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Lotus 49  Colin Chapman’s design genius combined with Cosworth Engineering’s Ford V8 engine and one of the greatest F1 race cars was born. The Lotus 49 chassis when fitted with the delayed Ford Cosworth DFV 3 Litre V8 took the F1 world by storm, winning its first GP in South Africa in 1968 with the late Jim Clark at the wheel. Want this in my garage.

Lotus 49 Colin Chapman’s design genius combined with Cosworth Engineering’s Ford V8 engine and one of the greatest F1 race cars was born. The Lotus 49 chassis when fitted with the delayed Ford Cosworth DFV 3 Litre V8 took the F1 world by storm, winning its first GP in South Africa in 1968 with the late Jim Clark at the wheel. Want this in my garage.

1967 Lotus 49 + Colin Chapman + Jim Clark. For me this was the high point of Formula 1.

1967 Lotus 49 + Colin Chapman + Jim Clark. For me this was the high point of Formula 1.

The great Jimmy Clark heads for his fifth grand prix win in the Lotus 49, at Kyalami in 1968. It was the 25th GP win of his career and tragically, it would prove to be his last. Fittingly, he took pole and set fastest lap on his way to victory. LAT photo. RACER.com

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The great Jimmy Clark heads for his fifth grand prix win in the Lotus 49, at Kyalami in 1968. It was the 25th GP win of his career and tragically, it would prove to be his last. Fittingly, he took pole and set fastest lap on his way to victory. LAT photo. RACER.com

Jim Clark - At speed and in control. Perhaps the greatest of all time.

Jim Clark - At speed and in control. Perhaps the greatest of all time.

Jim Clark, Lotus-Ford, #6 (RET-differential) French Grand Prix was a F1 motor race held at the Bugatti Circuit, Le Mans on 2 July 1967.

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Jim Clark, Lotus-Ford, #6 (RET-differential) French Grand Prix was a F1 motor race held at the Bugatti Circuit, Le Mans on 2 July 1967.

1967 British GP, Silverstone : Jim Clark, Lotus-Ford 49 #5, Team Lotus, Winner (ph: © Schlegelmilch)

1967 British GP, Silverstone : Jim Clark, Lotus-Ford 49 #5, Team Lotus, Winner (ph: © Schlegelmilch)

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