MY 1/43rd SCALE SPORTS CAR MODEL COLLECTION

I have been collecting diecast and resin models for some years. There are 2 categories that I collect; Sports Racing Cars from 1950 - 1966 and Formula 1 cars from 1950 - 1965. (see below)

In the first major modification to my collection criteria since I began collecting, I have decided to expand into 1966 with the sports cars. There are seveal reasons for this but I confess that the main one is so that I can collect the Ford GT.40 teams from the Le Mans race of that year. Every Ford in that race (more than a dozen of them) was a different colour. At the time of writing - 26th April 2007 - I do not know how many are actually available; time will tell.

Below you will find an image of every one of my sports car collection, along with the name of the car, who drove it; where they drove it and how it got on. There is also the name of the model manufacturer.

There may well be errors in the information - I guess that's inevitable, so please feel free to e-mail me at the address below if you have any comments/corrections to make. I promise I won't take it personally!

Following a suggestion from Ian Hind, a fellow collector from Australia, I have re-listed this collection in chronological order.... Thanks for the idea, Ian!

Click on any image to see a larger version.

The above-mentioned Ian has put me on to this idea... any new models I obtain will be shown at the top of the page for a while before being inserted into the main list in their correct chronological position.

LATEST UPDATE: 12.8.10

One of the two Alpine Renault A.210s that failed to finish at Le Mans in 1966, this one was driven by Andre de Cortanze and Jean-Pierre Hanrioud.
Model by ALTAYA - reliveried by me.
This American-entered Ferrari 275.GTB was driven at Le Mans in 1966 by Giampiero Biscaldi and Prince Michel de Bourbon-Parma. It retired with clutch troubles on Sunday morning.
Model by BEST
Hard to believe nowadays but this was the only Porsche 911.S at Le Mans in 1966. Jean Kerguen and 'Franc' drove it to 14th place.
Model by VITESSE

Ferrari's effort at Le Mans in 1966 was fairly low key. Only two cars - 330.P3s. This one was driven by Mike Parkes and Ludovico Scarfioptti and was crashed at midnight by Scarfiotti.
Model by BRUMM - slight tarting up by me.
The best of the six Alpine Renault A.210s from the 1966 Le Mans. This car finished 9th driven by Henri Grandsire and Leo Cella
Model by ALTAYA - reliveried by me.
The other works Ferrari 330.P3 from Le Mans 1966. This one was driven by Lorenzo Bandini and Jean Guichet. It lasted until Sunday morning but retired with engine failure.
Model by BRUMM - slight tarting up by me.

CHRONOLOGICAL LIST:

1950
The enormous Cadillac Spider, nicknamed Le Monstre, that was hauled into 11th place at Le Mans 1950 by Briggs Cunningham and Phil Walters.
Model by BIZARRE
Ferrari 166.MM from the 2 litre sports car race, the Rhineland Cup at the Nurburgring in 1950. It was driven by a lady driver named Yvonne Simon.
Model by ART MODEL
Super model of the Tony Rolt / Duncan Hamilton Nash Healey that finished 4th in the 1950 Le Mans 24 hours. It was the first all-British car home, only 6 laps behind the winning Talbot.
Model by BIZARRE

D.B. Panhard 'Tank', driven at Le Mans in 1950 by Elie Bayol and Rene Bonnet. They finished 23rd.
Model by BIZARRE
Ferrari 195.S that was driven in the 1950 Le Mans 24 hours by Raymond Sommer and Dorino Serafini. The car retired with electrical problems.
Model by ART MODEL
It may not look like a racing car but this Renault 4.CV finished 25th in the 1950 Le Mans 24 hours, driven by Jacques Lecat and Louis Pons.
Model by IXO

8th place finisher from the 1950 Mille Miglia where it was driven by Clemente Biondetti assisted by Gino Bronzoni.
Model by BRUMM
Quite what they were doing in this car, I cannot explain, but Juan Fangio and Froilan Gonzales drove this tiny Simca Gordini T.15C at Le Mans in 1950. They retired after 13 hours.
Model by TOP MODEL
Peter Whitehead and John Marshall drove this Jaguar XK.120S to a rather disappointing 15th at Le Mans in 1950; behind two Cadillacs!
Model by BRUMM


Unlikeliest-ever Le Mans car? This Cadillac Coupe de Ville was driven to 10th place in 1950 by Miles and Stan Collier.
Model by VITESSE

This is a rare Cisitalia 202 that took part in the Mille Miglia of 1950. It was driven by Tamburini with Fontana as co-driver but it did not finish the race.
Model by STARLINE

1951
Works C-type Jaguar that was driven at Le Mans in 1951 by Clemente Biondetti and Leslie Johnson but retired.
Model by BRUMM
Nash Healey Sport Coupe that achieved a 6th place finish at Le Mans in 1951 driven by Tony Rolt and Duncan Hamilton.
Model BIZARRE
The Jaguar XC.120.C that won the 1951 Le Mans 24 hours driven by the Peters Walker and Whitehead.
Model by TOP MODEL

This Porsche 365.SL Coupe was the make's first class winner at Le Mans. The race was in 1951 and the drivers were Veuillet and Mouche.
Model by EDISON
M.G. TD EX172 that ran at Le Mans in 1951. It was driven by George Phillips and Alan Rippon but retired with piston failure.
Model by BIZARRE

1952
1952 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL from the 1952 Carrera Pan-Americana. It was disqualified - driven by John Fitch and Eugen Geiger.
Model kit - China
1952 Aston Martin DB.3 as raced at Le Mans by Lance Macklin and Peter Collins. It retired with transmission problems.
Model by TOP MODEL
Cunningham C4.R that achieved 4th place at Le Mans in 1952, driven by Briggs Cunningham and Bill Spear.
Model by TOP MODEL

Frazer-Nash MM, as driven in the 1952 Le Mans 24 hour race by Dick Stoop and Peter Wilson.
Model by BIZARRE
The long-tailed Jaguar C-type that failed disastrously early at Le Mans in 1952; this is the Stirling Moss - Peter Walker car.
Model by TOP MODEL
Mercedes Benz 300.SL from the 1952 Carrera Pan-Americana. It finished 2nd in the hands of Hermann Lang and Erwin Grupp.
Model by HONGWELL

