Lancia D20 (1953 24 Hours of Le Mans) - 1:43 Scale Model Car
Modern enthusiasts may most closely associate the Lancia nameplate with domination in the world of rallying, but the legendary Italian carmaker's motorsport history includes success in Formula 1 and sports car racing as well. As Italy emerged from the rubble of World War II, Lancia looked to the nascent World Sportscar Championship as an opportunity to assert their engineering prowess. For the 1953 24 Hours of Le Mans, Lancia entered a trio of graceful D20 coupes, featuring new 2.7-liter, supercharged engines designed by master engineer Vittorio Jano. Though ultimately unsuccessful in their effort (none of the three were classified among the finishers) the experience gained in 1953 would pave the way toward future victories; later Lancias would win prestigious open road events including the Mille Miglia, Targa Florio and Carrera Panamericana.
Well-known for representing lesser-known Le Mans entrants alongside winning cars, Spark has recreated the Lancia D20 in 1:43-scale resin; Model Citizen is proud to offer the #31 car driven by Louis Chiron and Robert Marzon, which retired from the 1953 Le Mans after 18 hours. The level of detail lavished on this car is extraordinary, from its bonnet straps and debris deflector to its delicate pit light and windscreen wipers, along with Spark's customarily excellent wire wheels.
SPECIFICATIONS: 1:43 scale (approximately four inches in length). Resin body, no opening parts. Fixed-position steering. Comes with acrylic display base and dust cover.
PERFECT FOR: Diehard Lancia enthusiasts. Le Mans model collectors with a completist bent. Those obsessed with detail.