GERMAN (MISC.) & SWEDISH RACING & PRODUCTION CARS

GERMAN (Non-Porsche, Audi & Mercedes)RACING CARS
1979 Ford Capri Turbo Gr. 5: Based on the production Capril Mark III and powered by a 1.4L inline four cylinder engine based on the Cosworth BDA twin-turbo engine, the Capri Turbo was built by Zakspeed to compete in Group 5 events. The cars were built around a tubular chassis and had Kevlar body panels. This car (Chassis #ZAK Gr. 5 00279) began life as a Zakspeed team car in Division II of the 1979 Deutsche Rennsport Meisterschaft (DRM) series, where it was driven with success by Klaus Ludwig & Harald Ertl. In 1981it was sold to Jürgen Hamelmann who campaigned the car in 1981 and had 5 podium finishes and 9 races placing in the top 5.
Model by QUARTZO 1/43
1982 Sehcar (Sauber) C6: Launched in 1982 as the Sauber SHS C6, Sauber compaigned two cars with GS Sport, selling them at the end of the season. Brun Motorsport bought and modified the cars, renaming them Sehcar C6. Brun could not make the car any more competitive than Sauber and abandoned the Cosworth DFL at the end of 1983. At Le Mans that year, Ludwig Heimrath, Jr., David Deacon and Jacques Villeneuve, Sr. failed to finish. This car (#82-C6-02) ran at Le Mans seven more times up to 1994, never placing higher than 23rd.
Model by BIZARRE 1/43
1984 Gebhardt JC843: Built by Gunther and Fritz Gebhardt, the JC843 was built for the C2 class in the World Sports Car Championship. Its powered by a 3.0L Cosworth-Ford DFV V8 engine. Driven by John Sheldon/Steve Earle/Ian Harrower at Le Mans in 1985 for new owner ADA Engineering. They finished 16th overall and 2nd in the C2 class. ADA had success with the car in C2, it also ran again at Le Mans in 1986, finishing 8th overall and again 2nd in class. It had been fitted with a 3.3L Cosworth-Ford DFL engine for the 1986 season.
Model by SPARK 1/43
1989 Sauber C9 Mercedes-Benz (LE MANS WINNER - 1989): The Team Sauber entry driven by Jochen Mass, Manuel Reuter and Stanley Dickens won Le Mans in 1989, with team cars also in 2nd and 5th positions. After two years of trying, the C9 dominated Group C racing in '89, winning all but one race. Its all-alloy, turbo-charged 5.0L V8 engine produces 720 bhp and a top speed of over 240 mph. The Silver Arrows of Merceds reborn!
Model by IXO 1/43

GERMAN PRODUCTION CARS

1956 VW (Beetle) 1100 : No collection would be complete without at least one Beetle and it is probably one car that needs little in the way of description. The car was originally known as Käfer, the German word for "beetle". It was not until August 1967 that the Volkswagen corporation itself began using the name Beetle in marketing materials in the US. With a modest 1100cc four (later up to 1600cc), these cars endeared themselves to the auto public from 1938-1980.
Model by DINKY 1/43
1985 Bitter SC: Bitter specialises in rebodying other manufacturer's vehicles and in 1979, launched the SC which was based on the Opel Senator. The car was offered in two versions of the Opel six-cylinder engine, a 3.0L which produced 177hp; and a 3.9L which produced 207hp. Production lasted until 1989, by which time specialized body swaps on other manufacturers platforms had fallen out of favor. The SC borrowed on Pininfarina styling of the Ferrari GT4 2+2 and was a very sleek looking Euro coupe. A convertible was added in 1981 and a sedan in 1985 in a failed attempt to have Buick dealers sell them in the USA. 461 SC coupes were built, 22 convertibles and onlyy 5 sedans.
Model by ALTAYA/IXO 1/43

