Renauld and Classic Team Lotus are proud to announce a collaboration with the Jim Clark Trust to produce a limited-edition sunglass – to be known as the Jim Clark Sixty-One.
Throughout the Sixties, Jim was an enthusiastic fan of Renauld and recently several new images have surfaced of him wearing the brand at various Grand Prix. Renauld collaborated with Classic Team Lotus and Colin Chapman's son, Clive, in customizing the Jim Clark edition of the Sixty-One and its unique leather case.
In fact, two new sunglass models have been designed, based on the two Lotus 'Types' that Jim took to the checkered flag countless times. The Type 25 was the Lotus in which Jim Clark won the F1 World Championship in 1963 and 1965. The Type 38 was the Lotus that Jim famously drove to victory in the 1965 Indy 500.
The Type 25 sunglass is presented in 24ct gold plate with a beautiful green and red leather case embossed with a distinctive silhouette of the winning car and Jim’s signature. Production will be extremely limited in a short batch run of just 25 units. A deposit of £350 will reserve a pair with the balance due before delivery. Alternatively the full price of price of £695.00 can be paid now.
The Type 38 is in Palladium with a green and yellow leather case and is similarly embossed with the winning Lotus and Jim’s signature. Just 38 of these highly coveted glasses will be handcrafted at our exclusive factory in Italy. A deposit of £350 will reserve a pair with the balance due before delivery. Alternatively the full price of price of £655.00 can be paid now.
Each sunglass arrives with a Renauld certificate of authenticity and Classic Team Lotus and Jim Clark commemorative booklet.
The Jim Clark Sixty Ones are available to pre-order now for delivery in March/April 2022.
Hinge to hinge across the brow bar = 14.1cm
Arm length from hinge to first arm bend = 8.5cm
Depth of the lens = 4.6cm from top of the brow bar to the bottom of the lens at the widest point