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Minichamps 1:18 Lancia Stratos Diecast Model Car Review

Originally published: May 2019

 

1:18 Lancia Stratos

 

Minichamps had no less than four samples of its forthcoming 1:18 Lancia Stratos rally car on display at Nuremberg earlier this year. At just £124.99 each, we think they represent really good value for money.

The four variants that were on display at the show were all winners of major World Rally Championship events. The #14 and #10 Alitalia-liveried Stratoses were both taken to Monte Carlo success by Sandro Munari, in 1975 and 1976 respectively.

The blue #4 Lancia was another Monte winner; this one from 1979. On this occasion the car was prepared by the privateer Chardonnet team, and driven by Bernard Darniche.

 

Minichamps 1:18 Lancia Stratos Diecast Model Car Review

 

Finally from the four cars that were present on Minichamps’ Nuremberg stand, there is the red #6 machine that Darniche took to victory in Corsica in 1975.

The two cars that we have yet to see samples of are both Pirelli-liveried machines. Markku Alen drove the #4 car to top spot in the 1978 San Remo Rally, while Walter Rohrl took the #1 machine to glory in the Dynavit Saarland Rally in the same year. But we don’t expect these to be too far behind the other four.

 

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