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1931 Bugatti T.50 (1/24) (fs) Bentley 4.5L Blower Race Car (1/24) (fs)
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1931 Bugatti T.50 (1/24) (fs) Factory Sealed Mint

The Type 50 was the first road-going Bugatti to be powered by the DOHC engine, with the honor of the very first ever going to the 1930 Type 51 Grand Prix racer. The engine was based on the Type 46 unit, but slightly decreased in size with a different bore and stroke. The design of the cylinder-head was directly inspired by the Miller engines Ettore Bugatti had acquired to study at the end of the 1920s. With 225 hp available, the Type 50 engine was the most powerful production engine Ettore ever designed.

Although the Type 50 was intended solely for road use, Jean Bugatti convinced his father to prepare three examples for the 1931 24 Hours of Le Mans race. For the first time Bugatti had a car with a large enough engine to take on the Bentleys or 'British lorries' as Ettore referred to them. Painted in all-black to show Bugatti's discontent with the French government's refusal to sponsor the racing effort, the Type 50 racers were all withdrawn after a tire-failure on one of the team cars. One of those 24 Hour racers returned to Le Mans three more times, and even led the race for a while in the 1935 running.

The road-going Type 50s were delivered as a running chassis ready to be bodied by the coach builder of the customer's choice. Taking in account the high price of the chassis, it came as no surprise that only the finest of coach builders were commissioned to body the Type 50s. Most chassis' received coupe bodies. One of the most famous versions was the Jean Bugatti designed Profilee body style, which became inspiration for the later Ventoux body type found on the Type 57 chassis.

Production of the Type 50 lasted just three years in which 65 examples were constructed, including the three Le Mans racers. It was outsold by the Types 46 and 57 many times, which might explain why the Type 50 is one of the lesser known and written about Bugatti models. The chassis' pedigree alone should give it a more prominent position in the marque's history. Combining that with the lavish and beautiful bodies fitted, the Type 50 could be considered the finest car ever produced by Bugatti.

Founded in Paris, France in 1957, Heller kits are widely regarded as some of the best fitting and most authentic kits every produced.  Being a French company, Heller is well-known for their European car and truck models.  Unfortunately, Heller went into bankruptcy in 2005 and Heller kits are no longer being manufactured. As a result, vintage complete Heller kits are in high demand from builders and collectors alike.
Bentley 4.5L Blower Race Car (1/24) (fs)

The first BENTLEY competed in the first 24 Heures du Mans in 1923. It was a 3-litre and it finished fifth, piloted by J.F. DUFF and F.C. CLEMENT. The years 1927 to 1930 were to see the supremacy of the BENTLEY at 24 Heures du Mans, with 3, 4.5 and 6.5 Litre cars, all of them without compressors. The HELLER model proposed is a 4.5 Litres car with a compressor, the one which the pilot Sir Henry BIRKIN had built against the advice of W.O. BENTLEY for the 24 Heures du Mans in 1930. Two models of this legendary car are still in existence at present, one of them in England and the other in the United States.
Delahaye 135 (1/24) (fs)
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1961 Jaguar Type E 3L8 FHC (1/24) (fs)
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Delahaye 135 (1/24) (fs) Upon its release in 1961 at the Geneva Motor Show, the Jaguar E-Type was the world's fastest production car at 250 km/hr or 155 mph. The car was powered by a six cylinder engine and was first available as a 2-seat Sedan or Convertible. The "Series One" was characterized by glass-covered headlights, half bumpers and an aircraft-style dashboard. This wonderful Heller kit was brand new in 1978 and debuted to rave reviews. This is the 2015 reissue and is already getting hard to find. We have very limited supply.