Ferrari 340 America Spyder by Vignale. Entered and driven at Le Mans in 1952 by Louis Rosier, with Maurice Trintignant. It did not finish.
Model by PROGETTO
French-driven Nash Healey from the 1952 Le Mans race. Drivers were Pierre Veyron and Yves Giraud-Cabantous. They retired with gearbox problems.
Model by BIZARRE
This Ferrari 225.S was driven to victory by Vittorio Marzotto in the 1952 Monaco Grand Prix. (A sports car race that year.)
Model by TOP MODEL

Ferrari 340 America driven at Le Mans in 1952 by Luigi Chinetti and Jean Lucas. It was disqualified for refuelling too early.
Model by TOP MODEL
Hardly a racing car but nevertheless this Lancia Aurelia B.20 was driven to 8th place at Le Mans in 1952. Drivers were Felice Bonetto and Enrico Anselmi.
Model by BRUMM
Poor quality kit of the Carraciola Mercedes-Benz 300.SL from the 1952 Mille Miglia. He finished 4th.
Model KIT

Allard Chrysler 2JX from Le Mans 1952, where it was driven by Jack Fairman and Sidney Allard himself! It survived for 15 hours.
Model by TOP MODEL
The famous Talbot T.26.GS that Pierre Levegh almost won Le Mans with in 1952. Driving solo, the engine broke, probably due to driver fatigue, in the final hour when he was leading.
Model by PARADCAR
The second of the two Mercedes-Benz 300.SLs that swept the 1952 Le Mans 24 hours. This is the car of Theo Helfrich and Helmut Niedermayr.
Model by BANG

Third place finisher from Le Mans 1952 - this Nash Healey was driven by Tom Wisdom and Leslie Johnson.
Model by BIZARRE
Peter Clark and Mike Keen drove this Aston Martin DB.2 into 7th place at the 1952 Le Mans 24 hours.
Model by SPARK

1953

Alfa Romeo 6.C 3000, crashed out of the 1953 Mille Miglia, driven by Consalvo Sanesi and Giuseppi Cagna.
Model by JOLLY MODEL

Bristol 450 Coupe, driven, but retired, in the 1953 Le Mans 24 hour race by Jack Fairman and Tom Wisdom.
Model by BIZARRE
Restored Cunningham C.5.R from the 1953 Le Mans 24 hours where it finished 2nd driven by John Fitch and Phil Walters.
Model by DINKY

Ferrari 340.MM from Le Mans 1953. It was driven by Luigi Chinetti and Tom Cole. Sadly, Cole was killed when he crashed the car on Sunday morning.
Model by TOP MODEL
Ferrari 375.MM, retired at Pescara in 1953, driven by Gigi Villoresi and Paolo Marzotto.
Model by ART MODELS
Gordini T.24.S that achieved an excellent 6th place at Le Mans in 1953 in the hands of Harry Schell and Maurice Trintignant.
Model by TOP MODEL

Gordini T.24.S disqualified from the 1953 Carrera Pan-Americana for lateness. Driver was Jean Behra.
Model by TOP MODEL

Jaguar C-type driven to 9th place by Roger Laurent and Charles de Tornaco at the 1953 Le Mans 24 hours.
Model by TOP MODEL
1953 Carrera Pan-Americana-winning Lancia D.24; driver Juan Manuel Fangio, with Gino Bronzoni.
Model by BRUMM

Ferrari 375.MM driven to victory in the Spa 24 hour race of 1953 by Nino Farina and Mike Hawthorn. They won by more than 250 kilometres!
Model by ART MODEL

Ecurie Ecosse C-type Jaguar that finished 2nd in the 1953 Spa 24 hour race, driven by James Scott-Dougles and Guy Gale.
Model by IXO - resprayed by me.
Lancia D.24 from the Nurburgring 1000 km in 1953. It was to be driven by Fangio and Bonetto but retired before the Italian got to drive.
Model by TOP MODEL

Unusual Abarth-bodied Ferrari 166.MM driven to 21st place at the 1953 Targa Florio by Giulio Musitelli.
Model by JOLLY MODEL
Alfa Romeo 6C.3000 that was driven to victory by Juan Fangio in the 1953 Supercortemaggiore Grand Prix at Monza.
Model by JOLLY MODEL
10th place finisher from the 1953 Le Mans race, this Cunningham C4-RK coupe was driven by Charles Moran and John Gordon-Bennett.
Model by BIZARRE

Very unusual Fiat Dagrada V.8 from the 1953 Le Mans race. It was driven by Count 'Johnny' Lurani and Norbert Mahe. It lasted 1 hour and did 8 laps!
Model by BIZARRE
14th place finisher at Le Mans in 1953, this Austin Healey 100 was driven by Marcel Becquart and Gordon Wilkins.
Model by SPARK
From the 1953 Mille Miglia, this Lancia B.20 Coupe was driven by Piero Taruffi with someone named Gobbetti as co-driver. They retired with engine trouble.
Model by STARLINE

1954
Aston Martin DB.3.S that retired with axle failure at Le Mans in 1954. It was driven by Carroll Shelby and Paul Frere.
Model by TOP MODEL
This is a restored 1954 Bristol 450 Coupe, driven at Le Mans by Tom Wisdom and Jack Fairman to 8th place.
Model by DINKY
This is sports-car bodied F.1 Ferrari 375 , driven to 7th place in the 1954 Buenos Aires 1000 kilometres by Maurice Trintignant and Louis Rosier.
Model by TOP MODEL

Unusual bodied Ferrari 375 MM, entered and driven at Watkins Glen in 1954 by Briggs Cunningham.
Model by Top Model
Tony Rolt and Duncan Hamilton were narrowly beaten into 2nd place in this D-type Jaguar at Le Mans in 1954.
Model by QUARTZO
Piero Taruffi's winning Lancia D.24 from the 1954 Targa Florio.
Model by BRUMM

Alberto Ascari's winning Lancia D.24 from the 1954 Mille Miglia.
Model by BRUMM
Osca MT.4 driven at Le Mans, 1954 by Lance Macklin and Pierre Leygonie. Finished but not classified.
Model by EXEM
Panhard X.88 that finished 17th in the 1954 Le Mans 24 hour race, driven by Rene Cotton and Andre Beaulieux.
Model by BIZARRE

