Jim's second Drivers' World Championship came driving the Lotus 33 (and 25 FRA) in 1965, it was a double in two respects as he won the Indianapolis 500 in the Lotus 38 on what was his third consecutive attempt making him the only driver in history to win the 500 and the F1 World Championship in the same year.
This page about known vehicles driven by Jim Clark in 1965 is not fully populated at present however these are significant for Jim.
Above the ex-Team Lotus, John Whitmore/Jack Sears/Jim Clark 1965 Ford Lotus Cortina MkI Competition Saloon Registration No. JTW498C was sold for £ 191,900 inc. premium on the 13th July by Bonhams LINK. Back in 2007 Bonhams sold this car in auction for £136,800 inc premium LINK. This Lotus Cortina is one of the original works racing saloons driven by our 1963 Formula 1 World Champion. Oddly enough the write up, whilst mentioning touring car champions Sir John Whitmore and Jack Sears also competed in this same car, omits at this point to mention that in the previous year Jim had won the 1964 British Racing & Sports Car Club (BRSCC) British Saloon Car Championship (BSCC) which is what it was called in those days. The inaugural 1957/8 season ended with Jack Sears winning the championship in an Austin A105 Westminster LINK. It was renamed the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) for 1987.
Often raced by Jim in 1965, Lotus Cortina JTW 497C at the Duns event 17th May 2015
1964 Championship winning BJH 417B sandwiched between JTW 497C and John Davies' 1964 Ian Walker engined Lotus Cortina in 2015