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Maserati 250F 1:8 Scale by Javan Smith

#2 Fangio 1957 German Grand Prix winner

£1,900.00

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Maserati 250F 1:8 Scale by Javan Smith 1957 German Grand Prix

This is a fine 1:8 large scale model by Javan Smith, of the Maserati 250F as driven by Juan Manuel Fangio to vistory at the German Grand Prix

The 1957 German Grand Prix has passed into F1 folklore as one of the defining races in the sport’s history, arguably the greatest performance ever produced by any driver. It took place at the Nurburgring, the 14-mile track through the Eifel mountains regarded as the toughest test of a racing driver ever devised.

Fangio was on pole in his Maserati 250F, about three seconds faster than Mike Hawthorn’s Ferrari. He built up half a minute’s lead before making a planned pit stop and rejoined 50 seconds behind with 10 laps remaining.

For three laps, he made no real impression on Hawthorn and team-mate Peter Collins, circulating together at the front, but then he let loose.

He began lapping 15 seconds faster than the old lap record – set by himself the year before. By the end of lap 19, he was 13 seconds behind Hawthorn and Collins. The next was a new lap record, more than eight seconds faster than his pole time. By the end of it he was right with the Ferrari’s, and soon swept by to victory.

Totally hand built by the highly regarded model maker, Javan Smith in 1999. Measuring around 2 feet in length, this pre-owned (one owner) model is very rare especially the #2 Fangio car and is in excellent condition, the model will come with a brand new made to measure perspex cover.

Available now, please contact me to discuss delivery options.

 

 

 

 

 

Additional Information

Weight200 kg

1 in stock

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