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1:18 #63 1989 SAUBER C9. LE MANS

 

An early contender for the most exciting model of 2018 is Norev’s 1:18 replica of the 1989 Le Mans winning Sauber Mercedes C9. It was driven by Jochen Mass, Manuel Reuter and Stanley Dickens.

 

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After suffering the ignominy of having to withdraw from the previous year’s race, due to continued Michelin tyre failures, Sauber left no-one in any doubt as to the destiny of the 1989 trophy. The #63 car romped home a full five laps ahead of its team-mate, which in turn was another two tours up on the first non-Sauber.

Although this car was replicated many years ago in 1:18, not many were prepared to remortgage their houses to part with the hundreds of pounds then being asked for Exoto’s all singing, all dancing example.

 

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By contrast, the retail price of Norev’s version is a mere £79.99, which today represents a level of value for money bordering on the unimaginable! Who are we to complain though; bring it on Norev, more of the same please!

 

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