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

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And Image for good measure
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Re: Mr. Biped's Cars with Numbers

Post by Featherless_Biped » Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:27 am

Jager wrote:
Fri May 25, 2018 8:52 pm
Stunning. A collection of LSR models all together would be very impressive.
Thanks, Ian. Unfortunately, it would be very expensive, too. I don't know why so many LSR cost so much. :(
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It was nicknamed 'The Slug'. :lol:
Another one of the LSR cars I can barely resist, love it.
It was called "The Slug" because of its shape. U.S. newspapers called it the "Mystery S." When an attempt was made at Daytona to set a record, 15,000 people showed up to watch. The Sunbeam exceeded 200 mph over the 9-mile beach route, but in the end, the brakes seemed to be ineffective. The car was driven into the shallow water to slow it down. :shock:
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for good measure
Yes, I have measured the slaver and believe it is quite sufficient. Thank you, Luc. :)


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BMW M3. Voght/Hege, 1987. Minichamps.

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Post by Jager » Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:19 am

The classic BMW M3 shape with classic “M” livery. One of the best early 90’s touring cars.
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Post by oldirish33 » Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:03 pm

Nothing to not like there!
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Post by RaceOddity » Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:08 pm

Not very collections without at least one of these
I would wager. Always an Iconic livery.

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Post by Alfaholic » Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:39 pm

I can still the scream of it’s high-revving engine as it battled the V8s and turbos - excellent.
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Post by Tom » Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:39 pm

Agreed, BMW Motorsport livery is the best and the model is great too.

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Re: Mr. Biped's Cars with Numbers

Post by Featherless_Biped » Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:01 am

oldirish33 wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:03 pm
Nothing to not like there!
Thanks, Jerry.
Jager wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:19 am
The classic BMW M3 shape with classic “M” livery.
RaceOddity wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:08 pm
Always an Iconic livery.
Tom wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:39 pm
Agreed, BMW Motorsport livery is the best and the model is great too.
Yep, the iconic livery was a major attraction. It stands out on the shelf, too. :)
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I can still the scream of it’s high-revving engine as it battled the V8s and turbos - excellent.
I would like to experience that sound, but I'm afraid I'll have to be content with the silence of my model. :(


One of the ideal Italian sports cars was developed by the Maserati brothers after they were forced to sell their factory and eventually form a new factory named OSCA. OSCA produced several one-off race cars, and multiple engines to accommodate a variety of motor sport and customer needs. Their most prolific car was the MT4 (Maserati Tipo 4), made for the 1.5-liter class.

OSCA products were small, lightweight, reliable and expensive. Their superior power-to-weight ratio often allowed them to outpace and outlast other more powerful competition. On the track, the MT4 dominated the classes in which it ran, including the Mille Miglia, Targa Florio and Le Mans.

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As near as I can tell, this #332 finished 143rd in the 1957 Mille Miglia. Drivers were Masperi & Foglietti.

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OSCA MT4. Mille Miglia.

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Re: Mr. Biped's Cars with Numbers

Post by David MG » Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:18 am

Hopefully, Alfaholic will see this VFM gem and add it to his OSCA collection.
I have it sans nos.
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Post by Tom » Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:03 pm

And I wouldn't let this go either. Great-looking little sports car.

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Post by Alfaholic » Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:44 pm

Very nice indeed RT.

David, you are a bad man (joining quite a few other “Gentlemen” from this site) who all seem to think I have a lot more money to spend than I do. :lol:
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Post by Jager » Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:06 am

There seems to have been a lot of OSCA MT4's released in the last few year with numerous models from Spark, Starline and various part-work series. I think that says a lot about the popularity of these little cars that generally looked good and performed well. Ths one is no exception.
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Re: Mr. Biped's Cars with Numbers

Post by LUW » Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:34 am

Neato, car and model.
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Post by JSB33 » Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:41 am

Very attractive little car.
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