Lotus 24 was designed by the team Lotus for 1962 season in parallel with the development of the Lotus 25. While the 25 was the revolutionary design based on the first aluminium monococque, the 24 followed conventional back-up spaceframe design. More technically superior 25 was intended for the works team (driven by Jim Clark), and 24 also being at the disposal of the works team (Trevor Taylor), were sold to many privateers. Lotus 24 made its debut at the 1962 Brussels Grand Prix with Jim Clark who put it in pole position but retired after only one lap. Two weeks later Clark won the Lombank Trophy race at Snetterton. Its first World Championship event was the 1962 Dutch Grand Prix, where it finished second with Trevor Taylor. Among many private Lotus clients there was R.R.C. Walker Racing Team. Rob walker bought one Lotus 24 to enter it for Maurice Trintignant. The Frenchman retired in the first race with the 24 in Monaco (this scale model relates to this event), and was able to finish best as 7th in the French Grand Prix.
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