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CMR bites: The Ferrari 156 Sharknose from 1961

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With three modelcars in scale 1:18 and of diecast, one of the most legendary racing cars of the historical Formula 1 celebrates renewed premiere

Ferrari 156 Sharknose 1961 1:18 CMR
modelcars Ferrari 156 Sharknose 1961 1:18 CMR
diecast miniatures Ferrari 156 Sharknose Von Trips und Hill 1961, copyright Foto: Harry Pot
modellautos Ferrari 156 Sharknose 1961 1:18 CMR

They are not the first miniatures of the Ferrari 156 Sharknose, which produces the model industry, but with CMR's modelcars, the best of their kind may appear and this even to a very fair price. CMR presents the Ferrari Dino 156 - however, we are not completely convinced that the suffix Dino is appropriate at this point because no Dino drove in Formula 1 in 1961 - in 1:18 scale and made of diecast in three versions: Under the item number CMR169 appears the car of the team Scuderia Ferrari S.p.A SEFAC with the starting number 38 of driver Phil Hill, who took the 3rd place in the Grand Prix of Monaco in 1961 with the role model. With the starting number 4 Hill won the Grand Prix of Belgium of the same year (CMR170), in which Ritchie Ginther took part with the number 18 at the Grand Prix of France (CMR174).

A wonderful three-ensemble, which actually fits very well to the modelcars of the Bartoletti racing transporter, which CMR also offers recently; the original version with only on axle and produced under the item nubmer CMR140 exclusively for ck-modelcars and modelissimo. But let's stay with its "load", the Ferrari 156 Sharknose from the Formula 1 of the year 1961. From German point of view, the racing car with the so-called Sharknose was of particular importance, because the Colonge Wolfgang Graf Berghe von Trips almost won the world championship with it in 1961 and the car has therefore burned into the consciousness of the Formula 1 fans. After his fatal accident with Jim Clark in the approach to the Parabolica curve at the Grand Prix of Monza in 1961, he was posthumously vice-world champion; Teammate Phil Hill won the title; as the first American in Formula 1 ever!

The vehicle wrote also history in technical terms, because it was the first Ferrari for the Formula 1 with mid-engine. The V6 had been developed by the young engineer Mauro Forghieri and pulled 140 kW / 190 hp out of 1.5 liter displacement. For Forghieri it was the start of an unprecedented career: The Italian born in 1935 had developed the cars as well as the engines, with which Ferrari won four driver-wolrd-cups and seven manufacturer-titles from 1964. Carlo Chiti was responsible for the construction of the sharknose. He lowered the engine deep into the chassis and lowered the center of gravity. A good concept, because the Ferrari 156 proved immediately superior. Also superior are its modelcars from CMR, which score with an excellently made surface and a detail-loving cockpit.

Here: Click to the modelcars of the Sharknose-Ferrari


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