Only 3 driver model pairings remain
We have long wanted to create driver figures that match the quality of our 1:8 models and sit or stand well alongside them. Now we are working closely with a studio in Venice, Italy to originate and hand paint very refined and perfectly posed figures, that accurately represent each driver’s physicality and character. We are starting with a very small edition of only five models of the Bugatti Type 59 accompanied by a standing figure of Jean Pierre Wimille.
Two of the edition of five have already been sold and there are only three driver model pairings available to order. The model can be ordered either in pristine clean pre-race condition, or weathered to reflect the post-race dust and grime.
This fine 1:8 scale model is based on the car as raced by J.P. Wimille in the Belgian Grand Prix on the 14th of July 1935 at Spa-Francorchamps.
The type of suit Wimille wore, his shoes, his physique and complexion have all been very carefully considered and rendered into this very fine figure.
Wimille qualified fourth and made a fantastic start flying into second position on the opening lap, but the French hope for victory suffered an early retirement after just seven laps due to engine issues. To create the Type 59 model, we captured a very notable and original chassis with an extraordinarily accurate digital scan, and in collaboration with Bugatti's automotive historian, used contemporary photographs and records to develop this stunningly detailed and precise replica of that car as it raced at Spa in 1935.
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