French-driven (Robert Manzon/Louis Rosier) factory Ferrari 375 Plus from 1954 Le Mans. Retired with gearbox failure.
Model by IXO
Ferrari 375 MM raced at the 1954 Watkins Glen Grand Prix by Bill Spear. He did not finish.
Model by TOP MODEL
Class-winning D.B. HBR-Panhard from the 1954 Le Mans 24 hours. Elie Bayol and Rene Bonnet finished a magnificent 10th overall!
Model by BIZARRE

1955
Bristol 450.C, the last of the 7th, 8th, 9th team finish at Le Mans in 1955. Drivers were Jack Fairman and Tom Wisdom.
Model by BIZARRE
Clearly inspired by the D-type Jaguar, this is the 1955 Cunningham raced at Le Mans by Briggs himself and Sherwood Johnston. It survived for 19 hours before a piston failed.
Model by Bizarre

Works Ferrari 750 Monza, driven by Mike Hawthorn and Fon de Portago in the 1955 Goodwood 9 hour race, where it retired.
Model by BEST

Jacques Swaters' Ferrari 750 Monza that finished 2nd at Spa in 1955.
Model by BEST
Swiss privateer Willy-Peter Daetwyler drove this Ferrari 750 Monza in the Eifelrennen race at the Nurburgring in 1955. He retired.
Model bt BEST

Ferrari 750 Monza driven by Bob Said at Daytona in 1955. This was a beach time-trial event, run before the Daytona Speedway was constructed.
Model by BEST

Ferrari 750 Monza; an early retirement at Le Mans 1955, driven by Masten Gregory and Mike Sparken.
Model by BEST

Ferrari 750 Monza driven to 3rd place at Spa, 1955 by Roger Laurent.
Model by BEST

D-type Jaguar, driven by Phil Walters and Bill Spear at Le Mans in 1955 - retiring after only 44 laps.
Model by BRUMM

1955 Le Mans 24 hour winning D-type Jaguar; the car won the tragic race driven by Mike Hawthorn and Ivor Bueb.
Model by BRUMM.

Maserati A.6.GCS driven by the Lopez brothers, Enzo and Ferdinand, in the 1955 Mille Miglia. They finished 53rd!
Model by BEST

Mercedes-Benz 300.S that was battling for the lead at Le Mans 1955, driven by Fangio and Moss, when the team was withdrawn following the tragic accident.
Model by BRUMM

The remarkable Nardi, allegedly blown off the track by Hawthorn's Jaguar at Le Mans in 1955. Drivers were Mario Damonte and Roger Crovetto.
Model by BIZARRE

Porsche 550 that achieved 13th place at Le Mans in 1955 driven by Auguste Veuillet and Zora Arcus-Duntov - no less!
Model by BRUMM

Porsche 550.RS from the 1955 Le Mans 24 hours where it was driven to 18th place by Gustave Olivier and Josef Jeser.
Model by BRUMM

A pretty car - but a non-starter at Le Mans in 1955. This 3 litre Gordini T.24.S was crashed in practice by either Robert Manzon or Elie Bayol.
Model by TOP MODEL
This Cooper Climax T.39 was the final finisher at the tragic 1955 Le Mans 24 hours. It was driven by Edgar Wadsworth and John Brown; they finished 100 laps behind the winners.
Model by BIZARRE
Neat little Osca MT.4 as driven by Giulio Cabianca and Roberto Sgorbati at Le Mans in 1955. The Italian pair finished in a solid 11th place.
Model - kit by RENNAISANCE

The famous Mercedes Benz 300.SLR that Stirling Moss, along with Denis Jenkinson, drove to a record-breaking victory in the 1955 Mille Miglia.
Model by NOREV

1956
Cooper Climax T.39 (Bobtail) - 8th place finisher at Le Mans, 1956 driven by Ed Hugus and John Bentley.
Model by BIZARRE
This little D.B. Panhard HBR.5 finished an excellent 10th at Le Mans in 1956 driven by Gerard Laureau and Paul Armagnac.
Model by BIZARRE
Ferrari 750 Monza, driven into 4th place at the 1956 Grand Prix of Porto by Antonio Borges-Barreto.
Model by BEST

Ferrari 290.MM driven solo in the 1956 Mille Miglia by Juan Manuel Fangio. Starting at exactly 6 a.m, he finished 4th.
Model by BEST
2nd place finisher in the Nurburgring 1000 km race in 1956. This Ferrari 860 Monza was driven by Juan Fangio and Eugenio Castellotti.
Model by BEST
Ferrari 860 Monza driven by Fon de Portago at the Nurburgring in 1956. It was disqualified before co-driver Gendebien had a chance to drive it.
Model by BEST

Ferrari 860 Monza, driven to 2nd place at Sebring in 1956 by Luigi Musso and Harry Schell.
Model by BEST

Jacques Swaters and Freddy Rousselle finished 4th in this Belgian-entered D-type Jaguar at Le Mans in 1956.
Model by BRUMM
Ecurie Ecosse D-type Jaguar, driven to 6th place at Silverstone in 1956 by Ron Flockhart. (The number plate on this model is wrong!)
Model by BRUMM

Small-engined Maserati 150.S retired after just 38 laps at Le Mans in 1956 when driven by Louis Cornet and Robert Mougin.
Model by Jolly Model
Porsche 550.A R.S. Coupe driven to an excellent 5th place at Le Mans in 1956, by Richard von Frankenberg and Wolfgang von Trips.
Model by BRUMM
Talbot Maserati driven by Jean Behra and Louis Rosier at Le Mans in 1956 where they were the race's final retirement.
Model by TOP MODEL
1956 Ferrari 750 Monza, driven in the Paris 1000 k.by Munaron & Meyrat.
Model by BEST
Talbot Maserati, driven to 3rd place by Jean Behra in the Coupe du Salon race at Montlhery in 1956.
Model by TOP MODEL
Rare red D-type Jaguar as driven by Peter Blond in the 1956 Daily Herald Trophy race at Oulton Park where he finished 6th.
Model by DEL PRADO - modified & painted by me

