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    1:18 CMC – 1952 Jaguar C-Type XKC 023 (current state of the model)

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    • Limited Edition of 1500 pieces world-wide
    • High quality Diecast, crafted in excellent detail by CMC
    • Item #M-193

     

    History

    The Jaguar C-Type – the sports car icon of the early fifties.

    The C-Type developed for use in motorsport from the XK120 was completely new except for the optimized engine. Jaguar won the overall victory in Le Mans twice with the C-Type. Between 1952 and 1955, racing teams with the C-Type won many (class) victories in national and international races. 53 copies of the C-Type were made in Coventry, including four lightweight chassis.

    CMC has studied Dr. Jenny’s C-Type (XKC 023) meticulously. The result is a CMC-made miniature highlighting the impressive charisma and sporty dynamics of the original.

     

    Following information courtesy of CMC:

     

    In his or her wildest dream, every collector hopes to be lucky enough to pull a car out of the barn in a rusty and dusty condition, but of so much importance that it would astonish the professional world. This was what happened to Dr. Christian J. Jenny and his C-Type XKC 023.Chassis XKC 023 was first delivered to Charles Hornburg, Jaguar’s US West Coast importer in late 1952, and it was directly transferred to Joe Henderson, a Jaguar dealer in Seattle.

     

    In August 1953, the car took part in a race for the first time — the Seattle Seafair 100-mile race, and it was driven by Bill Pollack and Jack Douglas. The latter was a comedy writer and television producer, well-known for his close relationship with Hollywood celebrities, including Mitzi Gaynor, leading star of “South Pacific”. Jack Douglas became the first owner of the sleek, fast XKC 023, and he took every opportunity to show off his vehicle and girlfriend. Also, racing was in his blood, so the C-type was frequently and successfully used in local racing events. After an accident, in which XKC 023 took considerable damage on the body side, the interest of the amateur racing driver in his C-Type dwindled.

     

    The vehicle remained on the US West Coast. In 1962 it came into the possession of Frank Schierenbeck, owner of a repair shop for European sports cars. With him, the C-type stayed until 1997, but knowledge about its whereabouts had faded into obscurity from the mid-sixties. Search for the missing Chassis XKC 023 began in 1986, and the car was found in 1997, albeit in a state of disassembly. In November 2000, XKC 023 was put together once more. Hardly completely restored, it participated in the Mille Miglia Storica 2001 with Jenny/Werdenberg at the wheel. Two years later, Dr. Jenny took XKC 023 to the celebrations in honour of the C-Type win at Le Mans 1951. In May 2006, the vehicle received the coveted FIA heritage certificate.

     

    Model Description

    • Metal precision model hand-built from more than 1,150 parts
    • Flip-open and lockable engine hood
    • Realistic replica of the straight six engine complete with encircling components, pipes and cabling
    • Metal exhaust pipes
    • Triangular front axle with wishbones, hydraulic shock absorbers, longitudinal
      torsion bar suspension, all made of metal
    • Rigid rear axle with transverse torsion bar suspension, hydraulic shock absorbers, longitudinal links, all made of metal
    • Radiator grille hand-made of stainless steel
    • Detailed replication of the cooling system
      • Detailed fuel and oil circulation
    • Authentically-replicated hinged fuel cap
    • Driver's door openable on realistic-looking hinges
    • Upholstered leather-covered driver and passenger seats
    • Perfectly crafted wheels with stainless-steel spokes and nipples on alloy rims
    • Screw-on central locking nuts with right-/left-handed threads
    • Elegant and brilliant finish in original colour
    • Starting numbers printed with the elaborate tampon printing method

    Special feature as accessory: Booster trolley with separate assist start device

     

    Specifications of Real Car

    • Sports car built on a tubular frame
    • Body shell made of extra thin alloy sheet metal
    • 3.4-litre 6-cylinder in-line-engine
    • Two valves per cylinder controlled by two overhead camshafts
    • Dry sump oil lubrication
    • Mixture preparation with two SU 2”-carburettors type H8/9
    • Coil/ capacitor ignition, one plug per cylinder
    • Four-speed manual gearbox mounted to the engine

