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1964 Ford Lotus Cortina vs. 1962 Lotus Elan

The late racing maestro Jim Clark is still revered and adored by many – not least IndyCar legend Dario Franchitti. Here are his experiences of two very special ex-Clark Lotuses.

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Jim Clark interview In 1964, Clark talked about his Radford Lotus Elan - and your driving

In October 1964, Jim Clark spoke to Small Car magazine – which soon became CAR – about his road driving technique, his opinions on the average motorist, and his Radford Lotus Elan.

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1966 Lotus Elan S3 SE FHC Jim Clark’s last road car

This Lotus Elan S3 FHC was Jim Clark’s last road car. We take to the border roads that formed him to find out why he found it so beguiling.

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1964 Lotus Elan S1 1600

The Elan transformed an ambitious Lotus from bit-part player to major engineering force. We drive this rare S1 Elan 1600, fresh from restoration, to find out how.

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1972 Lotus Elan +2

Mike James always fancied the Lotus Elan +2 over a two seater so we put him in one for the day to find out why.

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1964 Lotus Elan 26R that kick-started Jackie Oliver’s career

As he heads into retirement, former F1 driver and team owner Jackie Oliver recalls the Lotus 26R that kick-started his stellar career.

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1964 Lotus Elan 26R

One half of Ian Walker’s famous Goldbug duo, this Lotus Elan 26R helped forge the model’s racing legacy, being driven to victory by the likes of Jim Clark. Today it’s our turn behind the wheel

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