Fangio's long-nosed 1956 German GP winner is a triumph by CMC too
CMC Ferrari D50, 1956 long nose, Grand Prix of Germany #1 Fangio
After taking over the D50 project from Lancia, Scuderia Ferrari was heading for a very successful season in 1956, with both Juan Manuel Fangio and Peter Collins opting to use this long-nose version D50 for the German Grand Prix at the Nürburgring that year.
CMC always excels to the extreme when it comes to detailing and, of course, this long-nosed D50 racer is no exception. Aside from the obvious flawless finish, the detail incorporated is truly astonishing - from the riveting on the body panels to the cockpit interior. The steering wheel in particular deserves special praise with milled out spokes to save weight on the real car correctly modelled here and a realistic finish to recreate the leathered wrap to the rim. Finely detailed instrumentation, fuel lines and textured driver's seat further enhance the interior. The spoked wire wheels are exquisite (all hand built) as are the knock-on hubs.
Removing the body access panels opens up a whole new world of detail too.
The aerodynamic pontoon body side with their complex curved sections are a delight too. Additional excellent touches are to the fuel filler cap behind the driver's head (it even opens) and the inclusion of the starter system as an extra really makes this an incredible model to display.
All packaged in an impressive presentation box, this model oozes quality, which of course it should at this price.
If collecting CMC models is your thing, this is definitely one that you really shouldn't miss out on.