A 1:8 scale scratch-built 'Alfa P3' pylon racer, British 1930s

Summary

  • Type 
    Toys & Games
  • Lot number 
    138
  • Location

Description

A 1:8 scale scratch-built 'Alfa P3' pylon racer, British 1930s, wooden chassis rails fitted with cast alloy cross-members, mounted with engine, flywheel, driveshaft, rear differential and axle, fuel tank and battery, contained within hand made metal coachwork body, painted red with dummy radiator and Alfa Romeo badge, with leather upholstery and dummy steering wheel, the top half lifts off to reveal running gear, cast front axle and rear fitted with working leaf spring suspension, right side with dummy exhaust pipe and engine cut-out, left side with brackets and wire for pylon attachment, turned alloy wheels shod with ZN Racing Pneumatic tyres (slightly perished but solid), 43cm long overall, all major components present, (some small details such as rear body catch and panel screws missing), sold together with a period hand-made wooden box.