SWEDISH RACING CARS
1963 Saab 96 (Monte Carlo Rallye 1963 - WINNER): Eric Carlsson is a legend in rallying and that legend is solidly built on three Monte Carlo Rally wins in a row. In 1963, Carlsson, teamed with Palm Gunnar set out from Oslo Norway in this Saab 96. The 841 cc, three-cylinder, two-stroke Saab took them through tough winter conditions to arrive in Monte Carlo and beat the second place Citroen team in their DS 19, by 22 seconds. It was Carlsson's third consecutive Monte win and established the Swede as rallying's first superstar! His left foot braking while hard on the throttle is legendary. His epic drives for Saab helped establish front wheel drive cars as the required setup for successful rallying in the mid-60's.
Model by ATLAS 1/43

SWEDISH PRODUCTION CARS

1954 Volvo PV445 Duett: The Duett was produced by Volvo from 1953-1969 as either an estate wagon, or as a panel van. Rugged and dependable, the Duett has a 1.8L four-cylinder engine used in other Volvo sedans. Powerful enough to tow a small trailer, light racing car and spares!
Model by ATLAS 1/43
1972 Volvo P1800 ES: For two years Volvo produced this attractive hatchback version of its venerable P1800S sports car. With a 1985 cc, four-cylinder OHV engine, it could easily top 110 mph, while carrying two adults and several bages of groceries. With a four-speed and overdrive, disc brakes on all four wheels, these are nicely styled touring cars with rugged Volvo components. Only 8,078 units of the 1800ES were produced.
Model by ATLAS 1/43



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THE SIGNATURE PROJECT & RACING DIORAMAS

RACING SUPPORT VEHICLES, TRANSPORTERS & OTHER TRUCKS

JAGUAR RACING CARS:
1950's
1960 - 1979
1980 - 1989
1990's - Present

JAGUAR AT LE MANS

JAGUAR AUTOMOBILIA

JAGUAR PRODUCTION CARS:
PRE-WAR to 1959
1960 to 1968
1969-1987
1988 - Present

JAGUAR CONCEPT CARS

EACH JAGUAR MODEL FROM 1935 IN PRODUCTION ORDER

FERRARI RACING CARS:
1949 - 1959
1960 - 1969
1970 - 1979
1980 - Current

FERRARI FORMULA ONE

FERRARI PRODUCTION CARS

PORSCHE RACING & PRODUCTION CARS:
1950's & 60's
1970's
1980's
1990 - Current

BRUMOS RACING TEAM
PORSCHE PRODUCTION CARS

FORMULA 1, GRAND PRIX, INDY:
1900 - 1959
1960 - 1969
1970 - 1979
1980 - PRESENT

THE TRIPLE CROWN OF ENDURANCE RACES:
THE 24 HOURS of LE MANS 1923-2020
THE 12 Hours of SEBRING WINNERS
THE 24 HOURS of DAYTONA WINNERS

GREAT AUTOMOTIVE MAKES & RACING TEAMS:
ABARTH
ALFA ROMEO
ASTON MARTIN
AUDI
AUSTIN HEALEY & HEALEY
BMW
CHAPARRAL
CHEVROLET & GM POWER
CUNNINGHAM
DATSUN/NISSAN
ECURIE ECOSSE
FORD POWER: GT40's, MUSTANGS, MIRAGE & MORE
SHELBY -FORD'S: COBRAS, DAYTONAS, GT40's & MUSTANGS
GROUP 44, Inc.
LANCIA
LOLA SPORTS CARS
LOTUS
McLAREN
MASERATI
MERCEDES BENZ
MG CARS
TOYOTA
TRIUMPH

MISC. RACING AND PRODUCTION CARS BY COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
AMERICAN, ASIAN, AUSTRALIAN
BRITISH
FRENCH
GERMAN & SWEDISH
ITALIAN & SPANISH
JAPANESE
LAND SPEED RECORD CARS
VETERAN, CLASSIC & SPECIAL INTEREST CARS

DRIVER TRIBUTES:
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WORLD DRIVER & CONSTRUCTORS CHAMPIONS 1950 - 1985

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