The fourth series of Pre-Add bodyshells. The last of the major front engined cars. by Mac Pinches
The fourth series sees the last of the major front engined cars as the rear engine revolution had arrived.
Kit 21 is the Lancia-Ferrai D50a. Ferrari had made many changes to the Lancia D50; drivers of that car did not take to the handling, so the fuel tank was moved into the tail ,the side pods now only contained the exhaust system .
Kit 22 is of the BRM P25, BRM went back to simplicity with this car but still had many problems to over come, but at last Jo Bonnier took this car to a win in the Dutch GP in 1959. Kit 22 shows the car in the colours of BRP as driven by Moss in the French GP, the car stopped, Moss made a futile effort to push start it.
Kit 23 is the 1958 Dino 246. In 1958 Ferrari discarded the Lancia connection and produced a more traditional car in the form of the Dino, not the best looking Ferrari, non the less Mike Hawthorn was the first British world champion with the car .
Kit 24 is the 1959 Dino 246. To try to head off the progress of the rear engined cars Ferrari updated the 246 with a wishbone/coil springed rear end and bodywork by Fantuzzi who worked with Maserati for many years, producing a car that rivalled the 250f in looks.
The pictures below show the kits made up; at the bottom of the Pre-Add Series 3 page is a picture illustrating what typically each kit comprises of. The kit format remains as in the first series i.e. they are 1/32nd scale and made of resin. They come complete with decals, driver, metal cast exhausts, filler caps etc. Mac can be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and by telephone in the UK on 01922-410420.
Kit 21 Lancia Ferrari D50a (below)
Kit 22 BRM P25 (below)
Kit 23 1958 Ferrari Dino (below)
Kit 24 1959 Ferrari Dino (below)