Product Review Taken From Four Small Wheels Magazine Lotus 69 Canada 1971 Lovely The Lotus 69 was designed as a Formula 2 car with a four cylinder FVA engine in the back but was also used extensively in other lower formulae with smaller capacity engines. Pete Lovely’s entry for the US and Canadian GPs in 1971 (the last of his occasional F1 career) saw him go the other way with the sub-frame and DFV engine from a Lotus 49 fitted into its tail to create a unique F1 machine. The car lacked the fuel capacity to run a full GP distance and was slow anyway, Lovely still running at the end of a shortened wet race but nine laps adrift and unclassified. The overall shape of the car has been well captured and that DFV engine is clearly visible in the rear but would look much better with the plug leads. The domed intake filters are a little exaggerated and the Sebring exhausts sponsorship on the rear wing endplates should be at more of an angle, but bravo to Spark for modelling such an obscure subject.
Very well finished mass produced resin built models. Ever improving detailing now incorporating more use of photoetched details for added finesse and with excellent paint finishes. Made in China
Lotus 69 model by Spark
Formula One or single seater
#35, Pete Lovely Volskwagen
Canada. Arrived 26/10/16
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