Exoto Lotus Ford Type 49 race car #4 Jim Clark wins 1968 S. African GP 1:18 box

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Exoto 1968 South Africa Grand Prix winning race car #4 driven by Jim Clark in l:18 scale. Includes original box, great detailing and limited production. SHIPS FAST AND FREE in US. The Lotus 49 was innovative for a few reasons as Colin Chapman’s design was the first ever to use the engine as a fully stressed member in F1. It was significantly stronger and lighter than traditional designs. The benefits were apparent immediately and Clark won 4 F1 races and the Lotus 49 sat on Pole position in every race it entered in 1967. Jim won the Indy 500 in 1965 coupled with two World Championships in 1963 and 1965. Tragically, this was his last race, he was killed at age 32 in a Formula 2 racing accident in Hockenhiem Germany in 1968. At the time of his death he had won more Grand Prix races (25) .

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Exoto Lotus Ford type 49 1968 South Africa Grand Prix winning race car #4 driven by Jim Clark in l:18 scale. Includes original box, great detailing and limited production. SHIPS FAST AND FREE in US. The Lotus 49 was innovative for a few reasons as Colin Chapman’s design was the first ever to use the engine as a fully stressed member in F1. It was significantly stronger and lighter than traditional designs. The benefits were apparent immediately and Clark won 4 F1 races and the Lotus 49 sat on Pole position in every race it entered in 1967. Jim won the Indy 500 in 1965 coupled with two World Championships in 1963 and 1965. Tragically, this was his last race, he was killed at age 32 in a Formula 2 racing accident in Hockenhiem Germany in 1968. At the time of his death he had won more Grand Prix races (25) and achieved more GP Pole positions than any other driver. Arguably one of the best of all time.

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