Tecnomodel’s latest new 1:18 announcement is of a pre-war subject. It is the 1932 Alfa Romeo P3 Tipo B, and there will be versions available for two of the greatest pre-war racing drivers; Rudolf Caracciola and Tazio Nuvolari.
The Alfa Romeo P3 Tipo B was widely acknowledged to be the first ever genuine single-seater grand prix racing car. It was designed by Vittorio Jano, and based on the successful P2 that had preceded it.
The P3 was powered by a supercharged eight-cylinder engine, and was very light for the period, despite its cast iron engine block. The car was introduced in June 1932, and was a winner from the moment it took to the track. Caracciola and Nuvolari took numerous success with it over the course of the year. In 1933 Alfa Romeo suffered with financial difficulties, and after missing the first half of the season it handed its P3s over to a certain Enzo Ferrari.
Tecnomodel will be producing four versions of the P3 in 1:18 scale; two each for Caracciola and Nuvolari. The German’s P3s will be his winning examples from the German (#2) and Monza (#6) Grands Prix. The Italian’s machines will be his French GP winner (#12), and the #24 example that he took to a third place finish in the Monza Grand Prix.
We imagine that the Italian market will easily consume the bulk of these replicas, so if you don’t want to miss out on any of them then your best bet would be to place your pre-order now.
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