Prince R380 Japan 1966 #8 Ikuzawa by Ebbro
Having seen their Skyline saloons beaten by the Porsche 906 in the 1965 Japanese Grand Prix, the Prince company (soon to be absorbed by Nissan) came up with a purpose-built mid-engined sports racer for 1966. Power was from a modified version of the Skyline motor and they won. This wasn’t the winning example (that was #11) but was driven by one of Japan’s greatest drivers, Tetsu Ikuzawa, and the model is in a series dedicated to his career. It’s quite a simple model but is well finished and there is a fairly realistic driver figure in the cockpit.
|Description: ||Prince R380 Japan 1966 #8 Ikuzawa |
|Catalogue#: ||EBB45345 |
|Product Type: ||Diecast |
|Scale: ||1:43 |
|Event: ||GT & Sports Car Racing |
|Colour: ||- |
|Drivers: ||Ikuzawa T |
|Sponsors: ||#8 |
|Dates: ||1966 |
|Race/Position: ||- |
|Release Date: ||February 2023 |
|Weight: ||325 grams |
|Comments: ||Japan GP. Released 11/05/17 |
Founded by the man who for many years was in charge of Tamiya's automotive subjects, Ebbro started making 1:43 diecasts. Also now producing plastic kits with some very well chosen 1:20 F1 machines, 1:24 road cars and from 2018, their first 1:48 aircraft.
Made in Japan.