A fine 1:20 scale scratch-built model of Graham Hill's 1968 Mexican Grand Prix winning Lotus 49B racing car, by renowned model engineer Gerald Wingrove
Lot 153
A fine 1:20 scale scratch-built model of Graham Hill's 1968 Mexican Grand Prix winning Lotus 49B racing car, by renowned model engineer Gerald Wingrove
Sold for £ 2,250 (US$ 2,955) inc. premium

Lot Details
A fine 1:20 scale scratch-built model of Graham Hill's 1968 Mexican Grand Prix winning Lotus 49B racing car, by renowned model engineer Gerald Wingrove
constructed in 1969, number 2 of 2 built, fantastically detailed model of this 1968 Formula 1 Driver's and Constructor's Championship winning car, finished in Gold Leaf sponsor's red, white and gold race livery with hand-painted logos, with full engine, cockpit and suspension detailing, signed underneath "1968 LOTUS FORD built by Gerald Wingrove (MODEL ENGINEER)" the maker's name as engraved signature, with velvet covered base panel with wooden frame inset with plaque engraved with Gerald Wingrove signature, mounted with business card under the base, with a Perspex display case measuring 34 x 18 x 13cm overall.

Footnotes

  • Two of these models were constructed by Gerald Wingrove in 1969. The first was for the Montagu collection (National Motor Museum at Beaulieu), subsequently dispersed at auction, (see Bonhams sale 112 on 6 December 1999, lot 16); and the second (this example) a private commission.

    "The first of my Ford Cosworth powered winners. Like many others, I was to become very familiar with this engine. A most pleasing and compact piece of machinery to model. The G.P. cars are the only ones I have built in this scale to contain engine detail"

    The Model Cars of Gerald Wingrove, see pages 92-93.
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