Mr. Biped's Cars with Numbers

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Re: Mr. Biped's Cars with Numbers

Post by Featherless_Biped » Thu May 24, 2018 8:18 am

Tom wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 8:33 am
I wonder if anyone will ever see enough profit in a series of 1:43 early cars...
I'm beginning to think that "early" in this hobby means any pre-WWII car. :?
Tom wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 8:33 am
until then, I'm glad that the likes of Brumm and Rio did.
Yes, and until then I hope the backstories will outshine the build quality.
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Tue May 22, 2018 10:39 am
Surely this one qualifies for the Silberpfeile collection Luc. Made by Benz, painted in silver and used for land speed records, what else do you need .
Maybe he needs it to be a Mercedes and not just a Benz. ;)
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Oh shush! Gary is enough to give me bad ideas for cars I'm not supposed to buy :? .
Here's a couple more for your consideration. :mrgreen: They don't have numbers, but they are silver. :lol:



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The 40CV NM was built to demolish speed records with brute force. It became well-known in 1926 for being able to cover 50 miles (80.47 km) at an average speed of 190.013 kph (118mph). It also broke the world record at the time for covering 4167.57 km (2,589 miles) in 24 hours at an average speed of 173.649 kph (107.9mph).

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The NM was a custom, single-seater variant of Renault’s large 40CV touring car.

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The engine was as industrial and menacing as the car it powered. Displacing a mind-boggling 9.12 liters (556 cubic inches), the straight six was good for a mere 140 horsepower. (A contemporary 1928 Dodge Victory Six made only 52 horsepower.) Nonetheless, it was able to propel the NM to a top speed of over 120 miles per hour.

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Renault NM Type 40 CV "des Records". 1926. Universal Hobbies.


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The Fiat/Abarth 500 was also known as the Abarth Record Bertone. This body was fitted with different engines and color schemes in 1956 for the purpose of setting international speed records. This model represents the third engine/color iteration and brought several records with the 500 cc engine. The aluminum body was built by Bertone, designed by Scaglione, and modified by Abarth including the holes drilled in the rear to reduce air pressure.

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Fiat/Abarth 500. Metro.

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Re: Mr. Biped's Cars with Numbers

Post by Tom » Thu May 24, 2018 8:21 am

Both are just incredibly cool. The Abarth is even beautiful IMO.

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Re: Mr. Biped's Cars with Numbers

Post by Jager » Thu May 24, 2018 9:35 am

The 40CV NM is outstanding. This is the first time I've seen it.
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Re: Mr. Biped's Cars with Numbers

Post by Ozmac » Thu May 24, 2018 3:15 pm

RT, I love the Abarth streamliner. It reminded me that I did some dioramas (in Photoshop) back in 2011 of all the Abarth streamliners from that era, and when I checked the old thread I noticed all the photos had disappeared (no, not Photobucket failure, it was an ImageShack farnarkle).

In my updated set of images, the final one in the set is not a diorama but a colorised photo, and I wanted to mention it because it shows perfectly how tiny these streamliners were, as it includes the driver in a car stopped outside the pits.

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Re: Mr. Biped's Cars with Numbers

Post by LUW » Thu May 24, 2018 8:03 pm

RT, dude, you're hitting below the belt :o
Damn, those are ICE³ cool! ImageImageImage
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You know why Italians speak with their hands? Because they have to work a lot on their engines.

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Re: Mr. Biped's Cars with Numbers

Post by Alfaholic » Thu May 24, 2018 11:12 pm

Some nice metal in the last few, but that Abarth is a right little Gem!
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Re: Mr. Biped's Cars with Numbers

Post by Ozmac » Fri May 25, 2018 12:50 am

I ought to add that when I bought my little Abarth streamliners in 2010-11, they were all very cheap. Some were less than Au$20, and the most expensive was about Au$30. Not sure what they fetch now, but they were very good value, considering what interesting little cars they represent.

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Re: Mr. Biped's Cars with Numbers

Post by Featherless_Biped » Fri May 25, 2018 8:13 pm

Thank you for your comments, gentlemen. :)


This is a car with no numbers – except in its name !

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The Sunbeam 1000HP was the first car to exceed 200 mph. The LSR was 203.79 mph, established in 1927.

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It had two V12 aircraft engines producing ~900 hp. One engine was ahead of the driver, one behind. The final drive to the rear axle was via a pair of chains. It had specially-made tires that could withstand 200 mph, but only for 3½ minutes.

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It's a huge model; about 6½ inches long.

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Sunbeam 1000HP, aka "Mystery" and "The Slug." Spark.

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Re: Mr. Biped's Cars with Numbers

Post by Jager » Fri May 25, 2018 8:52 pm

Stunning. A collection of LSR models all together would be very impressive.
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Re: Mr. Biped's Cars with Numbers

Post by Tom » Sat May 26, 2018 1:10 am

I saw the real car ages ago at the National Motor Museum in Beaulieu. It was nicknamed 'The Slug'. :lol:
Another one of the LSR cars I can barely resist, love it.

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Re: Mr. Biped's Cars with Numbers

Post by LUW » Sat May 26, 2018 9:22 am

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And Image for good measure
:checkered_flag: Luciano :checkered_flag:

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You know why Italians speak with their hands? Because they have to work a lot on their engines.

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