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Congrats Darren on this stunning add!
Have the same - but of course in 1/43 only. ;)

As to the T80 itself:
Not sure whether it is fair to call it a LSR car because it never ran a single meter with its own engine. :(

But it not only looks amazing it also has an interesting story behind:
Back in the late 1930s teh T80 was a prestige project of the German Nazi government.
But although the project was led by briliant Ferdinand Porsche himself the concept was more brute force than smart:
A giant car with an aerodynamic body powered by a monstrous air plane engine (44.5 litre MB V12 with 3,500hp!).
You often read that the project was canelled in 1939 because of the WWII and this is true.
But it is also true that the T80 would never have the potential to beat John Cobb and his brilliant Railton Special:
When they started to develop the T80 in 1937 the LSR was slighly below 500 km/h (Malcolm Campbell and his Blue Bird).
This was roughly the speed for which the T80 had been designed.
However in the following years there was the famous battle between Easton (Thunderbolt) and Cobb (Railton Special) which ended in 1939 with Cobb's 592 km/h.
And after the war Cobb even raised the bar in 1947 to finally 634 km/h - far beyond the capabilties of the T80.

Nevertheless it's a fascinating piece of automobile history and engineering and it's a stunner for sure.
I had the chance to see the 1:1 which is displayed at MB museum in Stuttgart.
Believe it or not: This giant with a weight of 3 tons is hanging there on the wall:
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Congrats Darren on this stunning add!
Have the same - but of course in 1/43 only. ;)

As to the T80 itself:
Not sure whether it is fair to call it a LSR car because it never ran a single meter with its own engine. :(

But it not only looks amazing it also has an interesting story behind:
Back in the late 1930s teh T80 was a prestige project of the German Nazi government.
But although the project was led by briliant Ferdinand Porsche himself the concept was more brute force than smart:
A giant car with an aerodynamic body powered by a monstrous air plane engine (44.5 litre MB V12 with 3,500hp!).
You often read that the project was canelled in 1939 because of the WWII and this is true.
But it is also true that the T80 would never have the potential to beat John Cobb and his brilliant Railton Special:
When they started to develop the T80 in 1937 the LSR was slighly below 500 km/h (Malcolm Campbell and his Blue Bird).
This was roughly the speed for which the T80 had been designed.
However in the following years there was the famous battle between Easton (Thunderbolt) and Cobb (Railton Special) which ended in 1939 with Cobb's 592 km/h.
And after the war Cobb even raised the bar in 1947 to finally 634 km/h - far beyond the capabilties of the T80.

Nevertheless it's a fascinating piece of automobile history and engineering and it's a stunner for sure.
I had the chance to see the 1:1 which is displayed at MB museum in Stuttgart.
Believe it or not: This giant with a weight of 3 tons is hanging there on the wall:
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Thank you so much for the History of this Brute, and Beauty. In fact a three ton work of art on the wall is another feat of Engineering. I must admit i buy the models because it says it was associated with the LSR or similar and i am trying to amass a group so one day i can display them together( sounds familiar to so many of my off shoot mini collections within the collection). More to come, i have about another 10-15 or so LSR type 1/18 cars to eventually get but obviously some will be much harder to get than others, the joys of searching them out.....
 

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Here is another very long model, of the Replicarz 1/18, 1979, Hal Needham Bud Rocket, LSR, Stan Barrett, in Red. It's 26" or 66cm long and very fragile. It comes on a salt like base like it probably had on the record runs and a case to cover it. The dealer who i bought it from had five of these and all had broken wheels and pipework on the rear end, fortunately i glued my model back together and it looks ultra cool. A very nice addition and really happy to have found a decent version.
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Thanks guys, well spotted, Marios !!! I forgot about the front mini wings LOL. More Record models to come, looking forward to seeing them all up close with the Camera.(y):love:👏👏👏👏👏
 

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Back on with the Record models and here is the Awesomely detailed Exoto 1/18, 1902 Ford 999 The Henry Ford/Barney Oldfield Race Car, in Red.

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Thanks Jon, yes a lot of us took Exoto for Granted when they first came out, me included, but you can't get away from the detail they put into these mini works of Art. so happy to have added this to my collection. Hope to one day have all the record models lined up together.:love:🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞
 

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This next record model looks to have really nice detail to it. It's the Spark 1/18, 1956 Renault Etoile Filante, Shooting Star, Turbine car, in Blue. Another Great addition to the record collection.

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Here is the Replicarz 1/18 1959 Mickey Thompson, Challenger 1, in Light Blue.

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