Atlas Jaguar Collection: Monte Carlo 1965 E Type

By Maz Woolley

The latest model in this collection has now shipped and it is another sporting vehicle. In this case an E Type rally car. The car modelled was a private entry driven by Roy Pinder and Charles Pollard.  It failed to finish the race but came to fame because it was filmed by  British Pathe during the race. The race video can be seen at http://www.britishpathe.com/video/monty-carlo-rally-1965.  

The model appears to be a good replica of the rally car with nicely modelled steel wheels as well as the extra lights at the front end and the roof rack holding a spare wheel. It looks very similar to a model already produced by Arena Models as a 1:43 scale kit but that shows the car with two spare wheels rather than one on the roof rack. Looking at the Pathe film it clearly shows the car with only one spare so the Atlas is correctly modelled for that point in the rally. The paint is a nice grey-silver metallic which seems to be accurate and does not suffer from over large reflective flakes.

I am sure that the basic casting is one that has been used before in this, and many other partwork series, but this is a nice variation.


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