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Video shows how to ‘play’ with your 1:8-scale Indy car model

Amalgam’s 1965 Jim Clark Lotus comes with special tools


We’ve written before about how cool are the die-cast scale models produced by Amalgam, a British company. But nearly as cool is the 4-minute video the company just released showing its 1:8-scale duplicate of the Lotus 38 that Jim Clark drove to victory at Indianapolis in 1965 and how you can remove the car’s nose cone, its air scoops, engine air-inlet plugs, and the upper engine covers.

And then how to put — carefully — all those pieces back in place.

Each of the models, on which Amalgam spent 400 man-hours to assemble, comes with a kit that includes special cotton gloves and tools so you can play chief mechanic with your $22,995 version of the 500-winning Lotus.

Only 99 copies of the 1:8-scale Clark Lotus will be produced, Amalgam says on its website.

Tools come with the car so you can remove some of the parts
Larry Edsall
Larry Edsall
A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.


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