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LOTUS CLIMAX FORMULA 1

RACING CAR

Lotus Climax Formula 1 - 155

 

page last updated: 22 February 2017


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A definite move into 1960s Formula 1 cars and away from the lumpy old Vanwall the Lotus Climax is an elegant and pretty design. Is this the same Climax engine as used in the Hillman Imp? The Lotus 25 was designed by Colin Chapman for the 1962 Formula 1 season. It was revolutionary, the first fully stressed monocoque chassis to appear in F1. The original sketches for the car were made on napkins while Chapman discussed his idea while dining out with Lotus chassis designer Mike Costin.

Corgi added the car to the range in December 1964 and it remained in production until 1969 when it was replaced with No.158 based on the same casting but with steering added and a rear wing. This car was finally deleted  in 1973 by which time racing cars looked very different.

CORGI TOYS

RACING DRIVER

REAR VIEW MIRRORS

PLATED

SPRING SUSPENSION

UNIT AND EXHAUSTS

 This is a nice example - just the side decals are damaged, otherwise a lovely model.


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