By Hans-Georg Schmitt
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M2 Models are the group responsible for Art, Best and Rio models. These are all made to 1:43 scale in Italy. The models shown in this article were due for release in December 2018.
ART396 Ferrari 860 Monza
This car was second at the 1000 km at the Nurburgring in 1956 driven by Fangio and Castelotti Chassis #0602
ART397 Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta
This car was raced at the Mille Miglia in 1949 driven by Taruffi and Nicolini
BEST9025/2 Ferrari 250 LM
This Ferrari came in 6th in the Le Mans 24 hour race in 1965 driven by A.Noller and D.Spoerry
BEST9257/2 Porsche 908/02 Flounder
This car was run in the Le Mans 24 hour race in 1972 where it did not finish after its involvement in an accident. It was driven by Stuppacher and Roser.
BEST9732 Porsche 550 RS
This car took part in the Governator´s Trophy in 1958 driven by F.Campell
BEST9733 Ferrari 330 GTS 1967
This is a model of a Ferrari that would cost several million at auction. Here it is painted in an unusual Hazelnut metallic colour.
RIO4583 Lamborghini Miura P400 1966
Styled by Bertone this model is the classic Muira coloured in the bright orange popular in the late sixties, here called Miura orange.
RIO4584 Lamborghini Miura P400S 1968
Again styled by Bertone this later Miura in lime green has the modified chrome headlight surrounds fitted from 1968 on and the chrome window surrounds introduced that year as well. The model marks the 50th anniversary of this car often called the Muira S to distinguish it from its predecessor.