News from the Continent October/November 2017 – M4 Model Group

By Hans Georg Schmitt

Photographs provided by M4 Model Group

The models shown below were scheduled to be released in October/November 2017. Unless otherwise stated these are all diecast in Italy to 1:43 scale.

ART Models

 

ART375  Ferrari 118 LM – Winner of Giro di Sicilia 1955 – P.Taruffi #438

 

ART376  Ferrari 268 Dino SP – Le Mans Test 1962 – Rodriguez / Bandini /Parkes / Gendebien Mairesse  #16

 

ART377  Ferrari 246 Dino SP – Winner of Guards Trophy Brands Hatch 1962  –   M.Parkes #6

 

ART378  Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta – Grand Prix of Portugal 1952 – C. Biondetti  #28 – first in his class

 

ART379  Ferrari 500 TR – Nassau Trophy Race 1956 – Second Masten Gregory #2

 

ART008/2  Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta – Winner of Mille Miglia 1949 –  Biondetti/Salami #624

 

BEST Models

 

BEST9678  Ferrari 208 GTB Turbo 1980 – red

 

BEST9679  Ferrari 308 GTB  LM – Benelux Zolder 1976 – M. Dantinne #81

 

BEST9680  Jaguar E-Type Heritage Lightweight Aluminium body 1963

 

BEST9681  Porsche 908/03 1000 km Nurburgring 1970 – Siffert/Redman #20

 

BEST9682  Ferrari 208 GTB Turbo 1980 grey metallic

 

BEST9683  Ferrari 250 LM – Targa Florio 1965 – Nicodemi/Lessona #136

 

BEST9684  Porsche 908/03 1000 km Nurburgring 1970 –                 Rodriguez/Kinnunen #21

 

BEST9685  Lancia Fulvia Coupe 1.3 HF – Rally Monte Carlo 1967 –Miracolo/Morazzoni #153

 

BEST9686 Porsche 908/02 – 1000 km Buenos Aires 1970 – 2nd Soler-Roig/Rindt #12

 

BEST9687  Ferrari 308 GTB Group 4 – Legend Boucles of Spa 2013 – Jennen/Smeets #224

 

BEST9688  Ferrari 250 LM – Ralph Lauren Collections

 

BEST9689  Porsche 356 B Abarth – Daytona 3 hours 1963 – Winner in class   GT 1.6 C.Cassel #16

RIO

 

RIO4549  Fiat 238 Tetto Alto Service Pirelli Lancia

 

RIO4550  Citroen DS 19 Saloon “Lyon Fire Brigade, France 1956”

 

RIO4551  Fiat 1500 German Wehrmacht 1941 “Africa Korps”

 

RIO4552  Mercedes-Benz SSK – Winner of Irish Grand Prix 1930 –  Rudolf Caracciola #3

 

RIO4553  Citroen DS 19 Cabriolet 4 doors – black

 

RIO4554  KdF-Wagen (later Volkswagen Beetle) Ambulance

 

RIO4555  Fiat 238 Tetto Alto “Ferrari Works Ambulance”

 

RIO4556  Volkswagen Beetle “Police of Wiesbaden, Germany, –         Speed Control 1957

This is a very strange looking model and is full of inconsistencies which will not please VW fans. It is a Beetle with an oval rear window from 1953, but without triangular air vents in the front doors, and it is fitted with bumpers of a 1948 car.


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