`The Road to People`s Car` Set 1930s by Autocult
In the 1930s, an intrinsic part of Hitler’s ‘Kraft durch Freude’ (Strength through joy) project was to have an affordable car for the masses. The winning design was, of course, what we now know as the VW Beetle but there were several other potential designs put forward from Mercedes, NSU, Standard and Tatra, the latter so inspiring Porsche’s Volkswagen design that in 1965 VW were obliged to pay Tatra 1 Million Deutsch Marks in compensation! The four losing designs are all presented here in a single display and the gift set is accompanied by a landscape format book which tells the stories of the individual subjects and that of the overall project in multiple languages. As usual from Autocult, the models themselves are very well finished and match the photos in the book.
|Description: ||`The Road to People`s Car` Set 1930s |
|Catalogue#: ||ATC99000 |
|Product Type: ||Resincast |
|Scale: ||1:43 |
|Event: ||Road, Concept Cars |
|Colour: ||- |
|Drivers: ||- |
|Sponsors: ||- |
|Dates: ||1930s |
|Race/Position: ||- |
|Release Date: ||November 2017 |
|Weight: ||1500 grams |
|Comments: ||Four car set pre-story of the VW Beetle. Includes 168-page book on the historyLimited edition of 333 pieces. |
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.