Thursday, November 29, 2012

Visits

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Abarth

Base Model LHS: Abarth Fiat 3000 SE 016; Politoys Ref.: 594; s/n: SE 016 027; 1969 Rundstreckenrennen Zolder [SP cars] Toine Hezemans (NL) 1stOA 25 laps. This is also a recovered model, for more details please see: "Fiat Abarth 3000 SP"

Final Model RHS: Abarth Fiat 2000 SP; Politoys Ref.: 594 modified; ’70 Targa Florio; the modifications included, modify and open the front end, add headlights, cut the rear end and modify the view of the engine from a V8 to a 4 cyl with only 1 exhaust, modify the rear cowling and add rear lights. For more details please see: "Fiat Abarth 2000 SP from a Fiat Abarth 3000 SP"

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Alfa Romeo

Base Model LHS: Alfa Romeo 33/3 LM Long tail; Solido ref. 187; LM’70 #37 Gr.:SP w Gregory & Hezemans dnf 2ndhr (piston failure)

Final Model RHS: Alfa Romeo 33TT3; Solido ref. 187 modified; Daytona’72 #7 Team: Autodelta SpA Gr.:S3.0 w Peter Revson & Rolf Stommelen dnf (engine) 108/194laps; the modifications included, cut and shorten the front end, cut the rear end and open the LHS of the cockpit

BMC

Base Model LHS: Morris Mini Cooper; Vitesse Ref. 581.

Final Model RHS: Morris Mini Cooper; Vitesse Ref. 581 (modified) same as Vitesse L014; Monte Carlo Rally‘64 with Paddy Hopkirk & Henry Liddon 1stOA (33 EJB); the modifications included, new color scheme and decals, remove wheel caps and add front lights plus roof light

BMW

Base Model LHS: BMW E26 M1 Gr.4; Solido ref. 1329

Final Model RHS: BMW E26 M1 - IMSA; Solido ref. 1329 modified; the modifications included, removing the the rear wing replacing it by an huge deflector (sold as a transkit)

Caterham

Base Model LHS: Lotus Caterham Super 7; kyosho ref. 03151G.
Final Model RHS: Lotus Caterham Super 7 racer; kyosho ref. 03151G modified; the modifications included, remove rear wheel caps and add racing driver

Chaparral

Base Model LHS: Maserati Tipo 61 birdcage (in the photo an equivalent Minichamps birdcage is depicted); progetto K ref. 22.

Final Model RHS: Chaparral 1; progetto K (modified) ref. 22; the modifications included, reshape the whole body. For more detail please see: "Chaparral 1 from a Maserati birdcage"


Base Model LHS: Chaparral 2A Sebring 1965 (in the photo an equivalent Chaparral 2A Sebring'65 is depicted; Proline PL17).

Final Model RHS: Chaparral 2 1964; M.A. Scale (modified) ref. 143; representing the car that raced at 1964 Players 200 Mosport #66 driven by Jim Hall, Team: Chaparral Cars Inc. dnf. The modifications included, reshape the rear cowling, fabricate and add the exhausts through the top of the rear cowling, remove the 2 outboard front lights.


Base Model LHS: Chaparral 2A s/n: 2A-003, Bridgehampton 500 #66 1965, Autoart ref. 66596.

Final Model RHS: Chaparral 2A 1965; Autoart (modified) ref. 66596; representing the car s/n: 2A-003 that raced at the 1965 Bridgehampton Vanderbilt Cup, Team: Chaparral Cars Inc. driven by Jim Hall 1st OA 100laps (395.8km) 164km/h. The modifications included, removing the front low/side wings, close the 2 side openings in the front cowling, remove the pilot cooling duct, remove the louvers in the 4 fenders and fabricate and replace the large rear deflector by a small one.


Base Model LHS: Chaparral 2A s/n: 2A-003, Bridgehampton 500 #66 1965, Autoart ref. 66596.

Final Model RHS: Chaparral 2A 1965; Autoart (modified) ref. 66596; representing the car s/n: 2A-002 that raced at the 1965 Mosport Canada GP, Team: Chaparral Cars Inc. driven by Jim Hall 1st OA 100laps (395.8km) 164km/h. The modifications included, close the 2 side openings in the front cowling, remove the pilot cooling duct, remove the louvers in the 4 fenders and replace the large rear deflector by a small one.


