Lotus 49 Ford Cosworth DFV

The 1967 Formula One season was, in many ways, a season of firsts. Jim Clark won the Dutch Grand Prix racing the Lotus 49—a car he was driving for the first time—in its very first outing. Dan Gurney became the first (and, so far,  only) American driver to win a grand prix in a car of American construction at the Belgian Grand Prix, Honda became a first-time winner at the Italian Prix and, for the first and, perhaps, only time, nearly every full-time constructor except Ferrari and BRM won a championship race. Coincidentally, it was also the last season before the introduction of aero elements to the sport.

Arguably the introduction of the Lotus 49 with its Ford Cosworth power winning it’s first time out with a driver who had never even sat in the car before the race at Zandvoort, has to be at the top of the list of firsts (the Dan Gurney win is very nearly the top moment). When V-12 power was, more or less, the standard power choice of the day, the Ford V8 was positively revolutionary especially when coupled to Colin Chapman’s lightweight monocoque design. Small and lean, even by the then current Formula One Standards, the Lotus 49 represented an entirely new direction in F1 construction.

My Lotus 49 illustration captures this iconic race car in all of its exquisite detail as it appeared at its inaugural outing at the 1967 Dutch Grand Prix in Zandvoort including the ZF gearbox, electrics atop the transaxle, painted cockpit cowling, vented brake rotors and a number of other bits that were changed for subsequent events. Available with or without the Zandvoort background that features a graphic adapted from the race poster and the track’s profile, the Lotus 49 may be purchased in two sizes—10″ x 24″ or 15″ x 36″ (prints without backgrounds are 8″ x 24″ and 12″ x 36″ respectively).

Other 1967 Formula One race cars included this series are: the Gurney-Eagle, Repco-Brabham, Honda, and Cooper-Maserati. Please visit New Formula One Print Series for projected availability dates.

 

 

Priced from $185-$235 — Press run — 25

 

21 in stock

1967 Formula One Specifications

  • Limited edition fine art print
  • Printed on acid-free, museum quality, giclee paper
  • Each print is numbered and signed
  • Includes Certificate of Authenticity
  • Available in two sizes—10" x 24" or 15" x 36" with background, 8" x 24" or 12" x 36" without background
  • Domestic shipping via USPS 2-Day Priority, International shipping via USPS First-Class (please see Shipping and Delivery Policy for more information)
  • Low resolution proofs furnished prior to printing (approval required)
  • Prints ship in 10-14 days (on average) after approval of low resolution proof
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Lotus 49 Ford Cosworth DFV limited edition fine art print

 

 

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