Ferrari 500.TR from the 1956 Reims 12-hour race. It finished 5th, driven by Francois Picard and .... (Robert Manzon or Paul Maret, depending on who you believe!)
Model by ART MODEL

Porsche 365/A4 driven to 13th place - out of 14 finishers - at Le Mans in 1956. The drivers were Bourel and Slotine.
Model by SPARK

1957
Ferrari 290.MM driven to 5th place at Silverstone in 1957 by Willy Mairesse.
Model by ART MODELS

Ferrari 315.LM driven to 5th place at Le Mans 1957 by Stuart Lewis-Evans and Martino Severi.
Model by TOP MODEL

Peter Collins drove this Ferrari 500.TR to 4th place at the Cuban Grand Prix of 1957.
Model by ART MODELS
Ferrari 335.MM driven at Le Mans 1957 by Mike Hawthorn and Luigi Musso. It retired with engine failure.
Model by TOP MODEL
Ferrari 500.TRC driven at Le Mans in 1957 by Francois Picard and Richie Ginther. Retired due to water pump failure
Model by Solido
The 3rd placed D-type Jaguar from Le Mans 1957. Driven by Frenchmen Jean Lucas and the oddly named "Mary".
Model by BRUMM
Lotus Climax 11 that achieved a remarkable 9th place at Le Mans, 1957 driven by 2 Americans, Jay Chamberlain and Mackay Fraser.
Model by QUARTZO

Maserati 450.S driven to victory by Jean Behra and Stirling Moss in the Swedish Grand Prix, 1957.
Model by BANG

Maserati 450.S, driven to victory in the Sebring 12-hour race, 1957 by Juan Manuel Fangio and Jean Behra.
Model by TOP MODEL

Maserati 300.S from Le Mans 1957 where it retired with clutch failure. Drivers were Jo Bonnier and Giorgio Scarlatti.
Model by JOLLY MODEL
Belgian-entered Porsche 550.A.4, driven, but disqualified at Le Mans 1957 by Claude Dubois and Georges Hacquin.
Model by MINICHAMPS
1957 Le Mans winner. Ecurie Ecosse D-type Jaguar, driven by Ron Flockhart and Ivor Bueb.
Model by IXO

Frazer Nash Sebring from the 1957 Le Mans race. It retired with an oil leak. Drivers were Dickie Stoop and Peter Jopp.
Model by BIZARRE
Zagato-bodied Maserati 450.S Coupe from the 1957 Le Mans race, where it lasted 5 hours. Stirling Moss, who shared the drive with Harry Schell, said it was horrible.
Model by PINKO
Equipe National Belge D-type Jaguar that was driven to an excellent 4th place at Le Mans in 1957 by Paul Frere and Freddy Rousselle.
Model by BRUMM - painted by me

This Mercedes-Benz 300.SL was driven in the National race at the 1957 Cuban Grand Prix by one Modesto Bolanos.
Model by BANG
Early in his career, Graham Hill drove this Lotus 11 Climax. In 1957, he won a couple of races at Brands Hatch.
Model by CORGI - repainted by me.
Unusual French blue Aston Martin DB.3.S. It was driven into 11th place at Le Mans in 1957 by Jean Kerguen and Jean-Paul Colas.
Model by TOP MODEL


Bourel and Slotine tried again at Le Mans in 1957 with this Porsche 365.A but lasted only 4 hours.
Model by SPARK
Gregor Grant, the founder of Autosport magazine, attempted the 1957 Mille Miglia single handed in this Lotus Climax 11. He almost made it to the finish, but the fuel tank split.
Model by STARLINE

1958

Ferrari 250.TR, entered at Le Mans 1958 by N.A.R.T and driven by Ed Martin and Fernand Tavano. It retired.
Model by BANG

Equipe Nationale Belge Ferrari 250.TR driven to 6th place at Le Mans in 1958 by Jean Beurlys and Alain de Changy.
Model by BANG

Porsche 718 RSK that achieved an amazing 4th place at Le Mans in 1958 driven by Paul Frere and Edgar Barth.
Model by JOLLY MODEL

Ferrari 250.TR from Le Mans 1958 where it retired - driven by Francois Picard and Jaroslav Juhan.
Model by BANG

7th place finisher at Le Mans 1958 - this Ferrari 250.TR was driven by Ed Hugus and Ernie Erickson.
Model by IXO

Ferrari 250.TR driven to 3rd place at the 1958 Targa Florio by Wolfgang von Trips and Mike Hawthorn.
Model by BANG

Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa driven by Pedro Rodriguez at the 1958 Nassau speedweek.
Model by PROGETTO
Ferrari 500.TRC driven by Gilbert Geitner at Birdgehampton in 1958.
Model by ART MODEL
Some confusion here... I have this Ferrari 750 Monza as Carl-Otto Bremer's car from a Swedish race in 1958 - but the type number and race number appear to be incorrect.
Model by ART MODELS
Oddly-coloured, (for an Italian entry) Ferrari 500.TRC from the 1958 Targa Florio where it was driven to 7th place by Prince Gaetano Starrabba and Franco Cortese.
Model by ART MODEL
Ferrari 860 Monza, driven by Richie Ginther at Riverside in 1958 where I believe he finished 5th.
Model by BEST
Beautiful Maserati 450.S entered by American Temple Buell for Fangio in Cuba 1958. Maurice Trintignant took it over after Fangio was kidnapped but retired early.
Model by BANG

Ecurie Francorchamps Ferrari 250.TR from the 1958 Le Mans race. It was crashed, in the rain by Lucien Bianchi; his co-driver was Willy Mairesse.
Model by BANG
Ferrari 250.TDF from the 1958 Pau 3 hour G.T. race. It was driven to 5th place by Francois Picard.
Model by BANG
Edwin Martin's Ferrari 250.TR as it looked when racing in the 1958 Nassau Speed Week.
Model by PROGETTO - repainted by me.