Base Model LHS: Chaparral 2A s/n: 2A-003, Bridgehampton 500 #66 1965, Autoart ref. 66596.

Final Model RHS: Chaparral 2A 1965; Autoart (modified) ref. 66596; representing the car s/n: 2A-003 that raced at the 1965 Nassau Speed Week #65 Gr.:S+5.0, Team: Chaparral Cars Inc driven by Hap Sharp 1stOA 166km/h. The modifications included, removing the louvers in the 2 rear fenders and replace the rear deflector by an hydraulic controlled flipper wing.


Base Model LHS: Chaparral 2D s/n: 2D-001, Nurburgring 1000km #7 1966, solido ref. 153. (in the photo an equivalent Minichamps Chaparral 2D ref. 436 661407 is depicted)

Final Model RHS: Chaparral 2D 1966; solido (modified) ref. 153; representing the car s/n: 2D-001 that raced at the 1966 Daytona 24hrs #65 Gr.P+2.0 Team: Chaparral Cars Inc. driven by Phil Hill & Jo Bonnier dnf (wheel) 318/678 laps. The modifications included, to add 2 outboard front lights, removing the periscope intake, change the rear cowling from an enclosed configuration to an open one and add an hydraulic controlled flipper wing at the rear. For more detail please see: "Chaparral 2D Daytona from a Chaparral 2D LM"


Base Model LHS: Chaparral 2D s/n: 2D-001, Nurburgring 1000km #7 1966, solido ref. 153. (in the photo an equivalent Minichamps Chaparral 2D ref. 436 661407 is depicted)

Final Model RHS: Chaparral 2D 1966; solido (modified) ref. 153; representing the car s/n: 2D-002 that raced at the 1966 Sebring 12hrs #11 Gr.P+2.0 Team: Chaparral Cars Inc. driven by Jim Hall & Hap Sharp dnf (rear suspension) 35/228 laps. The modifications included, to cover the front lights, removing the periscope intake, change the rear cowling from an enclosed configuration to one with 2 open elongated holes on top one, add an additional small side window in each side of the rear, remove air intake on the right rear fender and add a scoop air intake on the left rear fender. For more detail please see: "Chaparral 2D Sebring from a Chaparral 2D LM"


Base Model LHS: Chaparral 2D s/n: 2D-001, Nurburgring 1000km #7 1966, Minichamps ref. 436 661407 (s/n: 2649 of 9999)

Final Model RHS: Chaparral 2D 1967 Sebring; Minichamps (modified) ref. 436 661407 (s/n: 1051 of 9999); representing the car s/n: 2D-001 with a big bloc that raced at the 1967 Sebring 12 hrs Gr.P+2.0 Team Chaparral Cars Inc, driven by Bruce Jennings & Bob Johnson dnf (Ignition) 128/238 laps 41st OA .
The modifications included:
In the front: 1 - Cut the front just below the edge as the intake is much bigger due to cooling requirements for such bigger engine. 2 - Make (using aluminium sheet metal) the lower end of the radiator intake as well as the 2 intakes to cool the front brakes and paint it black. 3 - Add 2 air deflectors in front of the front fenders. 4 - Close the 2 openings in the front used for the 3rd and 4th headlights. Cover the headlights with white decal. 5 - Remove the periscope mirror.
Under the hood: 1 - Reroute (widening) the 2 exhaust pipes and mufflers. 2 - Add the oil tank and the pipe with cover all the way up to the opening in the wood. 3 - Add in the left side a transmission oil tank.
In the rear: 1 - Open top of the left rear fender. 2 - Increase the inlet and open the top in the right rear fender. 3 - Open round hole to access the oil refill pipe. 4 - Install air deflector all across the rear edge. 5 - Open holes to pass exhaust pipes. 6 - Make (using aluminium sheet metal) the rectangular box to suck the air from the engine compartment. 7 - Relocate the inboard rear lights under the outboard ones. 8 - Paint the central rear area black and remove the licence plate.
For more detail please see: "Chaparral 2D Sebring 1967 from a Chaparral 2D Nurburgring"


Base Model LHS: McLaren M8B, solido ref. 176. (in the photo an equivalent Minichamps McLaren M8B ref. 530 694305 is depicted)