     

    Maximum output:  200 HP at 5,800 rpm

    Displacement:        3.442 cc

    Bore x Stroke        83 x 106 mm

    Top speed:            230 Km/h (depending on ratio)

    Wheelbase:            2.438 mm

    Total length:          3.988 mm

    Total width:          1.638 mm

    Track front/rear:    1.295 / 1.295 mm

    Total height:          1. 081 mm

    Curb weight:         970 kg (2102 lb.)


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    1:18 CMC – Auto Union Type C #18 1936 Eifel Race

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    • Limited Edition of 1500 pieces world-wide
    • Hand-assembled and made of 1203 parts
    • High quality Diecast, crafted in excellent detail by CMC
    • Item #M-161

    History

    This 1:18 Auto Union Type C #18 Eifel Race Winner has been hand-assembled, consists of 1203 parts and is made of high quality Diecast by CMC. It features a removable front, the engine hood has true rubber o-rings for locking the hooks, a movable windscreen, exact replication of 16-cylinder V-type engine, openable fuel tank cap, cockpit fitted with textile seats and “Rosemeyer steering wheel”, “Bernd” imprinted on the outside of the cockpit and impeccable paintwork.

    The original vehicle featured a 16 cylinder V-engine with 2 valves per cylinder (controlled by an overhead cam shaft), dry sump lubrication, roots compressor and is a single seater (monoposto) with free-standing wheels and a tubular frame.

    Following information courtesy of the CMC:

    On June 14th 1936, Auto Union sent its best driver Bernd Rosemeyer to compete in the famous Eifel race at the Nürburgring, driving an Auto Union Type C with starting #18. This event became one of the most memorable fog-races at the Nürburgring. It consisted of 10 laps for a total distance of 228 km. The race was dominated by three prominent drivers of the time from the very beginning. Leading the way was Rudolf Caracciola in a Mercedes W25, next came the veteran warrior Tazio Nuvolari in an Alfa Romeo P3, and behind him was Bernd Rosemeyer in a Type C. After the 3rd round Nuvolari surpassed Caracciola to take the lead. But Rosemeyer was catching up steadily. Following a shock absorber failure that forced Caracciola to retire, a thrilling duel for victory unfolded between Nuvolari and the daredevil Rosemeyer.

    True to his nickname, Rosemeyer endeavored to become the undisputed front-runner by the 7th round.  At a significant distance behind him was Nuvolari, running in the 2nd place. During the 8th round, however, something unforeseen happened. With the sudden descent of a heavy fog, the Nürburgring was enveloped in an impenetrable wall of mist. Visibility was reduced to less than 20 meters! And what did Rosemeyer do? This crazy guy kept going full speed ahead. With a seriously blurred vision, he had to rely on his route memory of the course, a 7th sense for orientation, and an undaunted spirit to win the race. A legend was born.

    Bernd Rosemeyer went down in racing history as the “Fog Master.” Auto Union was setting a new benchmark that put an end to the dominance of Mercedes Benz.


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    1:18 BOS Models – Lotus Eleven #337 – 1957 Mille Miglia

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    • 1:18 Scale
    • Historic 1957 Mille Miglia Race Car
    • Resin material accentuates the crisp, clean lines of this curvaceous vehicle
    • The generous opening of the cockpit allows brilliant viewing opportunities of the dashboard and other interior detail
    • Smooth, sleek look makes for a stylish and historical addition for your collection
    • Item number #BOS150

    This historic 1957 Mille Miglia racing car was designed by Colin Chapman, and fitted with its sleek body by aerodynamicist Frank Costin in London, England. This British classic incorporated the latest in aerodynamic theory, engine, suspension and brake technology. It eventually went on to become the most prolific race car of its time, dominating it’s class throughout the world. In 1957 on the Mille Miglia circuit in Italy, Gregor Grant drove a factory-prepared Lotus Eleven, writing an account called “One man’s Mille Miglia”, noting his experiences of the race.