Winning Ferrari 250.GT from the 1958 Reims 12 hour race. Drivers were Olivier Gendebien and Paul Frere. The windscreen broke during the race so the rear window was removed too.
Model by BANG
This is a Ferrari 410/375 hybrid. It's construction was financed by Tony Parravano but then it passed to Frank Arciero and was driven on occasions by Dan Gurney. Amongst other races, he won the Palm Springs Road Race in April 1958.
Model by TOP MODEL

1959

The 1959 Le Mans winning Aston Martin DBR.1, driven by Roy Salvadori and Carroll Shelby.
Model by QUARTZO

Ferrari 250.TR driven at Nassau in 1959 by Pedro Rodriguez.
Model by BRUMM
New Zealand racing colours on this Cooper Monaco that was driven at Le Mans in 1959 by Bruce McLaren and Jim Russell. It was crashed after 6 hours and retired.
Model by BIZARRE

Ecurie Los Amigos Lotus Elite from the 1959 Le Mans 24 hours. It was driven by Jean-Claude Vidilles and Jean-Francois Malle, but it caught fire and retired.
Model by IXO.
Triumph TR.3.S from the 1959 Le Mans 24 hours. It was driven by Peter Bolton and Mike Rothschild, but retired with a holed radiator.
Model by VITESSE
Borders Reivers Lotus Elite from the 1959 Le Mans race. It was driven to 10th place by Sir John Whitmore and Jim Clark.
Model by IXO

Unusual D.B. Panhard HBR.4 that lasted for 6 hours at Le Mans in 1959. It was driven by Jacques Faucher and Gerard Laffargue.
Model by IXO

1960
Pretty little D.B. Panhard HBR.4 that finished 15th at Le Mans in 1960. Its drivers were the stalwart pair of Gerard Laureau and Paul Armagnac.
Model by Solido
Classic Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa driven to victory at Le Mans 1960 by Belgians Olivier Gendebien and Paul Frere.
Model by BRUMM
French-entered Lotus Elite from Le Mans 1960. Driven by Roger Masson and Claude Laurent, it finished a very good 13th.
Model - China

Birdcage Maserati T.61 driven to victory by Stirling Moss and Dan Gurney at the Nurburgring 1000 kilometres in 1960.
Model by PROGETTO

Bill Krause drove this Maserati T.61 'Birdcage' at Riverside in 1960.
Model by PROGETTO

Maserati T.61 'Birdcage' as driven by Odoardo Govoni at the Trento-Bondone hill climb in 1960.
Model by PROGETTO

Another home-sprayed Birdcage Maserati T.61. This represents the car owned and driven in the U.S.A during 1960 by the oddly named Loyal Katskee.
Model by Progetto
Maserati T.61 Long-tail; Le Mans 1960 - first retirement after just 22 laps, driven by Giorgio Scarlatti and Gino Munaron.
Model by EXEM
Porsche 718 RS.60 that won the 1960 Sebring 12 hour race driven by Olivier Gendebien and Hans Herrmann.
Model by MINICHAMPS

Porsche RS.60 from Le Mans 1960 where it retired when driven by Jean Kerguen and Robert la Caze.
Model by MINICHAMPS
This Triumph TR.4.S was unclassified at Le Mans in 1960, though it appears to have finished. Drivers were Peter Bolton and Ninian Sanderson.
Model by SPARK
Austin Healey 3000 that lasted 9 hours in the 1960 Le Mans 24 Hours, driven by Jack Sears and Peter Riley.
Model by EDISON

This little Alfa Romeo Giulietta won its class at the 1960 Sebring 12 hours, driven by Fred van Beuren, Snr and Javier Velasquez.
Model by DETAIL CARS
Lovely Maserati Tipo 61 Birdcage that Carroll Shelby drove to 5th place in the Times Grand Prix at Riverside in 1960.
Model by MINICHAMPS
Jim Hall raced this lovely Maserati Tipo 61 'Birdcage' at the Nassau Speed Week in 1960. He finished 7th in the Nassau Trophy race.
Model by MINICHAMPS


Stirling Moss drove this Lotus Climax 19 to victory in the Karlskoga Kannonloppet race in August 1960.
Model by SPARK

1961
Ecurie Ecosse Cooper Monaco from Le Mans 1961. Drivers were Bruce Halford and Tom Dickson. The car retired due to an accident.
Model by BIZARRE
Maserati T.61 Birdcage, owned by Mike Garber and driven in American sports car races by Swiss-born Gaston 'Gus' Andrey during the early 1960s.
Model bt PROGETTO
The first race appearance of the E-type Jaguar was at Oulton Park in 1961. This version, entered by Equipe Endeavour, was driven to victory by Graham Hill.
Model by BEST

Suderia Serrenissima Maserati Tipo 63 from the 1961 Le Mans 24 hours. Driven by Ludovico Scarfiotti and Nini Vaccarella, it retired with head gasket failure after 7 hours.
Model by PINKO
Rob Walker colours on this NART Ferrari 250.GT SWB. Strong driver pairing of Stirling Moss and Graham Hill at Le Mans in 1961, but the car developed a water leak and was retired.
Model by IXO
Strange bodywork on this Ferrari 500.TRC from the 1961 Nurburgring 1000 kms. It was driven by Jo Siffert and Sepp Liebl to a 15th place finish.
Model by IXO

Mike Parkes' 2nd place Ferrari 250.GT from the 1961 Goodwood Tourist Trophy race.
Model by BANG
Class winning Lotus Elite from the 24 hours of Le Mans in 1961. The Lotus Engineering entry finished 12th overall driven by Trevor Taylor and Bill Allen.
Model by IXO
Experimental-bodied Ferrari 250 G.T. It was driven by Giancarlo Baghetti and Fernand Tavano at Le Mans in 1961 but retired with engine trouble.
Model by BANG

Stirling Moss won the Pacific Grand Prix at Laguna Seca in 1961 with this Lotus Climax 19.
Model by SPARK
MG A Coupe that survived only 2 hours at the 1961 Le Mans race. Drivers were Bob Olthoff and Ted 'Tiny' Lund.
Model by BIZARRE
Victorious Ferrari TR.61 from Le Mans 1961. One of Phil Hill and Olivier Gendebien's successes.
Model by IXO

1962
Ferrari 250GTO that came second in the Sebring 12 hour race in 1962. Entered by N.A.R.T, it was driven by Phil Hill and Olivier Gendebien.
Model by MODEL BOX
Rarely seen Maserati Tipo 64 from 1962 - when it competed in the Targa Florio driven by Carlo Abate and Colin Davis. As with most Maseratis - it retired.
Model is a poorish quality kit by JOHN DAY
Jaguar E-type driven by Roy Salvadori and Briggs Cunningham at Le Mans in 1962. They were the first non-Ferrari, in 4th place.
Model by BEST

Maserati 151 Coupe - retired with suspension failure in the 1962 Le Mans race; it was driven by Maurice Trintignant and Lucien Bianchi.
Model by EXEM.

