By Hans-Georg Schmitt
All text by the Author. Photographs, unless otherwise stated, have been provided by the Manufacturer.
M4 Modelcar group make their cars in Italy to 1:43 scale. Most are made in diecast metal but a few are made in resin. Here is a look at the models that they expected to release in May 2018. They have three model lines: Art, Best and Rio.
ART387 Ferrari 500 TR – 8th in Grand Prix of Cuba 1957 – Masten Gregory #42
ART388 Ferrari 250 P – 2nd in 12 hours of Sebring 1963 – Mairesse/Vaccarella/Bandini #31
BEST9706 Ferrari 308 GTS 1979 – Magnum TV Series – first series
BEST 9707 Ferrari 308 GTB Group 4 – Tour de Corse Historique 2011 – Adhina/Ruppert #151
BEST9708 Porsche 550 RS – 10th in Le Mans 1958 – Kerguen/”Franc” #34
RIO4567 Alfa 24 HP Torpedo 1910 – First prototype Alfa Project by Guiseppe Merosi
RIO4568 KdF-Wagen (Volkswagen Beetle) – This replicates the the first KdF-Wagen from 1942. It was handed over to agents of the SS. This time Rio has made a Volkswagen model with authentic. features. It is painted in the right paint, the right bumpers are fitted, and only the chrome plated rings around the authentic covered headlights are wrong as they should also be in matt black.
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