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    1:18 BOS Models – Lotus Eleven 1956 Monza Rekordwagen

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    • 1:18 Scale
    • Resin material model with sealed body and detailed interior
    • Historic 1956 Monza record car
    • Sleek and professional finish makes for a historical and unique addition for your collection
    • Item number #BOS152

    This historic 1956 racing car was designed by Colin Chapman, and fitted with its sleek body by aerodynamicist Frank Costin. This British classic , fixed with a Coventry Climax engine and tubular space frame, was primarily designed to compete in the 1100 cc class where it was one of the most successful cars during the mid to late 1950s. One of the most notable accomplishments was in 1956 when the Lotus Eleven was driven to a class world record by Stirling Moss of 230 km/h, for a lap at Monza. Several class victories followed at Le Mans and Sebring, and once again the Eleven became Lotus’ most successful race car design.

     


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    1:18 BOS Models – 1939 Mercedes-Benz T80 Rekordwagen

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    • 1:18 Scale
    • Historic 1939 Land Speed record car
    • Produced in resin, the resin moulding provides pin-point body and shut-line accuracy
    • The story below should be enough as to why this makes a great historical addition for your collection
    • Item number #BOS202

    The Mercedes-Benz T80 was a six-wheeled vehicle, developed and designed by Ferdinand Porsche. It was intended to break the world land speed record, but never got the chance due to the outbreak of World War II. The target speed for the T80 at the beginning of production was 600 km/h, but when the project was finished it was set to an ambitious speed of 750km/h. Hitler considered the T80 a propaganda triumph of German technology, being an avid race car fan himself. The engine used in the T80 was a massive 44.5 litre Daimler-Benz DB 603, a derivate of the famous DB-601 aircraft engine. The car was over 8 metres long, with three axles, an produced 3,000 hp. Aerodynamically, the T80 incorporated a Porsche-designed enclosed cockpit, low sloping hood, rounded wheel enclosures, and elongated tail booms. Midway down the body were two small wings to provide down force and ensure stability – these wings were inspired by the wings of Opel’s famous rocket cars from 1928. The date was set for the car to complete the record in “RekordWoche “(Record Week), January 1940, but the war begun on September 1, 1939 and prevented the T80 to run the great feat due to the fact that its huge V12 engine was taken out and used in an air bomber during the war. The car is currently on display at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart.


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    1:18 BOS Models – 1939 Mercedes-Benz W154 Rekordwagen

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    • 1:18 Scale
    • Historic 1939 land speed model car – Silver
    • This curvaceous creation immediately draws your eye to the detailed craftsmanship applied to the body mould of this historically significant model
    • Limited to only 1000 pieces worldwide
    • Read below to understand why you need to make this historical show piece the conversation point of your collection today
    • Item number #BOS203

    Following an impressive 1938 Grand Prix season, some engine and aerodynamic modifications to the W154 were planned for the 1939 season, but before the season got underway, Mercedes-Benz decided to use the W154 to make attempts on the Class D (2.001–3.000L/122–183cu in) standing start speed record. Chassis number 11 of the 15 W154s built was modified by enclosing the wheels and suspension in aerodynamic fairings. The sides of the cockpit were also enclosed by panels; the one on the right side was easily removed for entry into the cockpit. Further streamlining improvements were made to the rest of the body, and unneeded equipment was removed to make the car as light as possible. Since the record runs were brief, the radiator was removed, and an ice tank was installed above the rear axle. Hot coolant from the engine flowed into the tank and melted the ice, and the now-chilled coolant flowed back to the engine. With the radiator removed, an inlet in the nose of the car fed air directly to the engine’s carburettor. The streamlined W154 record car’s engine developed 468 hp (349 kW) at 7,800 rpm. On the 8th of February 1939, Caracciola climbed into the streamlined W154 car as it sat on a special section of the Autobahn south of Dessau, Germany. From a stop, Caracciola and the W154 rocketed down the Autobahn, covering 1 km (.6 mi) in 20.56 seconds and 1 mile (1.6 km) in 28.32 seconds—both times were new Class D records. Unfortunately, the top speed achieved was not recorded, but the times averaged to 108.800 mph (175.097 km/h) over 1 km (.6 mi) and 127.119 mph (204.578 km/h) over 1 mile (1.6 km).


