Two Wheels to Four

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Oooh, that Auto Union! I have it too and it's a work of art. Best 1:43 wire wheels ever.

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I haven’t bought a Varzi model yet as I’m still prevaricating as to wether to commit to another collection, but you’re right Tom that Auto Union is tempting!
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I think you could probably work out which Varzi model I would suggest you go for Stewart :D
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The Alfa P3 looks very tempting. Red wire wheels are not that common.
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But I already have a P3, Nuvolari’s epic winner from the 1935 German when he beat the might of Mercedes and Auto Union despite being about 100 horsepower down and losing six minutes in the pits. It is in my “Favourites” collection.
The link below is to footage of that race.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATWZgxlCknw

The other car is from my “National Heroes” collection and celebrates Nuvolari as the undoubted best Italian driver of all time with his 1939 Auto Union type D. That is a Top Queens kit built by Rodney Rawlings.
So if I do feature an Achille Varzi car it would be the type C.
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The Type D is a pretty amazing kit.

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Bernd Rosemeyer

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Shown here astride the innovative 1934 works DKW supercharged two stroke racer
DKW (Das Kleine Wunder) were part of the prewar Auto Union set up and Rosemeyer eventually moved successfully onto their extraordinary cars.
There are some interesting models to chose from.

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Hermann Lang

Lang was originally a motorcycle mechanic and racer who through his skill and courage made his way into the elite, upper class ranks of the 1930s Mercedes race team. He won a German Sidecar hill climb championship. I couldn’t find any bike photos but I do have his 1952 Le Mans winning Mercedes 300SL.

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This is being sold along with the rest of the LM collection. I think it might be a bit rare, can’t find one on eBay, past or present.
Any thoughts?
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You have the MC or Spark(?) version, which is clearly better than my cheapo PW. However, you might want to consider the PW if you want to free up funds and you think it does the trick. This was in the sub-EUR10 category ~4 months ago.

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Stewart Frazer wrote:
Sun Oct 10, 2021 6:28 am
I think it might be a bit rare, can’t find one on eBay, past or present.
Any thoughts?
I don't know what search term you're using Stewart, but there numerous models of the '52 winner on eBay.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from ... r&_sacat=0

Just about everyone has done this model. Altaya Partwork, IXO, Bang, Max Models (forerunner of Minichamps) & Spark.

Judging by the base, yours looks like this GBP 19.99 partworks model:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/363549599864
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No, that's mine. Stewart's is clearly better.

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Interesting Ian, but mine is actually a full on Ixo model not PW and that is what I specifically searched for but couldn’t find. Your new search throws up an ixo model but they want £129 for it. That’s why I asked the question. There is at least one MC and various others around the £50 mark so I can probably get more than the £25-30 which is what much of what I’ve sold so far has fetched.
Here’s hoping.

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This is the ridiculously priced IXO car that I mentioned.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/15204551399 ... XQ-KRRidoU
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I knew without even looking who the seller was. They tend to increase their price substantially when its the last one they have. Some people fall for it but its not even close to fair value. If they still have 1 in stock you can pretty much guarantee you will find one elsewhere or a secondhand one will come up on ebay at some point.
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Wise words reeft1
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As Paul said, don’t be sucked in by that particular seller. If you search completed auctions there is a proper IXO that only sold for £10.95 from France.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/154581505595

That’s seems a bit low to me, and I’d probably start around the £30 mark and go from there.
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Jutta Kleinschmidt

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Started on bikes and went on to compete prodigiously in off-road cars and won the 2001 Dakar for Mitsubishi. (see Women Drivers)

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Nice, from the time when the cars actually resembled road cars.

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Not a name I was familiar with. Nice find.
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Thanks Ian, quite pleased with this addition. I’ve just purchased the 2001 winning Pajero quite cheaply on eBay. It’s a Skid model, not sure about them, but quite fancied the monstrous VW Tuareg.
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Stewart Frazer wrote:
Wed Oct 13, 2021 11:46 am
Thanks Ian, quite pleased with this addition. I’ve just purchased the 2001 winning Pajero quite cheaply on eBay. It’s a Skid model, not sure about them, but quite fancied the monstrous VW Tuareg.
Skid was Vitesse’s rally brand. Very nice models. You won’t be disappointed.

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Knew you would have the info reeft1 thanks I’ll post it when it arrives.
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