Maserati Team Transporter 1957 1:18 CMC Diecast Model
Code No: 25097
Availability: This is not a stock line, but is available to special order. Usually despatched in 5 - 15 days.
Description: The 1950s and 1960s were boom years for race car transporters, which are being re-discovered and restored today. The two similar-looking transporters of the Scuderia Ferrari and Maserati are among the most famous and technically most interesting transporters from that time. They were mounted on Fiat 642 RN2 bus chassis, with body work designed by Bartoletti. The transporter could carry three race cars. At first sight, those two transporters look alike except for paintwork and decals, but they differ considerably in detail. Back then, with grand prix races mainly confined to continental Europe, a transporter was the most practical way to haul race cars to the race tracks. But transporters had other functions, too. In each of the transporters, a small but complete inspection bay was set up. It was also used to provide crew space and a sleeping berth during the hectic race weekends. The race car transporter became a second home for them. This miniature of the 1957 Maserati race car transporter is truly spectacular, especially when it is loaded with three CMC Maserati models. It is unbelievably detailed. The Maserati transporter replica is hand assembled from 3,115 precision parts and measures approximately 50 cm long. It is a true piece of art! Features: The highly-detailed and functional auto hoist can be moved up and down manually. The rails are made of authentic checker-pattern metal plate. The tailgate is equipped with a functional bar-slide locking mechanism. There are perfectly-designed rope mechanics with wheels and pulleys. The ramps can be shelved sidewise and held in place with toggle screws. Removable spare wheel and spare-wheel bracket with a functional spring clip-lock. Authentic replication of the Trilex wheel system. Rear wheels are twin-tires. True to the original. The authentic dashboard, complete with all instruments and control elements. Adjustable exterior mirrors. In the cabin, the front and the back seats are covered in real leather. Specifications of the original vehicle: 6-cylinder diesel in-line-engine type 364A. Auto body work and vehicle hoist made by Bartoletti at Forli, Italy. Fiat-bus chassis with a ladder frame. Maximum output: Approx. 92 bhp. Displacement: 6,650 cc. Top speed: 85 km/h. Overall length: 9,085 mm. Overall width: 2,492 mm. Overall height: 2,924 mm.