Porsche 917/20 LM Practice 1971 #23 1:18 by Minichamps
At the Le Mans test weekend, Porsche’s experimental streamlined, short-tail machine proved itself to be very fast but wasn’t the prettiest. Initially it was nicknamed ‘Big Bertha’ but for race weekend it turned up having been painted pink, with cuts of meat drawn on and thus the famous ‘Pink Pig’ was born. The car is depicted as it appeared in qualifying, so the lines marking the cuts are there but they had not, at that point, been named. There are also subtle differences in the supplier’s logos to those used in the race, here regular white and yellow Shell and Cibie stickers applied rather than the logos reproduced in red to match the decoration. This is all correct and well placed over a bodyshell which captures the stubby shape of the car. The doors and rear deck open to reveal plenty of detail, with realistic looking seats in the cockpit, very good seatbelts and wiring visible behind the dash. In the rear, the larger parts are maybe a little simply moulded but again there is plenty of wiring and plumbing.
|Description: ||Porsche 917/20 LM Practice 1971 #23 1:18 |
|Catalogue#: ||MIN180716922 |
|Product Type: ||Diecast |
|Scale: ||1:18 |
|Event: ||Le Mans |
|Colour: ||- |
|Drivers: ||Kauhsen W, Joest R |
|Sponsors: ||#23, Martini Racing Team |
|Dates: ||1971 |
|Race/Position: ||- |
|Release Date: ||December 2017 |
|Weight: ||1300 grams |
|Comments: ||Pink Pig. Le Mans Practice. Released 06/12/17 |
One of the market leaders in die-cast models. Good shapes, excellent paint and decoration. 1:43rds are kerbside while 1:18ths often have plenty of opening parts with engine and interior detail within. Also an increasing number of 1:43 resincast models. Made in China.