Lotus 6 Aero 1953 by MEA kit 43
This one-off streamlined Lotus 6 special was built by Williams and Pritchard to a drawing by its owners, Ian and Alistair Kenyon and although always road registered, the MG-powered machine was originally intended purely as a race car and was built with no lights. These were fitted at a later date with the headlights hidden behind the grille and small tail-lights sunk into the rear quarters. MEA’s model captures the shape of this unique car pretty well but the panel engraving which we can see traces of in the bodywork has been all but lost in the painting. Other details such as the wheel design, the double bubble Perspex windscreen and delicate mirror mounts are well done though, if a little crude. This makes another interesting addition to this series of rare Lotus subjects.
|Description: ||Lotus 6 Aero 1953 |
|Catalogue#: ||MEASPL022 |
|Product Type: ||Hand Built |
|Scale: ||1:43 |
|Event: ||Road |
|Colour: ||- |
|Drivers: ||Kenyon |
|Sponsors: ||- |
|Dates: ||1953 |
|Race/Position: ||- |
|Release Date: ||November 2017 |
|Weight: ||325 grams |
|Comments: ||Arrived 06/11/17 |
About MEA kit 43
An interesting range initially specialising in 1:43 motorcycles. The nature of the subjects and the size of many of the parts mean that these are best suited to those with good eyesight! Casting quality can be variable and this combined with the size puts them firmly in the 'for the experienced modeller' category. Hand builts of the motorcycles are usually pretty well finished.
Alongside the bikes are a number of Dakar raid subjects and early Lotus race cars, again offered as kits and hand builts. SPL series are hand built only and concentrate on very unusual race cars. Build quality on these is variable and they are usually presented in recycled Spark cases. Very interesting subject matter though.
Made in France.