Details of Dinky 1417 Matra F1
The Dinky Matra F1.
Advertised as new in the first edition of the 1969 French Dinky catalogue, the 95.5mm long Matra F1, 3 litre racing car (1417) cost fr.13.50, about 25/-. The French Blue car carried the name of its driver Jean Paul Beltoise and the adverts for the sponsors autollant and ELF, Essence Lubricont Fraincaise, with the race number 17 and a plastic driver. Launched in 1969, the model was withdrawn in 1972.
In 1964, the aero-space engineering firm, ‘Engins Matra’, formed a subsidiary, called ‘Matra Sport’. The team rapidly progressed from F3 to F2 by working with Ken Tyrrell and ELF with the aim of becoming a Grand Prix outfit. By 1968, ‘Matra Sport’ was ready for its highly successful 1969 season, using the Matra MS 11/ MRO F1 car, with its 3 litre, V12, Cosworth engine in a monocoque chassis. This vehicle provided the inspiration for the French Dinky model. Subsequently, Jackie Stewart won the 1974 World Championship in a Matra.
The original price was fr.13.50 . It was available in blue finish. Released as Dinky 1417 in 1969 withdrawn as Dinky 1417 in 1971.
Model features:chrome engine, detailed engine, driver
Vehicle type:racing car
Wheels:tyres with tread
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