Ben Smith Dario Franchitti makes special delivery to Jim Clark museum

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Dario Franchitti is lending the car driven by Jim Clark to go on display in the new museum

Scottish racing driver Dario Franchitti has made a special delivery to a new museum honouring the achievements of Jim Clark due to open in the Borders.

He is lending a Lotus Cortina driven by the double Formula One world champion to the facility in Duns.

The 1964 British Saloon Car Championship winning car will also be joined by Clark’s Lotus 25/R6.

The £1.6m museum celebrating the Scottish motorsport legend is scheduled to open on 11 July.

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Clark was crowned Formula One champion twice – in 1963 and 1965

“I think the new museum is fabulous,” said Franchitti.

“From the moment you walk in the door, it’s brilliant. It’s a fitting tribute to Jim.

“The car I have brought down is Jim’s car, I’ve just been looking after it.

“I’m very proud it is featuring in the museum, where other people will get to see it and enjoy it.”

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