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The same file also features a photo of Stewart’s then-girlfriend, model Dee Harrington, pictured with another
Miura alongside this ‘S’ model with its registration ‘JLL 831K’, which the car still retains.
Since Stewart’s tenure of the car, the Miura has a documented chain of ownership from new, including more
than two decades with a single enthusiast. Under current ownership, the Miura has recently been fully
restored by Lamborghini’s in-house classic restoration department, Polo Storico, to the tune of €300,000. The
car is estimated to fetch £1,200,000 to £1,400,000 at RM Sotheby’s London sale. Prior to the sale, the Miura
will be entered at the Salon Privé Concours d’Elegance at Blenheim Palace, 30 August to 1 September.
The 1962 Lotus Elite Super 95 – registration HSH 200 – was given to Jim Clark in February 1962 in lieu of
payment for his services as a works driver for Team Lotus. The original logbook is retained and was consigned
to Clarksport Ltd – Clark’s trading name – and signed by the famous racing driver. The car retains its original
chassis plate and Bristol Aircraft body plate, while the original engine also matches the logbook.
This Elite is one of 23 Super 95 models made, which featured a more powerful engine, modified carburetors,
bonnet duct, vacuum servo-assisted brakes, long-range fuel tank, Lucas PL headlights and a dual-tone paint
finish—all of which are still present today. The car is also sold with a Hobbs Mechamatic gearbox, not
currently fitted. This was effectively the first sequential gearbox and was used by the Hobbs racing team, and
fitted to this car by Clark. The other Mechamatic-equipped Elite was driven by the legendary Sir Stirling Moss
during his time with Lotus. The original ‘Type 14’ Elite was produced by Lotus from 1957 to 1963. The 1.2-liter
‘Coventry Climax’ straight-four engine made the Elite famous for being an ultra-lightweight two-seater coupe
with agile handling. The ex-Clark car is estimated to achieve £150,000 to £200,000 at auction.
William Smith, Car Specialist at RM Sotheby’s, said: “The history behind these two newest headline
consignments speaks for itself. The Lamborghini Miura has a known ownership history from new, and the
restoration work carried out by Lamborghini Polo Storico makes this example truly flawless. The Miura has
been kept in such fine condition, it looks to this day just as it would have been delivered to Rod Stewart in the
1970s. With the Lotus Elite, a bygone era of motorsport is represented thanks to the very obvious connection
with Jim Clark, who lived and breathed the brand in its most successful era. Cars previously owned by Jim
Clark are rarely ever sold, and this would be the ultimate collector’s item that can still be driven in spirit to this
Alongside the two new consignments for London, a 1961 Aston Martin DB4GT will feature prominently in the
September auction. The rare and iconic car was once owned by Pink Panther star Peter Sellers, and the car
appeared alongside the actor in 1963 comedy film “The Wrong Arm of the Law”. It is understood that Sellers
enjoyed driving the car so much on set, he bought the car very soon afterwards.
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