Fiat 1500 Berlinetta Kompressor 1943 by Autocult
The origins of this car are a mystery and this is something that the model maker acknowledges. The real thing has been offered for sale as being a 1943 Fiat special built for Baroness Maria Antonietta Avanzo, a pioneering racer in Italy in the inter-war years. Slight problems with this story are that she retired from racing in 1940 and that the chassis and engine appear to be from an early post-war machine. Several other details such as the supercharger are from the 1950s. It is a very elegant machine though and if it is a pastiche, we can see styling cues from various Lancia, Fiat, BMW and other racers from either side of WW2. The model is authentic to photos of the car as it exists and makes an attractive piece.
|Description: ||Fiat 1500 Berlinetta Kompressor 1943 |
|Catalogue#: ||ATC04013 |
|Product Type: ||Resincast |
|Scale: ||1:43 |
|Event: ||GT & Sports Car Racing |
|Colour: ||- |
|Drivers: ||- |
|Sponsors: ||- |
|Dates: ||1943 |
|Race/Position: ||- |
|Release Date: ||October 2017 |
|Weight: ||450 grams |
|Comments: ||Limited edition of 333 pieces. Released 26/10/17 |
A relatively new maker of very well finished resincast models, established in 2015. Very imaginative choice of subjects, often concentrating on the more eccentric episodes in motoring history! Production limited to 333 pieces of each subject, which often means that we get one delivery and that is it, so pre-orders strongly recommended!! Made in China for Germany.