MG MGB (1965 24 Hours of Le Mans) - 1:43 Scale Model Car
Jokes about the breakdown tendencies of British sports cars are among the oldest (and lamest) in the book, making it easy to forget that decades ago the MGB was a paragon of durability and reliability. They were campaigned successfully in rallying and sports car racing, including a multiyear run of high finishes at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The last of these came in 1965, when Andrew Hedges and rally legend Paddy Hopkirk piloted an aerodynamically enhanced MGB to an eleventh-place overall finish, taking second in the 2-liter GT class (behind only a factory-entered Porsche 904). This important moment in MG history is memorialized by Spark's 1:43-scale resin replica of the Hedges/Hopkirk racer. An overwhelming amount of detail is featured, with particular attention paid to the car's Le Mans-specific bits (including auxiliary lighting, covered headlamps and that weird-but-effective nosecone).
SPECIFICATIONS: 1:43 scale (approximately four inches in length). Resin body, no opening parts. Fixed-position steering. Comes with acrylic dust cover and display case.
PERFECT FOR: Le Mans historians. MG fanatics. People who really don't want to hear another crack about Lucas electricals or oil leaks.