We couldn’t be more pleased with Tecnomodel’s choice of subject for its latest 1:18 announcement, as it is Lotus’s second ever Formula One car, the 16, from 1959. Obviously, it has never been replicated in this scale before.
Tecnomodel will be producing four different variants in total. Both Lotus 16s from the 1959 Dutch Grand Prix will be replicated, with Innes Ireland finishing fourth in the #12 car (this was also only Lotus’s second ever points finish), and Graham Hill coming home seventh in the #14. Hill’s #28 Lotus 16 from the British Grand Prix at Aintree will also be recreated by Tecnomodel, the future world champion placing ninth on that occasion. Finally, there will be the #44 example that Bruce Halford campaigned in the Monaco Grand Prix, albeit not for very long, as he was eliminated in a multi-car accident on lap two.
As always with Tecnomodel, the limited edition numbers on these are almost ridiculously small, at between just 90 and 100 pieces each. We think there is a very high chance that they will be sold out to pre-orders before they are even released, so place your pre-order for what you want now to avoid missing out.
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