrote to Colin Chapman at Lotus Engineering asking for permission to represent the company at the "Seabrink twelve-hour international race" in his 1955 Lotus Mark X. Unfortunately, Kahman was turned down.

  • Image Credit: Courtesy John Viviani/Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum
  • 1955 Lotus Mark X
  • At some point in the 1955 Lotus Mark X's life, it had been converted into a left-hand-drive road car and fitted with full-size doors and windshield. 
  • Image Credit: AOL
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