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Tecnomodel 1:43 1963-1964 Aston Martin DP214 diecast model car review

Published on: 02 January 2024

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Tecnomodel recently announced a quintet of 1:43 replicas of the Aston Martin DP214. The car was based on the DB4 GT, although it featured a completely redesigned body, incorporating elements from the DP212, like the Kamm tail rear end. Just the two examples were produced, in 1963, with the car earning a reputation for being fast but fragile.


The DP214’s finest hour came in the 1963 Coppa Inter-Europa race at Monza, when Roy Salvadori took the car’s only significant victory. The British driver defeated the Ferrari 250 GTO of Mike Parkes to take the win.


Along with this #46 machine, Tecnomodel will also be producing two other DP214s from the 1963 season. The first of these is the #7 example that William Kimberly and Jo Schlesser campaigned at Le Mans, the car failing to reach the finish after suffering a piston failure.


There is then the #1 vehicle that Bruce McLaren drove in the Goodwood Trophy, also posting a retirement, this time because of a problem with the oil pressure.


Tecnomodel is also replicating a pair of DP214s from 1964. The #18 version was driven by Mike Salmon and Peter Sutcliffe at Le Mans that year, but they were excluded for an unauthorised oil replenishment. The #26 machine was pedalled by Salvadori and Salmon in the Daytona 2000 km; you’ve guessed it, they retired! This time an engine failure was to blame.


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