High-End, Investment Grade, Museum Quality. High Detail 1:24 Scale Precision. Model is made of Brazilian tulipwood with copper trim. A classic high-quality wood, it is very dense with a lovely figure.It is used for inlays in furniture and for small turned items. Available only in small sizes, it is rarely used in the solid for luxury furniture. Racer Vintage Antique Sport Car Rare Woody Wood Speed Boattail Concept Model.
Note: to those searching for "Perfect"... Our Boxes are Not Perfect.. André Dubonnet who, at the age of 26, was an accomplished aviator and racing driver. The Dubonnets had amassed a fortune from the aperitifs and cognacs that continue to bear the family name. Dubonnet contracted the Nieuport Aviation Company to build a lightweight body suitable for both racing and touring.
Nieuport craftsmen formed a frame of wooden ribs measuring up to 3/4-inch thick which were covered with 1/8-inch wooden veneer. Strips of mahogany (earlier thought to be tulipwood) of uneven thickness and length were fastened to the veneer with thousands of brass rivets. The body was then sealed, sanded and varnished; when fully equipped, the body was to have weighed approximately 160 pounds. The boat tail enclosed a 46-gallon gas tank for long distance racing. The exceptional machine was driven to a sixth at the Targa Florio by Dubonnet.
He also competed in the Coppa Florio where he finished fifth overall and first in class. Upon completion of these events, the car was retired from racing and modified for regular road use. Initially the car was equipped with very elegant'flowing blade' fenders.
These were later replaced with more substantial wings, similar in shape to the torpedo body. All of the copper trim is a later addition as well.The item "Racer Vintage Antique Sport Car Rare Woody Wood Speed Boattail Concept Model" is in sale since Wednesday, March 15, 2017. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Diecast & Toy Vehicles\Cars, Trucks & Vans\Vintage Manufacture". The seller is "exotic-classic-car-vintage-race-gt-sport-hot-rod-pedal-diecast" and is located in Chicago Metropolitan Area. This item can be shipped worldwide.