Heller is well know by seasoned exotic car modelers. Based in France, Heller kits are known for their authenticity and quality. This kit features a detailed engine and chassis, as well as a perfectly appointed interior. The front bonnet opens to reveal the engine compartment with the wonderful 6 cylinder. The kit includes a detailed illustrated instruction booklet and decals. Parts are molded in color and clear with chrome plated parts and realistic black vinyl tires. The kit has about 85 pieces.
1961 Jaguar Type E Cabriolet (1/24) (fs) Citroen Fourgon Type H Panel Van (1/24) (fs)
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Upon its release in 1961 at the Geneva Motor Show, the Jaguar E-Type was the world's fastest production car at 250 km/hr or 155 mph. The car was powered by a six cylinder engine and was first available as a 2-seat Sedan or Convertible. The "Series One" was characterized by glass-covered headlights, half bumpers and an aircraft-style dashboard. This wonderful Heller kit was brand new in 1978 and debuted to rave reviews. This is the 2015 reissue and is already getting hard to find. We have very limited supply.

Heller is well know by seasoned exotic car modelers. Based in France, Heller kits are known for their authenticity and quality. This kit features a detailed engine and chassis, as well as a perfectly appointed interior. The front bonnet opens to reveal the engine compartment with the wonderful 6 cylinder. The kit includes a detailed illustrated instruction booklet and decals. Parts are molded in color and clear with chrome plated parts and realistic black vinyl tires. The kit has about 85 pieces.
Citroen Fourgon Type H Panel Van (1/24) (fs)

This is a motor truck for loading of goods 1200 kg in a volume of 7.3 m3. It was designed by Pierre Franchiset to whom it is named, the "H" for it is the eighth such project developed by CitroŽn, the H is the eighth letter of the alphabet. Its design is basic and it takes many other vehicles of the brand elements: engine and gearbox of the Traction, driving, meter, wiper 2CV. He was introduced to the public in 1947 and received different engine (1600 cm3, 1900cm3, 16cv, 11HP) during his long career (34 years), in which more than 473,000 copies were produced. Depending on the load and its body, trade name changing, H (1200 kg payload) HZ (850 kg - 1000 kg), HY (1500 kg and 1600 kg, 1966), HP (plateau), HX (Refrigerated shelf) or HW (bodybuilder tray). The last copy left the assembly line in December 1981 (S.No. 473289).
Massey Ferguson TE-20 "Petit Gris" Tractor (1/24) (fs) Citroen DS19 4-Door Car (1/16) (fs)
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"The Garden Snail"

Born from the pre-war gentleman's agreement between Harry Ferguson and Henry Ford that would lead to America's iconic Ford 8N tractor, the equally iconic and very similar Ferguson TE20 would help rebuild war-torn Europe in the 40's and 50's and many were exported to the US, Canada, and all over the British Commonwealth. In France it was affectionately known as "Petit Gris" (Garden Snail). To be more precise, "
The French description 'Petit Gris' purely means 'Little Grey', not 'garden snail', as in Britain they were known as the 'Little Grey Fergie'. It also, strictly speaking, isn't a 'Massey Ferguson', Massey didn't join forces with Ferguson until early 1950's" We thank our friend in the UK, Mat Irvine, for the clarifications.

Citroen DS19 4-Door Car (1/16) (fs)

Management at CitroŽn believed that the standard of living of the French and of Europeans was on the rise. The 2 C.V. had just been successfully launched on the market and a successor had to be found for the 15 and 11 C.V. The VGD project (Large Series Car), the first designs of which dated back to 1945, began to take shape. Andrť LEFEBVRE who is appointed manager of the project decides the car should be innovative throughout. The body was the art of Flaminio Bertoni and the suspension that of Paul MagŤs. As for the engine, Paul Bercot updated the design of the old 1911 cc D engine. At the end of 1954, the project is completed. In October 1955, the car made its debut at the 42nd Paris Motor Show. Most surprising about the car were its lines. The design was totally new. France was divided into two groups: those who liked it and those who didn't. But the bodywork was not the only novel feature. Hydropneumatic suspension brought unrivaled confort with four wheel independent suspension. Plastic became an important element in the body work, the roof panel and rear window as well as the light alloys for the bonnet making use of plastic. There were also other new features: a single spoke steering wheel, tapered turn signals and doors without window frames.
1961 Citroen DS19 Cabriolet (1/16) (fs)
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