Lotus - Climax Formula 1 Racing Car (155)


Nothing typifies mid-to-late 1960s Corgis like this wonderful Lotus-Climax racing car. It was a must-have for schoolboys of the era, introduced in December 1964, just in time for Christmas. Based on Colin Chapman’s streamlined design that first raced in 1962 and was famously driven by Jim Clark, this superb Corgi is painted in a classic ‘British racing green’ livery, with a yellow racing stripe and that all important number one decal.

Strangely, the box illustration showed the car with a number four. Best of all, it came with a miniature driver, perfect for holding your own Grand Prix on the living room carpet! It was deleted in 1975, by which time racing cars looked very different indeed.

SizeLength: 98mm Width: 40mm Height: 23mm

All our Corgi Toys replicas are authentic and faithful to the originals and come with their own numbered certificate of authenticity.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 112 reviews
Dean Haataja
Welcome back to your childhood

One of my favorite cars in my toy car collection when I was a kid was this Lotus Formula one race car…This was before the introduction of the first Hot Wheels cars. I have told my grown son many times how the toy cars were before they introduced the red lines. Now I can show him the exact thing I had…wonderful and nostalgic!!

Donald Neece

I have been a fan of Jim Clark who pioneered the rear engine Lotus at the
Indianapolis 500

John Behrendt

This car brings back memories of when I first started following Formula 1.

John Alberts

Love the car and especially the nostalgia of the entire package

Marc Kuffler
Outstanding Model!

I have both the original version of this car as well as the Corgi Model Club. The CMC version is accurate to the original. The quality is absolutely outstanding. I am very grateful to CMC as acquiring an original with this kind of quality is extremely difficult. Absolutely will treasure this and probably won't try to race it again (like I did when it originally came out!).

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We’re fans, first and foremost. The Corgi Model Club Online Shop is where we can show off our fantastic re-issue models that launch every month and add to our growing collection of gifts for those wanting to re-live special childhood memories. At Corgi Model Club, we believe that if it’s not something that ignites your passion, then it’s probably not something worth doing in the first place.

This approach to business drives everything we do in researching, creating and promoting these fantastic diecast models. We work closely with Hornby PLC every step of the way to re-create products that our collectors are proud to own.

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