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Lotus 38 – 1965 Indy 500 Winner – Photo of the Day

Submitted by on August 4, 2014

Lotus 38Jim Clark’s 1965 Lotus 38 IndyCar chariot in all its glory.

In 1965 Jim Clark became the only man in history to win the Indy 500 in the same year that he would be Formula 1 World Champion. This Lotus 38 was the machine that helped him achieve the former, and it did so whilst looking absolutely stunning in the process.

This was the first time that a rear-engined vehicle had ever won the Indy 500, and it’s victory signaled the dawn of a new era of race car for the sport. Since then, no front engined vehicle has won the race since.

Take a look at a couple of the other posts we’ve run in the past, celebrating the magic of the Lotus 38:

MORE: Restoring and testing the Lotus 38

MORE: The 10 most beautiful liveries of all time (including the Lotus 38!)

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