Product Review Taken From Four Small Wheels Magazine Aston Martin Nimrod Le Mans 1982 #32 Hand built available RL130BM The last time that an Aston Martin V8 had been seen in a mid-engined prototype at Le Mans had been in the Lola T70 in the late 1960s and it was one of Eric Broadley’s chassis which formed the core of the Nimrod in 1982. It was a heavy car as a result of using this old technology but did not lack power and the #32 car managed to finish a creditable seventh overall (#31 crashed after tyre failure). SMTS’ model is also rather heavy, thanks to this large machine being modelled in white metal, as is their normal technique. The overall shape of the car looks good and the small details, such as different treatment of the windscreen top and the style of mirrors, have been well observed. If building the #32 car there will be some filing to do where the top of the vacform fits the body and for #31 there is an insert panel to fit before painting.
Reasonably well cast white metal kits that build with ease. Open wheeled subjects usually accurate, road cars not always so. With hand-built models again single seaters usually better. Made in England.
Aston Martin Nimrod model by SMTS
Mallock, Salmon, Phillips
#32, Viscount Downe, Pace Petroleum, Pioneer
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