Enus Wilson's garishly painted Maserati Birdcage T.61 shared with Ernie Grimm in the 1962 Sebring 12 hours.
Model by PROGETTO.

Abarth-bodied Porsche 695.GS driven to 7th place by Edgar Bazrth and Hans Herrmann at Le Mans in 1962.
Model by Jolly Model

Peter Sargent's own E-type Jaguar that he drove into 5th place at Le Mans in 1962 sharing with Peter Lumsden.
Model by BEST
Mike Parkes' winning Ferrari 250.GTO from the G.T. race at the Silverstone International Trophy meeting in May 1962. It was entered by Equipe Endeavour and Maranello Concessionaires
Model by BANG
Ferrari 250.GTO from the Paris 1000 kms at Montlhery in 1962. The car was driven to victory by the Rodriguez brothers, Ricardo and Pedro, who were 20 and 22 years old at the time.
Model by BANG

Briggs Cunningham entered this Maserati 151/1 Coupe at Le Mans in 1962. Driven by Bruce McLaren and Walt Hansgen it retired after 13 hours.
Model by JOLLY MODEL
The famous Ferrari 250.GTO that was known as the BREADVAN. This is in its livery from the 1962 Ollon-Villars hill-climb where it was driven by Carlo Abate.
Model by JOLLY MODEL
The winning works Ferrari Dino 246.SP from the 1962 Nurburgring 1000 km race. It was piloted by Phil Hill and Olivier Gendebien.
Model by ART MODEL

Jim Clark led the 1962 Nurburgring 1000 kms with this Lotus Climax 23 until fumes from a broken exhaust caused him to go off the road.
Model by SPARK - modified by me.
Electrical problems caused the retirement of this UDT/Laystall Ferrari 250.GTO at Le Mans in 1962 when it was driven by Innes Ireland and Masten Gregory.
Model by BANG
Second placed Ferrari 250.GTO from Le Mans 1962. It was driven by Pierre Noblet and Jean Guichet and won the G.T. class too.
Model by BANG

A rare entry at Le Mans in 1962 was this T.V.R Grantura, driven by Peter Bolton and Ninian Sanderson. Sadly it completed only 3 laps and was the first retirement.
Model by SPARK
Lotus Ford 19B with which Dan Gurney won the 1962 Daytona 3 hour race.
Model by SPARK

U.D.T Lotus-Climax 23 from the 1962 Le Mans race. It should have been driven by Les Leston and Tony Shelly but did not start as it failed scrutineering.
Model by SPARK


This Lotus Climax 19 was entered by Team Rosebud and driven by Innes Ireland at Nassau in 1962. He won the Nassau Trophy in this car..
Model by SPARK

Lovely Ferrari 250.GTO that was driven to 3rd place at Le Mans in 1962. This Belgian entry was driven by 'Elde' and 'Beurlys'.
Model by BEST

Little Abarth Simca Bialbero 1300 that ran at Le Mans in 1962. It was driven by de Langeneste and Rolland but retired after 7 hours.
Model by SPARK

1963
3rd place works Ferrari 250.P from the 1963 Le Mans race. It was driven by Mike Parkes and Umberto Maglioli.
Model by IXO
Shelby Cobra from 1963 Le Mans race. Driven by Ed Hugus and Peter Jopp, it was disqualified for replenishing oil too early.
Model by BEST

1963 Maserati 151/3 Coupe, retired at Le Mans driven by Andre Simon and Lucky Casner.
Model by PRC

The famous Rover B.R.M gas turbine car that was driven at Le Mans in 1963 by Graham Hill and Richie Ginther. It completed the 24 hours but was not an official runner.
Model - kit by Graphyland
David Piper's Ferrari 250.GTO, shared with Ed Cantrell at the 1963 Nurburgring 1000 km race. The pair finished 6th.
Model by BANG
Bruce McLaren's Aston Martin DP.214 from the Goodwood T.T. in 1963. Bruce qualified 4th but retired.
Model by JOLLY MODEL

Dan Gurney and Phil Hill shared this Shelby Cobra at the 1963 Sebring 12 hour race, and finished 29th with it!
Model by MODEL BOX
This is the Alpine Renault M.63 that tragically was crashed fatally at Le Mans in 1963 by Brazilian driver 'Bino' Heins. He was sharing the car with Jose Rosinski.
Model by TOP MODEL
Lotus Elite driven to class victory in the 1963 Tourist Trophy race at Goodwood by Mike Beckwith.
Model by IXO - repainted by me.

This unusual, Drogo-bodied Ferrari 250.GT was driven to 4th place in the Spa 500 kms in 1963 by Langlois van Ophem.
Model by TOP MODEL
This lightweight E-type Jaguar was driven by the two Peters, Lindner and Nöcker at the Nurburgring 1000 kms in 1963. As high as eighth in practice, they failed to complete the 44 laps.
Model by BEST
Alfa Romeo Giulietta SZ that was driven at Le Mans in 1963 by Giancarlo Sala and Romolo Rossi. They completed 165 laps before the rear axle failed.
Model by METRO

In the Pacific Grand Prix at Laguna Seca in 1963, Graham Hill drove this Ian Walker-entered Lotus Climax 23. Against much larger opposition, he finished 12th.
Model by SPARK
A.C. Cobra Daytona that finished 7th at the 1963 Le Mans 24 hours, in the hands of Peter Bolton and Ninian Sanderson.
Model by BANG
An all-Italian victory at Le Mans in 1963, this works Ferrari 250.P was driven by Lorenzo Bandini and Ludovico Scarfiotti.
Model by IXO

