Details of Dinky 243 BRM Racing Car
The Dinky BRM Racing Car.
In April 1964, the Meccano Magazine introduced the fourth model in Dinky’s new racing car series. The magazine used its colourful back page spread to announce the introduction of the yellow BRM F1 racing car, which was not in the green metallic colour used for the actual model. Only the engine cowl, with its see-through air intake had the yellow colour scheme. Costing 3/11 the 3¼ inch (83mm) long model had 4-wheel suspension, a windscreen and driver in a white overall and red helmet. Later versions of the model had not slots for the windscreen. By 1969, the Dinky catalogue showed the increased cost of the model to be 4/11. Released in 1964, the model was withdrawn in 1971.
In 1945, Richard Mays CBE founded British Racing Motors (BRM) which raced F1 cars from 1950-1977. They entered 197 grand prix races and won 17, including the 1962 world championship and constructor’s championship. Graham Hill OBE drove their BRM 57/8, which was so successful that it remained in production in 1963, when American, Richie Ginther, achieved second place in the Monaco Grand Prix. Other major successes occurred for BRM during the 1964, 1965 and 1971 seasons. BRM cars used a variety of engines: 1.5 V16; 2.5 litre in line; 1.5cc Coventry-Climax; 1.9 and 2.11 V8 3.01 H16 and the powerful 3.01 V12. While BRM’s greatest achievements occurred under Graham Hill, a number of other famous racers drove for the company: Jo Bonnier, Ron Flockhart, Dan Gurney, Mike Hawthorn, Nikki Lauder, Clay Regazzoni, Jackie Stewart and John Surtees.
Released in 1964, the model was withdrawn in 1971. The original price was 3/11 . It was available in green finish. Released as Dinky 243 in 1964 withdrawn as Dinky 243 in 1971.
Base:green painted cast base
Model features:detailed engine, driver, removable engine cover
Other tags:formula 1
Vehicle type:racing car
Wheels:rubber tyres, shaped spun hubs, suspension, tyres with tread
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