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CMC – 1:18 Ferrari D50 1956 Long Nose F1 German GP #2 Collins

Product Code: M185
£499.99
Dimensions: 22.6 × 8 × 5.3 cm
Condition: Brand New

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MODEL FEATURES

  • Metal precision model hand-built from 1,161 parts
  • Detachable and lockable engine hood
  • Flip-open ventilation lid for the driver’s footwell
  • Highly detailed replication of the V8 engine with accessories, pipes and cabling
  • Bundled exhaust pipes made of metal
  • Triangular front axle with shock absorbers and transverse leaf spring, all made of metal
  • Rear suspension with De Dion tube, transverse leaf spring, pushrods and friction dampers, all made of metal
  • Oil cooler installed in front of the radiator
  • Detailed replication of fuel and oil circulation as well as the cooling system,
  • Hinged flip-open fuel and oil filler caps
  • Upholstered, leather-covered driver’s seat and head-rest
  • Amazingly realistic and perfectly crafted wheels with stainless-steel spokes and nipples mounted on an alloy rim
  • Authentically-replicated central locking nuts with right-/left-handed threads
  • Elegant finish by hand in the original hue and colour

MODEL HISTORY (FERRARI D50, COLLINS, 1956 GERMAN GP)

As the seventh race of an eight-round contest for the 1956 World Championship, the German Grand Prix took place on August 5 at the Nürburgring. As the F1 season was coming close to a conclusion, Peter Collins was leading in the drivers’ standings with one point ahead of Juan Manuel Fangio, a teammate from Scuderia Ferrari. Over Jean Behra, who was racing for Maserati, Collins had a four-point lead. All three stood a chance of contending for the championship title, whereas Stirling Moss was already too far behind to win the title on his own.

Peter Collins, a young Brit, started off in a “long-nose” Ferrari, so did his team-mate Juan Manuel Fangio. The long nose not only gave the D50 a strikingly sleek appearance, but also improved its aerodynamics. A green strip that encircled the tip of Collins’ long-nose D50 helped the pit crew identify the car during the race from Fangio’s long-nose.

In the qualifying practice, Fangio won pole position by 0.3 seconds ahead of Collins. Castetlotti, another teammate from Scuderia Ferrari, took third place by 3 seconds behind. About ten seconds later, Maserati driver Stirling Moss managed to qualify for fourth place. The race lasted 22 laps. After the start-off, Collins took the lead, only to be surpassed by Fangio during the first lap. Fangio was able to maintain the lead until the very end of the race. An error committed in the heat of racing compelled Collins to retire prematurely. Only seven out of the nineteen racers crossed the finish line, and the top five winners were awarded championship points. This put Fangio
comfortably ahead of Stirling Moss, who came in second and crossed the finish line a few seconds ahead of his Maserati teammate Behra. In the drivers’ standings Collins lost the lead, but he was still in a position to stage a comeback in the last GP race and win the championship title.

TECHNICAL DATA (ORIGINAL VEHICLE)

  • Monoposto built on a tubular frame with free-standing wheels
  • 2.5-litre V8 engine as a stressed member of the chassis
  • Two valves per cylinder controlled by two overhead camshafts
  • Dry sump oil lubrication
  • Mixture preparation with four Solex 40 PII double carburettors
  • Dual ignition (two plugs per cylinder)
  • Five-speed manual gearbox installed behind the driver
  • Triangular front axle with shock absorbers, front suspension with wishbones, transverse leaf spring, all made of metal
  • Rear suspension with De-Dion-tube, transverse leaf spring, pushrods and friction dampers, all made of metal
Bore x stroke: 76 x 68.5 mm
Displacement: 2,486 cc
Maximum output: 265 HP at 8,000 rpm
Top speed: 300 Km/h (depending on ratio)
Wheelbase: 2,280 mm
Track front/rear: 1,270 / 1,270 mm
Total length: 4,068 mm
Total width: 1,448 mm
Total height: 962 mm
Curb weight: 640 kg

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