1964

Shelby Cobra, driven to 8th place in the 1964 Targa Florio by Dan Gurney and Jerry Grant.
Model by BANG

Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ from the 1964 Le Mans 24 hours. It was driven to 15th place by Giancarlo Sala and Giampiero Biscaldi.
Model made in China
Unusual Iso Rivolta from the 1964 Sebring 12 hour race. It was shared by Ed Hugus, owner Bill McLaughlin and purple Birdcage man Enus Wilson (see 1962 above)
Model by SPARK

Scuderia Filipinetti Porsche 904 from the 1964 Le Mans race. It was driven to 11th by Herbert Muller and Claude Sage.
Model by CARARAMA - re-decalled by me.
Dan Gurney and Bob Bondurant drove this Daytona Cobra to 4th place at Le Mans in 1964.
Model by KYOSHO - repainted by me.
This Porsche 904 was driven to 8th place at Le Mans in 1964 by Ben Pon and Henk van Zalinge.
Model by CARARAMA

This Chevrolet Corvette Gran Sport was driven by Delmo Johnson and Dave Morgan at the 1964 Sebring 12 hour race. They finished 33rd!
Model by EAGLE COLLECTIBLES
The first racing appearance of the Ford GT.40 was at the Nurburgring 1000kms in 1964. Driven by Bruce McLaren and Phil Hill the car was 2nd in practice but retired with suspension failure.
Model by BIZARRE
Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ from the 2 litre race at the 1964 Coppa Inter-Europa at Monza. Antonio Nicodemi drove it to 7th place.
Model by del PRADO

Michele Paratore and Silvestre Semilia drove a Maserati with this number in the 1964 Targa Florio but retired.. However, race results list it as a Tipo 60, when in fact it is a 200S.
Model by JOLLY MODEL
Porsche 904 owned and run by Dickie Stoop. This is its livery from the 1964 Schauinsland Hill Climb.
Model by CARARAMA - re-painted by me.

1965
Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ driven to 17th place in the 1000 km race at Monza in 1965 by Carlo Facetti and Salvatore Panepinto.
Model by BEST
David Piper / Tony Maggs' Ferrari 250.LM. It finished 16th in the 1965 Nurburgring 1000 kms.
Model by BEST
David Piper's Ferrari 365.P2 that he drove to 7th in the 1965 Guards Trophy race at Brands Hatch.
Model by BEST

Beautiful Ferrari 250.LM driven to 11th place at Sebring in 1965 by Walt Hansgen and Mark Donohue.
Model by BEST
Scuderia Filipinetti entered Cobra Daytona coupe driven at Le Mans in 1965 by Peters Harper and Sutcliffe. They retired with a blown head gasket.
Model by KYOSHO
This Ferrari 250.LM was driven to 8th place in the FIA Bridgehampton 500 km race in September 1965 by Richard Holquist.
Model by BEST

Colin Davis and Gerhard Mitter lasted just 4 hours at Le Mans in 1965 with this works Porsche 904. The clutch failed.
Model by CARARAMA
Lola Chevrolet T.70 that was driven to 3rd place by Jackie Stewart in the Guards Trophy race at Brands Hatch in 1965.
Model by BEST
This works entered Porsche 904 achieved a remarkable 5th place at Le Mans in 1965 driven by Gerd Koch and Anton Fischhaber.
Model by CARARAMA - repainted by me.

Lola T.70 Chevrolet of Hugh Dibley from the Players 200 at Mosport Park in 1965. After finishing 3rd in the first heat, he crashed out in heat 2.
Model BEST
Sid Taylor Racing's Lola T.70 Chevrolet as driven to victory at Oulton Park in 1965 by Denny Hulme.
Model by BEST
North American Racing Team's Ferrari 365.P2 that was driven to 7th place at Le Mans in 1965 by Pedro Rodriguez and Nino Vaccarella.
Model by MODEL BOX

A commendable 14th place finish at the 1965 Sebring 12 hours was achieved by George Wintersteen, Peter Goetz and Milton Diehl in this Cevrolet Corvette Gran Sport.
Model by EAGLE COLLECTIBLES
Second place 250.LM Ferrari from Le Mans 1965; Belgian-entered and driven by Dumay and Gosselin.
Model by BEST
Jochen Rindt and Masten Gregory decided to drive this Ferrari 250LM flat out until it fell apart at Le Mans in 1965. It didn't - and they won!
Model by ALTAYA

Two Peters - Ettmueller and Harper drove this 250.LM Ferrari at the 1965 Nurburgring 1000 kms. They finished 22nd.
Model by BEST
Lovely littler Austin Healey Sebring Sprite that completed 256 laps at Le Mans in 1965, before the gearbox failed. Drivers were Rauno Aaltonen and Clive Baker.
Model by EXEM
Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ driven to 25th place in the 1965 Targa Florio by Giorgio Benini and G. Frola.
Model by BEST

Chaparral 2C driven to victory at the 1965 NorthWest Grand Prix at Pacific Raceway, by its maker Jim Hall.
Model - kit by M.A. Models

1966

The Mario Andretti/Lucien Bianchi Ford GT.40 from Le Mans in 1966. The car lasted for 8 hours before the head gasket failed.
Model by BANG
The 3rd place Ford GT.40 from Le Mans in 1966. Drivers Ronnie Bucknum and Dick Hutcherson finished 12 laps behing the first two GT.40s.
Model by OXA
Ford France entered this GT.40 at Le Mans in 1966 with Guy Ligier and Bob Grossman as drivers. They retired after 16 hours.
Model by MODEL BOX

Ford GT.40 from the 1966 Le Mans 24 hours where it was driven by Sir John Whitmore and Frank Gardner. The clutch failed after 6 hours.
Model by OXA
This is the Paul Hawkins/Mark Donohue Ford GT.40 from the '66 Le Mans race. Another retirement from the Ford squad - differential failure after just 5 hours.
Model by OXA
Graham Hill and Brian Muir drove this Ford GT.40 at Le Mans in 1966. The car lasted 9 hours before the front suspension broke.
Model by BANG

