M138 2015 by CMC Model Cars

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alfa romeo 6c 1750 gran sport in the 1930s alfa romeo still didn’t produce their own bodyworks but they bought in the case of the 6c 1750 gs the body came from the coachbuilder zagato this turned out to be a good choice because again zagato did a great job with his distinctive design language the four-meter-long car had two spare wheels that were stowed in a rear well in the event of bad weather a textile top offered emergency cover or protection against rain a striking feature of this car was the removable red plastic covers on the three headlights which were intended to improve the aerodynamics of the vehicle alfa romeo had developed it generated a remarkable 85 hp at 4500 rpm several factory race cars had their cylinder heads welded testa fissa so that they could rev up to 5000 rpm yielding a magnificent output of 102 hp whether equipped with 85 or 102 hp the gran sport excelled only the rigorous endurance race of the 24 hours of le mans proved to be too much for the 6c 1750 gs owing to a low total weight of 920 kg and a reduced wheelbase of 2745 mm that improved its handling dramadically the gran sport became the most famous alfa romeo of the time the 1750 gs was powered by a 6-cylinder in-line engine that vitorio jano the brilliant chief engineer of numerous important victories all over europe as in the 1930 and 1931 mille miglia and the wet race of the irish tourist trophy to name just a few made it the undisputed dominator of that racing era highly-detailed cockpit with upholstered leather seats and door trimmings precise recreation of the dashboard with all instruments and controls perfectly-wired wheels with a light alloy rim stainless steel spokes and nipples unscrew the central locking nuts with side-dependent right and left-hand threads to remove the wheels true-to-scale authentic replication of the spyder body customized by the renowned coachbuilder zagato functional brackets for holding the two spare wheels loosening a tommy screw releases the spare wheels.