Final Model RHS: Chaparral McLaren M-12 1969; solido (modified) ref. 176; representing the car that raced at 1969 Watkins Glen 6hr #7 John Surtees 12th OA winner minus 9laps Qual=4th. The modifications included, to change the rear cowling (top and back), the lower front end and add cooling pipe for the pilot. For more detail please see: "Chaparral McLaren M-12 built from a McLaren M8B"

Chevrolet

Base Model LHS: Chevrolet Corvette C1 1956 (split rear window); Road champs Ref. 64001

Final Model RHS: Chevrolet Corvette C1 SR2 1956 racer; Road champs Ref. 64001 modified; the modifications included, creating an head rest with a fin, protruding forward the front grill and adding 2 spare headlights below the main headlights.
For more details please see: "Chevrolet Corvette C1 SR2 from a Chevrolet Corvette C1"


Base Model LHS: Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray coupe 1963 (split rear window); Corgi-toys Ref. 310-A3

Final Model RHS: Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray coupe 1964 racer; Corgi-toys Ref. 310-A3 modified; the modifications included, open the front end removing the bumpers, removing the split in the rear window and removing the rear bumpers


Base Model LHS: Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray coupe 1963 (split rear window); Corgi-toys Ref. 310-A3

Final Model RHS: Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray roadster 1967; Corgi-toys Ref. 310-A3 modified; the modifications included, close the two hood top openings, add a scoop in the middle of the hood, remove the roof of the coupe configuration and making the top of rear end flat


Base Model LHS: Chevrolet Corvette Stingray coupe 1968; Corgi-toys Ref. 300-B1

Final Model RHS: Chevrolet Corvette Stingray coupe 1968 racer; Corgi-toys Ref. 300-B1 modified; the modifications included, removing the front bumpers and add a fixed roof
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Ford



Base Model LHS: Ford Mustang coupe 1964; Sabra Ref. 8106 (original depicted by a Solido Ref. 147)

Final Model RHS: Shelby Mustang GT 350H 1966; Sabra Ref. 8106 modified; the modifications included, removing the back of the car converting it from a coupe to a fast back and modifying the front under the grid.


Base Model LHS: Ford Mustang coupe 1964; ERTL Ref. 2586-13(original depicted by a Solido Ref. 147

Final Model RHS: Ford Mustang convertible 1965; ERTL Ref. 2586-13 modified; the modifications included, removing the roof and adding a folded canvas top.


Base Model LHS: Ford Mirage M3/300; Polistil Ref. E15

Final Model RHS: Ford Mirage M3/300; Polistil Ref. E15 modified; the modifications included, replacing the black plastic of the headlights for a proper sill with headlights. Also replace all the plastic front bottom end by similar shape with epoxy and install bigger metal side air deflectors. Make the side air ducts for the entry to the side radiators as the original were simply big holes with no duct and finally replace the crude original wheels. For more details please see: Ford Mirage M3/300

Ferrari

Base Model LHS: Ferrari 512S berlinetta; Brumm Ref. R200 (a Ferrari 512S berlinetta made by Solido is used to depict how the Brum model looked like prior to be modified)

Final Model RHS: 1961 Ferrari 512S Spyder (Can-Am); Brumm Ref. R200 modified; The modified model represents the Ferrari 512S Spyder s/n: 1006 that raced at the 1970 Can-Am Mid Ohio with #20 Team NART driven by Pedro Rodriguez dnf (engine failure) did 70/80 laps being 11th OA; the modifications included, redoing the whole rear part of the car (rear cowling and rear end), remove the roof and fill-up the headlight sills. For more information please see: "Ferrari 512S Spyder CanAm made from a Ferrari 512 S berlinetta"


Base Model LHS: Ferrari 250 GTO; Solido Ref. 4506 (with upgraded wire wheels) (a Ferrari 250 GTO made by Box is used to depict how the Solido model looked like prior to be modified)

Final Model RHS: 1961 Ferrari 250 GTO Breadvan; Solido Ref. 4506 modified; The modified model represents s/n: 2819GT (originally - chassis 250 GT SWB) one of the two built, this one raced at Le Mans in 1961 Gr.:GT (less than 3.0L) Team: Scuderia Serenissima #16 with Maurice Trintignant & Carlo Maria Abate dnf due to gearbox failure at the 13th hr after 162 laps; the modifications included, removing the rear part of the roof and redo the whole rear end as well as to extend the nose and reconfigure the front air inlets


