30 November 2012
Maserati, Lotus & Alfa Romeo models to collect ...
UK wholesale/trade suppliers John Ayrey has just announced the arrival of the new CMC 1956 Maserati 300S Sports Car in 1/18 scale (M105) - it's certainly not cheap, coming with an RRP of £330.99, but what a stunner!
A hard-nosed racing car, well known for its trident logo, Maserati is a venerable name in the world of motor sports and racing and a symbol of the rich automotive heritage distilled in Modena, Italy. CMC’s latest release is the Maserati 300S. Only 26 units of this racing car were produced and fitted with three different body designs (in the front section) between 1955 and 1959. Many components of the successful Formula 1 race car 250F were incorporated into the 300S. By so doing, Maserati managed to create a sports car with a lot of potentials. It immediately captured the attention of a long list of renowned race drivers and racing teams, who drove the car successfully in countless races.
With top drivers such as Stirling Moss, Piero Taruff, Harry Schell and Jean Behra behind the wheel of its 300S, the Maserati team was able to achieve a great victory in the 1,000 km endurance race on 27th May 1956 at the Nürburgring. Further successes followed at many more famous race tracks around the world during the same year. At a result, the 300S finished 2nd in the 1956 World Sports car Championship.
CMC has crafted an authentic replica of a 1956 300S original. This original vehicle holds a very special place in the 300S history because it is the only 300S that integrates a number of features and components rarely seen in the other 300S units.
John Ayrey has also featured AutoArt’s Lotus Europa S (silver) in 1/18 scale (AUT75366) and in white (AUT75368) both coming with an RRP of £79.99 recently.
And the beautiful 1/18 scale Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 Stradale Prototype 1967, in red, rounds off our brief report this month. In 1/18 scale this beautifully crafted model has been added to AutoArt’s Millennium range, ref: 70191.
To find your local stockist log on to www.ayrey.co.uk where a full list of retailers can be found.