Lotus 49B (diecast 1:18, Exoto Grand Prix Classics)

  • Lotus 49B (from 1968)
  • Exoto Grand Prix Classics
  • 1:18
  • Showcase model / No engine
  • diecast
  • blue
  • private sale
  • 145,00 CHF
  • In near mint condition
  • Original packaging exists
  • Not for sale
Limited edition
 
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Iconic Motorsport Masterpieces: The Famous Lotus 49B

The Lotus 49B is a motorsport icon that caused a stir in the 1968 season. It succeeded the famous Lotus 49 and represented an evolution in functionality and design. This model was conceived by renowned engineer Colin Chapman and brilliant designer Maurice Philippe. The philosophy of lightweight construction and aerodynamic efficiency made the Lotus 49B a technologically advanced vehicle of its time. They set the standards for many later designs in the racing sector and made the car a distinctive part of Formula 1 history.

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Successes and Triumphs in Formula 1

The Lotus 49B continued the success story of its predecessor seamlessly. In the 1968 season, the team achieved numerous victories and displayed impressive performance. Among the well-known drivers who piloted the vehicle were Graham Hill and Jo Siffert. Graham Hill led the car to numerous podium finishes, including the prestigious victory in the 1968 Formula 1 World Championship. Jo Siffert, also one of the outstanding drivers of his time, significantly contributed to the image and success of the vehicle.

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Attention to Detail and Quality: The 1/18 Scale Model by Exoto Grand Prix Classics

The scale model car shown here, in a scale of 1/18, is manufactured by Exoto Grand Prix Classics and is based on the famous Lotus 49B. Made from high-quality diecast material, this model stands out for its faithful reproduction and precise craftsmanship. This model belongs to the collection of the Modelly member "Grolimichu" and exhibits amazingly realistic details, including the accurately replicated Firestone tires and the fine sponsorship decals of Ferodo, Champion, and Armstrong. Every element, from the finely crafted air vents to the distinctive front wings, contributes to the authenticity.

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Design and Paintwork Finesse

Particularly outstanding is the painted finish of the model, shining in a deep blue complemented by white accents and bold race numbers. The driver sports a red helmet with a white cross, indicating his Swiss origin. The fine details of the yellow windscreen and the open cockpit provide a clear view of the accurately reproduced dashboard. The model stands out for its accurate representation of the aerodynamic shapes and the distinctive, high-mounted rear wing structure, which significantly enhanced the stability and downforce of the original car.

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A Triumph of Model Making

The models by Exoto Grand Prix Classics are renowned for their meticulous and detailed craftsmanship, and the 1/18 scale model of the Lotus 49B is no exception. Every component of this diecast model is crafted with the utmost precision to offer enthusiastic collectors an authentic piece of motorsport history. The visible details of the engine, including the Ford logos and finely crafted chassis parts, make this model a valuable collector's item. The sponsorship decals of Ferodo, Firestone, and Champion on the body add authenticity to the model and pay homage to the historic races.


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