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.