Base Model LHS: Ferrari 330 P3 coupe; Solido Ref. 152

Final Model RHS: 1966 Ferrari 330 P3 Spyder; Solido Ref. 152 modified; The modified model represents s/n: 0846/66, 1 of the 3 330's built, this one raced at Le Mans in 1966 Gr.:P #27, of NART team with P. Rodrigue & Guinter dnf, retired at the 11th hour due to gearbox failure, it was in 4th; the modifications included, removing the roof and the rear window


Base Model LHS: Ferrari 330 P4; jouef Ref. 3009

Final Model RHS: 1967 Ferrari 340 coupe s/n: 0858; Jouef Ref. 1030 modified; representing 1967 Le Mans Gr.:P #21 with Scarfiotti & Parkes 2ndOA 5180.6kms 216km/h 2ndIC (3001/5000) 2ndPI; the modifications included; Innstalling a roof a rear window and contour the doors up to the roof


Base Model LHS: Ferrari 330 P4; jouef Ref. 3009

Final Model RHS: 1967 Ferrari 340 coupe s/n: 0858; Jouef Ref. 1030 modified; representing 1967 Le Mans Gr.:P #21 with Scarfiotti & Parkes 2ndOA 5180.6kms 216km/h 2ndIC (3001/5000) 2ndPI; the modifications included; Innstalling a roof a rear window and contour the doors up to the roof


Base Model LHS: Ferrari 330 P4 Spyder Fabbri ref. 20 (depicted model is an equivalent Ferrari 330 P4 Spyder made by jouef evolution ref. 3009)

Final Model RHS: Ferrari 350 P4 CanAm; Fabbri (modified) ref. 20; representing s/n: 0860 that raced at Riverside 1967 #23 driven by Chris Amon 8th OA; the modifications included, addition of 2 top ram inlets, a more rounded front shape, removal of headlights, addition of a wide air deflector on the top rear end of the cowling and a more open rear end. For more detail please see: "Ferrari 350 P4 built from a 340 P4"


Base Model LHS: McLaren M8B; Solido ref. 176 (a McLaren M8B made by Minichamps is used to depict how the Solido model looked like prior to be modified)

Final Model RHS: Ferrari 612P; Solido Ref. 176 modified; representing s/n: 0866 that raced at Watkins Glen in 1969 #16 driven by Chris Amon, 3rd OA; the modifications included, reshape the front end end as well as the side fenders, open the rear end, fill-up the right air inlet and modify the left air inlet to install an oil cooler, change the engine from a V8 to a V12. For more details please see: "Ferrari 612P made from a McLaren M8B"


Base Model LHS: Ferrari 288 GTO Evoluzione; Jouef evolution Ref. 3000; representing the 1986 Ferrari s/n: 79887, Test “Mule” for the F40.

Final Model RHS: Ferrari 308 GT/M; Jouef evolution Ref. 3000 modified; representing one of the 3 (s/n’s: 001 to 003) built by Michelotto to compete in the 1984 Group B rally class; the modifications included, addition of large twin headlights, reshape the front end (2 top air passages and different grid), modify the interior, close rear side windows, modify the engine from a V8 turbo to a V8 normally aspirated, much bigger rear window, reshape the rear end with a large opening and modify the rear wing. For more details please see: "Ferrari 308 GT/M from a Ferrari 388 GTO Evoluzione"


Base Model LHS: Ferrari 360 Modena; mattel Ref. 25720

Final Model RHS: Ferrari 360 GT; mattel Ref. 25720 modified; representing s/n: 001 - 2050 Prepared by Michelotto that raced in Le Mans 2002 #71 with Stephen Earle/Chris MacAllister /Gary Schultheis Team JMB Racing DNF (Electrics) 45thOA 85/375 laps; the modifications included, addition of a front apron and a rear wing and a Venturi tunel as well as relocating the exhaust pipes.


Base Model LHS: Ferrari 550 Maranello; Mattel Ref. 53402

Final Model RHS: Ferrari 550 GT; Mattel Ref. 53402 modified; representing s/n: #ZFFZR49B000108391 (09) that raced in Le Mans 2005 #51 Team: BMS Scuderia Italia with C. Pescatori; F. Gollin & M. Ramos dnf accident 42ndOA 67/370 laps Grid=30th ; the modifications included, adding a rear wing and widening the fenders