Details of Dinky 23f Alfa Romeo Racing Car
The Dinky Alfa Romeo Racing Car.
In August 1953, the Meccano Magazine announced, as newly introduced, the Alfa-Rameo, 23f, racing car, noting that the actual vehicle had achieved considerable success in road and track events. Finished in red, Italy’s international racing colour, the model had a driver built into the casting. The driver had a white painted overall and helmet. Sturdy axles and ribbed wheel hubs, with 20mm black or grey round treaded tyres ensured that the model had good running. The model details the cars long exhaust pipes on the of-side, which are painted silver. On the rear cowling, the model carries the race number,’8’. Initially, the model cost 3/1, which was reduced to 3/- after only a few months. In 1954, the model was renumbered, 232, and ultimately, deleted in 1964.
Based on the Alfa-Romeo 159, the F1 car won the World Driver’s Championship (1950), driven by Nino Farina. In 1951, Juan Manuel Fangio won driving the Alfretti 159, with its powerful 420 bhp engine. Such power was achieved at the cost high fuel consumption, with the car consuming 125-175 litres per 100 km. Facing stiff competition from Ferrari, a former employee of Alfa-Romeo, the company withdrew from racing after the Italian government refused to fund further developments of the car. Their withdrawal was almost inevitable, because the company had a small budget and relied on pre-war technology, notably its use of 9 engine blocks. The original price was 3/1 . It was available in red finish. Released as Dinky 23f in 1952 withdrawn as Dinky 23f in 1964.
Base:tin plate base
Origin:Made in England
Other tags:formula 1
Vehicle make:Alfa Romeo
Vehicle model:159, F1
Vehicle type:racing car
Wheels:cast ridged hubs, tyres with tread
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