Graham Hill finished second in this Lotus 49B at the 1968 U.S. Grand Prix; after sharing it with Jackie Oliver for most of the season. This was chassis 49B/R6 which was driven to victory by Hill in Mexico later in the 1968 season. Graham Hill also drove this chassis during the first part of the 1969 season. He unfortunately, did not score anymore victories. After Hill was entrusted with a new car, chassis 49B/R6 was put in the hands of the newest Lotus team member, Jochen Rindt. The latter scored his maiden Grand Prix victory at Watkins Glen in October 1969. Rindt also drove 49B/R6 to victory at Monaco in May 1970, and driver Alex Soler-Roig made a final appearance of this Lotus 49B while attempting to qualify it at the French Grand Prix in July 1970.
With 79 Grand Prix victories, 7 Constructor's Championships and 6 Drivers championships in F1, Colin Chapman's Lotus cars have become legendary. And this collector-quality 49B model replica is no different. It features over 130 individual parts with details that include fully functioning steering, working front and rear suspension, highly detailed driver and cockpit, genuine tread pattern on rubber-like tires, accurate wiring and plumbing, actual wire mesh gauze over the velocity stacks, individual cast exhaust headers and many photo-etched parts.
When you hold one of these models in your hands, you'll feel the weight of quality, see the precision in the details and marvel at the hand applied paint and graphics which have been pushed to a new industry standard.
•Real wire mesh gauze over engine velocity stacks
•Rear half-shafts turn with rear axle
•Highly detailed engine, fully wired and plumbed
•Highly detailed chassis and suspension components
•Fully detailed driver and cockpit including photo-etch seatbelt hardware
•Steering wheel function
•Numerous photo-etch parts: front Lotus badge, radiators, quick-fasteners
•Active genuine coil springs and suspension front rear
•Aluminum film heat shield between monocoque body and engine
•Designed in 1:18 scale. Over 9" long
•Full die-cast body, chrome chassis simulating aluminum
•Superb paint finishes
•Hand assembled from over 130 scaled precision parts