The winning Ford GT.40 from the 1966 Le Mans 24 hours. Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon were the drivers.
Model by ALTAYA
Ken Miles and Denis Hulme finished a very close second at Le Mans in 1966 with this Ford GT.40.
Model by BANG
The Dan Gurney - Gerry Grant Ford GT.40 from Le Mans in 1966. They led the race but retired with 4 hours to go.
Model by ALTAYA

Lola Ford T.70 (Bardahl Special) that was driven to victory in the second round of the 1966 Can-Am championship at Bridgehampton by Dan Gurney.
Model by G.M.P
Ferrari 330 P2 from Suderia Filipinetti, driven by Willy Mairesse and Herbert Müller at Le Mans in 1966. The car retired with gearbox trouble after 12 hours.
Model by BANG
Unusual-bodied Ferrari 330 P2. This car was known as the White Elephant and was driven at Le Mans in 1966 by Masten Gregory and Bob Bondurant. Its transmission failed after 9 hours.
Model by TOP MODEL

Possibly Willy Mairesse's greatest victory was with Herbert Müller in the 1966 Targa Florio driving this Porsche 906.
Model by MMP
First European win for a Chaparral Chevrolet was by Jo Bonnier and Phil Hill in this 2.D at the Nurburgring 1000 kms of 1966.
Model by DEL PRADO
Unusual version of the Ford G.T. - this was known as an X1 Roadster. Ken Miles and Lloyd Ruby won the 1966 Sebring 12 hour race with it.
Model by BANG

Works Ferrari 330.P3 that was driven to victory at Spa in 1966 by Mike Parkes and Ludovico Scarfiotti..
Model by BANG
Henri Pescarolo and Jean-Pierre Jaussaud drove this Matra B.R.M M.620 at Le Mans in 1966. The oil pump failed after 8 hours.
Model by BIZARRE
Porsche 906 that was driven to 7th place at Le Mans in 1966 by Gunther Klass and Rolf Stommelen.
Model by HIGH SPEED

Essex Wire Corporation Ford GT.40 from Le Mans 1966 where it was driven by Peter Revson and Skip Scott. The car lasted 15 hours before the engine failed.
Model by MODEL BOX
Ford G.T.40 from the 1966 Le Mans race where it was entered by F.R. English and driven by Jochen Rindt and Innes Ireland. It retired with engine trouble.
Model by del PRADO - repainted by me.
John Surtees and Mike Parkes won the 1966 Monza 1000 km race in this beautiful Ferrari 330.P3.
Model by BANG
Scuderia Filipinetti Ford G.T.40 from the 1966 Le Mans race. It was driven by Dieter Spoerry and Peter Sutcliffe but retired after 17 hours due to an accident.
Model by del PRADO - painted by me.
One of the 1966 Le Mans Matra B.R.M 620s. This one was driven by Jean-Pierre Beltoise and Johnny Servoz-Gavin. The gearbox failed after 13 hours.
Model by BIZARRE
Rare Bizzarini Chevrolet A.3.C that was hauled around Le Mans in 1966 by Sam Posey and Massimo Natili. They were stupidly disqualified for crossing the pit safety line!
Model by SPARK

Ecurie Francorchamps Ferrari 365 P2/P3 that was deriven at Le Mans in 1966 by Beurlys and Dumay. Engine failed after 14 hours.
Model by BEST - red added and re-numbered by me.
Ferrari 275.GTB that managed just 2 laps at the 1966 Targa Florio in the hands of Luciano Conti.
Model by BEST
Behind the Fords that came home 1-2-3 at Le Mans in 1966, were three of these Porsche 906 Carrera 6 Langhecks. This one, the 4th place car, was driven by Jo Siffert and Colin Davis.
Model by EBBRO

Embarrassingly, the only truly British finisher at the 1966 Le Mans - this Mini Marcos, driven by Claude Ballot-Lena and Jean-Louis Marnat finished 15th and last.
Model by SPARK

This Bizzarini P.538 Spider-Chevrolet actually spun at the start of the 1966 Le Mans race. Driven by Edgar Berney and Andre Wicky it retired in the 9th hour.
Model by SPARK

Matra M.620-B.R.M from the 1966 Le Mans 24 hours. It was driven by Jo Schlesser and Alan Rees but crashed just after midnight.
Model by BIZARRE


Part of the excellent 4-5-6 finish, this is the 5th placed Porsche 906/6 Carrera Langheck from Le Mans in 1966. It was driven by Siffert and Davis.
Model by EBBRO
NART Ferrari 330.P Spyder that was driven at Le Mans in 1966 by Richie Ginther and Pedro Rodriguez. The car was retired with gearbox failure.
Model by BRUMM
The Phil Hill - Jo Bonnier Chaparral Chevrolet 2.D from Le Mans in 1966. Sadly, this pretty car retired just before midnight with generator failure.
Model by IXO

Alpine Renault A.210 from the 1966 Le Mans race. It was driven to11th place by Jacques Cheinisse and Roger de Langeneste.
Model by STARLINE
Second of the Essex Wire Corporation-entered Ford GT.40s from the 1966 Le Mans race. Jacky Ickx and Jochen Neerpasch drove it but retired in the early hours with engine problems.
Model by BANG
Pretty little Ferrari Dino 206 entered by Maranello Concessionaires at Le Mans in 1966. Driven by Mike Salmon and David Hobbs the car lasted barely an hour.
Model by ART MODEL

Belgian-entered Ferrari 275 GTB from the 1966 Le Mans race. Driven by Pierre Noblet and Claude Dubois, it finished 10th.
Model by BEST
Austin Healey Sprite that was driven at Le Mans in 1966 by John Rhodes and Clive Baker. The car retired just after half distance.
Model by EXEM
Ferrari 250 LM of 'Taf' Gosselin and Eric de Keyn from the 1966 Le Mans 24 hours. This Equipe Nation Belge entry retired with engine failure at 8.30 Sunday morning.
Model by BEST

Old cars from modern Historic Festivals

Ferrari 250.TR driven in a Festival at Mugello in 1995 by 1961 World Champion Phil Hill.
Model by BANG

Japanese-owned Ferrari 250.TR, driven in the 1995 Mille Miglia Retrospective by Matsuda and Oyaizu.
Model by BANG

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