Morris Six (diecast 1:43, Atlas Verlag)

  • Morris Six (from 1948)
  • Atlas Verlag
  • 1:43
  • Showcase model / No engine
  • diecast
  • Hellblau
  • 2118060A
  • other source
  • 21,80 EUR
  • Perfect mint condition
  • Original packaging exists
  • Not for sale
Limited edition
 
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The Original Classic: The Morris Six

The Morris Six, a classic from British car history, was first produced in 1948 and marked the beginning of a new era for Morris Motors. The car belongs to the first generation and was built from 1948 to 1954. Designed as a larger and more powerful alternative to the smaller Morris vehicles, it was equipped with a 2.2-liter six-cylinder in-line engine producing around 70 horsepower. Under the guidance of the renowned engineer Sir Alec Issigonis, who later became famous for creating the Mini, the Morris Six offered improved stability and driving comfort through its monocoque body structure.

Interestingly, the Morris Six was designed in the mid-20th century, a time when significant events like the founding of NATO and the publication of George Orwell's novel "1984" were taking place. These examples illustrate the time context and historical background in which this vehicle was introduced. From a technical standpoint, the Morris Six featured independent front suspension and hydraulic brakes on all four wheels, which were considered advanced at the time. It was a milestone in automotive technology and laid the foundation for many future developments in the industry.

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The Model Car: Detail Accuracy and Collector's Value

The model in the 1/43 scale presented here is a faithful replica of the original and is produced by Atlas Verlag. This model car is a favorite piece in the collection of "xxlgs," a member of the model-building community Modelly. Made of durable die-cast material, this model offers both longevity and accurate details. The light blue paint finish and the precise replication of the body structure capture the essence of the original vehicle. The intricate details like the headlights and bumpers reflect the elegance of the early British car culture.

Atlas Verlag specializes in replicating historical vehicles in the 1/43 scale using high-quality materials such as die-cast. The model itself comes in appealing packaging that includes a backdrop scene to illustrate the driving experience of the 1940s. Collectors particularly appreciate these models for their authenticity and detail accuracy. Another notable feature is the painted wheel caps, perfectly echoing the classic post-war era look.

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Technical Details of the Model Car

The replica of the Morris Six made by Atlas Verlag is characterized by its attention to detail and faithful reproduction. The light blue paint finish gives the model car an authentic look. Particularly striking are the fine lines and precise contours of the body, bringing back the charm of the original. Inside, the model is also intricately detailed. The seats, dashboard, and steering wheel are carefully replicated to depict the interior of a 1950s vehicle.

The functionality of the original Morris Six consisted of a powerful and reliable engine that offered advanced technology for its time such as independent front suspension and hydraulic brakes. These technical features are reflected in the detailed replications of the chassis and axles on Atlas Verlag models. This underscores the precision with which the model was made to satisfy even the most discerning collectors.

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Historical Context and Influence

In 1948, when the Morris Six was first introduced, the BBC broadcast its first TV show outside London, and Frank Sinatra released the hit "Nature Boy". These historical events provide context to better understand the age and cultural background of this vehicle. The accurate reproduction of the model car helps preserve a piece of this history and make it accessible to present-day collectors.

Overall, the 1/43 scale model car by Atlas Verlag is an excellent replica of the classic Morris Six. For lovers of historical car models, it is a valuable addition to their collection. The fine details and precision with which the model was crafted make it a sought-after piece for collectors worldwide. The robust die-cast construction ensures that this model will remain in excellent condition even after years, continuing to bring joy.


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