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    1:18 Le Mans Miniatures – Jochen Rindt – Resin Figurine

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    – Excellent 1:18 detail

    – Professionally hand painted

    – Crafted in Resin

    – Depicted with a cigarette in his hand and bottle of soda at his feet

    – Item #FLM118020

    This 1:18 Le Mans Miniatures Jochen Rindt figurine is of the highest quality and excellent detail. Being professionally hand painted and made of Resin, Jochen Rindt was a German driver whom participated in several races such as 24 Hours of Le Mans, winning the 1965 Ferrari 250LM race. He started his first Formula 1 season at Cooper, who teamed up with Maserati in 1966. In 1969, Rindt joined the Lotus team, proving to be a worth successor of Jim Clark who tragically died the year before on the Hockenheim circuit. In 1970, Jochen Rindt won 5 races, but was killed during the preliminary tests of the Italian GP Monza at age 28.  His lead in the championship was so considerable he could have finished the season as a World Champion, being the only driver to date to have been crowned World Champion posthumously. Rindt as been reproduced according to the famous photo taken by Rainer W. Schlegermich. He is sitting in a camping seat, a cigarette in his hand and a bottle of soda waiting at his feet during the middle of a discussion with Colin Chapman, the Lotus Team Manager.


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    1:18 Le Mans Miniatures – Phil Hill – Resin Figurine

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    – Amazing 1:18 detail

    – Realistic hand painted features

    – Crafted in Resin

    – Unique “skid lid” helmet

    – Item #FLM118022

    This 1:18th Scale Phil Hill figurine by Le Mans Miniatures is of very high quality. Crafted in Resin and hand painted, Phil Hill is the only driver born in the United States to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans and to have been the F1 World Champion. Between 1953 and 1967, he participated 12 times in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, of which he won in 1958, 1961 & 1962. He retired after his victory at Brand Hatche on 31st July, 1967.


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    1:18 Le Mans Miniatures – Jo Siffert – Resin Figurine

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    – Excellent 1:18 detail

    – Professionally hand painted

    – Made of Resin

    – Swiss flag adorned helmet and racing glasses

    – Item #FLM118012

    This 1:18th Scale Jo Siffert Figurine by Le Mans Miniatures is of very high quality. Crafted in Resin and hand painted, Joseph Siffert was a Swiss driver who won great victories in the Formula 1 races with enviable endurance. Siffert tragically died from asphyxiation in his car at Brand Hatch, October 1971. This miniature depicts him sitting on a Lotus wheel, with the cross of the Swiss flag that adorns his helmet, wearing around his neck two pairs of racing glasses.


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    1:18 Le Mans Miniatures – Jim Clark – Resin Figurine

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    – Realistic and life like 1:18 figurine

    – Hand Painted

    – Crafted in Resin

    – Display stability guaranteed as figurine can stand upright with or without display stand

    – Comes with Helmet and Glasses

    – Item #FLM118021

    This 1:18 Jim Clark Figurine by Le Mans Miniatures is of very high quality. Crafted in Resin and hand painted, this figurine also comes with Helmet and Glasses and also the ability to stand upright without a base. Jim Clark was a Scottish driver who began his car racing career in the late 1950s. He was noticed by Colin Chapman, the founder of the Lotus team, who offered him a Formula 1 racing truck in 1960. Clark won his first World Championship in 1963, but sadly died in 1968 on the Hockenheim Circuit.