Porsche 911 - 1966 24 Hours of Daytona - 1:43 Scale Model Car
- 1:43 Scale (approximately four inches in length)
- Resin body, features no opening parts
- Comes with acrylic dust cover and display base
For the 1966 24 Hours of Daytona, Porsche's factory racing efforts were focused on their new Carrera 6 in the 2-liter prototype class, supported by a phalanx of works- and privateer-entered 904GTS sports racers. The company's new flagship road car, the 911, was not yet under consideration for factory-backed competition. For Atlanta VW dealer Jack Ryan, however, the winning potential of the 911 was obvious...so obvious that he bought the second 911 delivered to the United States from Brumos Porsche and outfitted it for racing, entering it at Daytona in '66 (much to the initial chagrin of the factory team). Despite having had almost no development time, the plucky 911 fought from a 39th-place starting position to lead the 2-liter GT class, eventually winning over the factory team to lend its support mid-race. The result: on its very first competition outing anywhere on Planet Earth, on a stage as large as the 24 Hours of Daytona, the Porsche 911 scored a class victory, claiming 16th place overall and instantly cementing the model's status as the ultimate dual-purpose sports car.
TSM's 1:43-scale resin model of the historic first-race-winning 911 is one of the finest (and most essential) minature Porsche replicas to come along in some time. Capturing the tricky proportions of the early short-wheelbase 911 to perfection, its fine details are spectacular, from the delicate roll hoop and foglamps to the intricate sponsor decals. If there was ever a "must-have" 1:43-scale Porsche 911 model, the TSM Jack Ryan '66 Daytona class-winner is it.
PERFECT FOR: Serious Porsche enthusiasts. Serious scholars of racing history. Serious people in general.