Jack Brabham Triumph Herald models now available.

26 June 2014
imports_CCGB_herald1_39933.jpg Jack Brabham Triumph Herald models now available.
Derrez Models has released various versions of the Brabham Herald in 1/43 scale. ...
Jack Brabham Triumph Herald models now available. Images
Sir John Arthur "Jack" Brabham, AO, OBE, was an Australian racing driver who won the Formula One world drivers championship in 1959, 1960, and 1966. In the 1960s, the former RAAF flight mechanic also tuned standard road cars. One of the models he worked his magic on was the Triumph Herald.

He placed a Coventry Climax engine (as used by Lotus in its racing cars) in the Herald. The Climax originated as the engine of a fire pump unit and was able to rev to 5000 rpm from standstill. The Herald was transformed and the power was similar to the later Vitesse MkII variant. Brabham also upgraded the brakes, tyres, rear suspension and dashboard.

This Brabham Herald was very expensive for the early sixties and therefore only 11 examples were made; coupés, saloon and a single estate version. Most of these cars have survived and there is also a reproduction coupé in the colours of the prototype Herald.

The 1/43 scale models by Derrez Models have been produced in the colours and specifications of the real cars, including the correct registration numbers. Because the Brabham Herald had a Coventry Climax pump trailer engine, the models can be offered as the car on its own, with the pump unit as a trailer behind the model, or with the pump trailer separate. Photo etched wire wheels are available as an optional extra and the models can be delivered in coupé or saloon versions.

Model specifications:

Scale: 1/43
Length: 92 mm
Body material: metal
Baseplate material: plastic
Chrome parts: overriders, surrounding headlamps, hubcaps
Headlamps: clear plastic lenses
Tyres: rubber
Photo-etched parts: windscreen wipers

Body: lichfield green, coffee/white, sapphire blue/silver fox
Interior: black, RHD or LHD. Other interior and exterior colours are possible on request.

Saloon and coupé deliverable in both RHD and LHD.
Also available with photo-etched wire wheels.

Box: clear plastic, black base

Price: single colours = € 69, two-tone = € 79
With Coventry Climax pump trailer: extra € 12

For details of how to order, visit the Derrez Models website.

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