1961 Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato No. 1 Le Mans by CMC in 1:18 Scale by CMC. This item is Brand New, Factory Sealed, in the Original Box. Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato Starting No. 1 24 Hours at Le Mans in white, 1961 Limited Edition diecast model car in 1:18 Scale by CMC. Jean Kerguen, one of the best private race drivers of France in the late 1950s, qualified to participate in the 1961 Le Mans with his Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato. While preparing for the race, he won the support of Marcel Blondeau, the official Aston Martin dealer in France and owner of Garage Mirabeau. Especially helpful was Des O´Dell, an Aston Martin expert on the Mirabeau team who was experienced in race car development and had an excellent grasp on the Le Mans racing scene. Jean Kerguen and his co-pilot Jacques Dewez (nickname Franc) were well-prepared when they took off from the front row of the first grid and were joined by two more Aston Martin cars from the British racing team ERS. The start was excellent for Kerguens Zagato. To the delight of the pilots as well as the whole racing team, the subsequent racing proved to be a smooth run, as well. The only mechanical intervention that had to be made was a change of the brake pads after 14 hours and then clutch adjustment after 16 hours. When Kerguen made his last pit stop after 23 hours of racing, he was in the 9th position. Jacques Dewez was to take over and race the remaining 50 minutes. But much to his horror, no matter how he pushed the starter button, the car wouldnt start! Quick checks performed by Des O´Dell couldnt identify any apparent problems with the battery, cables, or starter. Deeply disappointed, the team had to throw in the towel after 286 laps with only 50 minutes remaining before the end of the race. Before the team had to withdraw, its Zagato was in the 3rd position of the GT-class, which made it the best-accomplished British car in the field. In the wake of this race, an extensive inspection was conducted of the car, which turned to be in a perfect condition, except for a starter that broke down during the final pit stop. This Scale Model is an Authentic Replica. It is factory sealed and in the original manufacturers packaging with all and any paperwork and certificates. Mint Models is an authorized Dealer and Distributor of this brand. Mint Models only sells the highest quality scale model cars and collectibles from the best manufacturers in the world. This is the finest scale model collectible with incredible details. This model is an Authentic replica with detailed interior. This model is a beautiful gift to display. A finished, hand painted, and put together model that is a beautiful work of art. This item is brand new and factory sealed in the original manufacturers packaging. Mint Models only sells items that are brand new. We review and select the most effective and timely option. We will begin processing your order right away. All data is kept strictly confidential and we do not sell or otherwise distribute our customer database. We restrict access to your personally identifying information to employees who need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve our services. Please include a copy of the invoice PLUS a description of the item’s defects and / or the reason for returning the item. Please be legible, ordinary folks must be able to read this. This item is in the category “Toys & Hobbies\Diecast & Toy Vehicles\Cars, Trucks & Vans\Contemporary Manufacture”. The seller is “mintmodelsdiecast” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Brand: CMC
- MPN: CMC139