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#1 Wolf

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Posted 02 October 2001 - 00:30

As people visiting the Paddock may've noticed (from a thread on Cannibalism) I'm soon becoming a Godfather. No, not Mario Puzzo type.;) I shall be expeecting that some of my infatuation with GP rubs off on my Godson. :eek:

Now, I'm considering a purchase of diecast model to get things started when he gets old enough, and that time shall come sooner than one expects... So, I want a historic GP car that looks fast (that's a criterion? I hear you say) and has a significant place in the history. And is beautiful, of course.

Before I get myself into the whole deal, I'm asking you all for opinions and reflections to help me out. First, my choice would be either Maserati 250F in its original 1954 form (prefferably with trident in the intake) with all those louvres or the Lotus 49B in Rob Walker's livery.

Thanx in advance. :)

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#2 Gary C

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Posted 02 October 2001 - 00:34

it HAS to be the Lotus 72 in JPS livery, no question!!!

#3 MPea3

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Posted 02 October 2001 - 00:45

why not a wolf?

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#4 Gra

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Posted 02 October 2001 - 03:36

How about the McLaren M23?

#5 Mike Argetsinger

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Posted 02 October 2001 - 03:47

Nothing says "I care" like a W154 Mercedes Benz - unless it's a Type 35 Bugatti!

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Posted 02 October 2001 - 10:28

Though my own personal favourite car is also the M23 McLaren, why not a Wolf indeed? Preferably the Mk 1 type, even if I have to admit that I actually liked the Mk2 when it raced, and thought it was pretty! :eek:

The Wolf has also the advantage of being one of the last unsponsored cars! :)

#7 Vitesse2

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Posted 02 October 2001 - 11:32

I'd go for the Walker 49B - last privateer winner, handsome car and a significant driver. Plus, of course, the original car still exists - saw it at Goodwood this year, looking just like it did in 1968!

Or the W154 ... or the T35 ... or ....:)

#8 bobbo

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Posted 02 October 2001 - 13:08

Wolf:

Look REAL HARD for an Eagle TG104! If not, settle for the Lotus 49B in Rob Walker colors, Jo siffert driving, PLEASE!!!

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#9 Wolf

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Posted 02 October 2001 - 13:41

Bobbo- You don't like Mr. Monaco, do You?;) Well, I thought 49B because one can spin a few yarns around it- obviously Lotus (Chapman, Clark), Rob Walker (with inevitable Moss, and one cannot go about mentioning Maestro leaving out Fangio), and least but not last- I quite liked ol' Graham, the gentlemanly air about his appearance (and one doesn't win 5 Monaco GPs without being a hell of a driver)...

BTW, thanx guys and keep your suggestions coming. :)

#10 bobbo

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Posted 02 October 2001 - 14:04

Wolf:

Actually, I just have s soft spot in my heart (and head!!!;);) ) for independents, underdog and the like.

In all honesty, I think that Mr. Hill was one of the GREATEST drivers of the 1960's (along with DAN THE MAN, Jim Clark, John Surtees and Sir Stirling as my favorites) and deserves every and all allocades offered.

Still, I would love to see "Seppi" honored!!;) :) :up:

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Posted 02 October 2001 - 15:31

In F1: Lotus 49 or Lotus 79

Outside F1 (if that's allowed!): Gulf Porsche 917

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Posted 02 October 2001 - 15:49

oh yeah....probably doesn't have that big a place in the history books, but the Ligier JS11 was a great-looking car

#13 LittleChris

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Posted 02 October 2001 - 16:12

I'd go for the Lotus 79 as well or March 701. If you want to expand outside F1, how about Porsche 917 or Ferrari 512 ?

#14 dmj

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Posted 03 October 2001 - 16:40

Porsche 917 with long tail, preferably old Politoys 1/43 model (fastest looking modelcar I have, although in sad state, I admit...).
A Brumm 1/43 Ferrari 512 will also do it. Or, from same maker, an Auto Union or even Fiat Mefistofeles. See http://www.brumm.it/
On F1 ground, you should try any of Exoto 1/18 Grand Prix Classics
http://www.exoto.com....ndPrixMenu.asp
From these, I would prefer a Ferrari 312 B or Tyrell 003...

#15 Wolf

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Posted 03 October 2001 - 21:17

Well, it's been a while since I went OT, and it's time to rectify that. :) Leafing through Hodges' book, I came accross Sigma car. Are there any other pictures around? Has anyone even tried to race it?

BTW, thanx DMJ- Your suggestions and links came in very handy. :) Come to think of it, if I were going purely by aesthetic guidelines, I'd go with that P57 (Dutch GP) or Eagle. There's that great still in 'Cruel Sport' of Hill in that race. That is the type of 'message' I would try to convey with model. Or I might go with something freaky like Arrows A2 or Brabham BT45. BTW, was that white colour-scheme ever used in races?