Exoto 1961 Ferrari 156 ‘Sharknose’ 1:18 GPC97204B, Wolfgang von Tripps. 1961 Italian Grand Prix
This is a brand new Limited Edition of the Ferrari 156 ‘Sharknose’ as driven by Wolfgang von Tripps in his final race at the Italian Grand Prix at Monza. Wolfgang von Tripps would have won the world championship at this race, disastrously he crached, killing himself and a number of spectators. His team mate, the Americal Phil Hill went on to win the race and snatch the title. This was the last time the full banked track was used in a Grand Prix.
So many racing drivers lost their lives in this era, doing what they loved in spite of the risks, resulting in some fabulous races between charismatic gentlemen who regarded each other as friends.
This is a brand new, Limited Edition, with quite incredible levels of detail, superb quality materials and the ultimate 1:18 diecast model available anywhere in the world. Never opened or assembled and becoming very rare in totally new condition.