Alfa Romeo 1600 Spider Duetto (diecast 1:18, Touring Modelcars)

  • Alfa Romeo 1600 Spider Duetto (from 1966)
  • Touring Modelcars
  • 1:18
  • Showcase model / No engine
  • diecast
  • red
  • 18120001
  • online dealer
  • In near mint condition
  • Original packaging exists
  • Not for sale
Limited to 950 pieces
 
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The Original: The Alfa Romeo 1600 Spider Duetto

The Alfa Romeo 1600 Spider Duetto, produced by the Italian car brand Alfa Romeo, is an iconic vehicle model that was first introduced in 1966. This generation was one of the first roadster generations that represented the classic and elegant style of the brand. Designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro, one of the world's most renowned car designers, in collaboration with Franco Scaglione, this masterpiece measures 4.25 meters (167 inches) in length, 1.63 meters (64 inches) in width, and 1.29 meters (51 inches) in height, offering a compact and sporty appearance.

The Duetto was equipped with a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that produced 109 horsepower at 6,000 rpm. The vehicle featured a four-speed manual transmission and could reach a top speed of around 185 km/h (115 mph). Thanks to the use of aluminum materials, the car was relatively light, contributing to its impressive performance and agility. An interesting detail is the "Osso di Seppia" nickname, which refers to the special shape of the car's rear end. The Duetto followed a successful lineage of the Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider that preceded it.

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Details of the 1/18 Scale Model Car Edition

This miniature of the Alfa Romeo 1600 Spider Duetto is a faithfully recreated version produced by Touring Modelcars. It is a 1/18 scale model made from Diecast material. Diecast model car manufacturing ensures remarkable durability and weight, making the model feel realistic. It is worth noting that this model exists in a limited edition of only 950 pieces worldwide, making it a coveted collector's item. It is proudly owned by Modelly member "Markus-RS" and showcases the exquisite craftsmanship and attention to detail that went into its replication.

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Detailed Examination of Model Features

The model features an elaborate paint job in a vibrant red color that echoes the classic style of the original. The body displays lovingly recreated chrome details on bumpers, door handles, and mirrors, which look very realistic. The front with its round headlights and the distinctive rounded shape of the rear are characteristic features of the Duetto perfectly captured in the model. Even the interior of the model is meticulously replicated, with realistic upholstery and fine details like the steering wheel and dashboard.

Historical Context and Interesting Facts

The year 1966, when the Alfa Romeo 1600 Spider Duetto was introduced, was marked by significant world events and cultural milestones. For example, that year, John Lennon was appointed a member of the Order of the British Empire by the British Queen, and the Cannes Film Festival in France celebrated its 19th anniversary. To give a sense of the vehicle's historical context, these events are interesting milestones of the time and show the environment in which the Duetto first hit the market. The Duetto also had a cult status, especially after it appeared in the 1967 film "The Graduate", driven by the main character Benjamin Braddock played by Dustin Hoffman.


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