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Spark Model S2921 Cadillac 50-61 Coupe de Ville #3 "Collier - Collier" 10th pl. Le Mans 1950

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Spark Model S2921 Cadillac 50-61 Coupe de Ville #3 "Sam Collier - Miles Collier" 10th pl. Le Mans 1950, 1/43rd scale resin model car.

Manufacturer:
Spark Model
Marque:
Cadillac
Packaged Shipping Weight:
1 lb
Scale:
1/43rd
Type:
Resin
Brothers Sam and Miles Collier had raced at Le Mans before World War Il and took their buddy Briggs Cunningham to watch the 1949 race, Cunningham left convinced that a blg American V-8 was ideally suited to the race. When the FIA wouldn't let him enter a "Studillaq" Briggs bought a pair of 1950 Cadillac 61 Sedan de Villes, One remained basically stock, while a Grumman aero engineer designed a more aerodynamic aluminum roadster body for the other, which the French press dubbed ('Le Monster," while the stock Caddy was stuck with "Petit Petaud” ("Clumsy Puppy"). Cunningham had the last laugh, the Colliers drove it to 10th place, with Briggs and Phil Walters 11th after Le Monster spent an hour in a sandbank. There have been several models of both, and Spark's resin-cast stock-bodied Caddy is easily the best to date. The shape is dead right, the two-tone paint is perfect as are the separation lines, and every last detail is reproduced with plated or perfectly scaled photo-etched pieces. "Petit Petaud" scripts and American flags are decals that were applied before the clear gloss top coat. The added exterior gas cap is correct, and both rear-deck antennae can be seen in photos. Spark really did its homework on this one. — Wayne Moyer
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