1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Fully-opening, Hand-built Model of the Alfa Romeo 8C 2300, Winner of Le Mans 1933

1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Fully-opening,

Hand-built Model of the Alfa Romeo 8C 2300, Winner of Le Mans 1933

The 11th winner of 24 Heures du Mans, the ’Figoni’ Alfa Romeo was driven to victory in 1933 by Raymond Sommer and Tazio Nuvolari, the Italian’s one and only entry at Le Mans, and Alfa’s third consecutive Le Mans’ win. It was a thrilling race won by the tightest of margins in one of the closest finishes ever recorded (401 metres), all thanks to Sommer’s inspired use of some chewing gum to plug a leaking fuel tank in the #11 car!

Like my recent Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 ’Monza’, which was being built alongside, this new version of the 8C 2300 ’Le Mans’ was inspired by an MCM Top Queens kit. Nevertheless the original kit has been almost completely rebuilt, either from scratch or using specially-commissioned photo-etched parts. Only the seats, mudguards and radiator cover remain from the kit, although these have been modified and improved upon. I have made a new body in resin, as well as a scratch-built engine and firewall.

The rest of the model has either been scratch-built using various materials, but particularly brass and resin, or using my own specially-commissioned photo-etched parts. These were used for the brass chassis, the front and rear suspensions in brass, including the leaf springs and shock absorbers, the steering system and steering box, the turned aluminium brake drums, the transmission in turned aluminium, the pedal and braking systems, and a piece of the new brass bonnet.

This particular model was finished in July 2015.

A 'work-in-progress' model of the Le Mans 1931 version of the car was exhibited at Retromobile 2016 and at The London Classic Car Show 2016 in February 2016.

A 1:12-scale version of the 8C Le Mans is available to view by clicking here

If you are interested in a model of the 8C 2300, please do not hesitate to Contact Me.

Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 LM 01
Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 LM 01

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Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 LM 02
Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 LM 02

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Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 LM 03
Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 LM 03

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Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 LM 04
Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 LM 04

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Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 LM 05
Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 LM 05

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Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 LM 06
Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 LM 06

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Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 LM 07
Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 LM 07

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Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 LM 08
Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 LM 08

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Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 LM 09
Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 LM 09

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Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 LM 10
Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 LM 10

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Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 LM 11
Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 LM 11

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Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 LM 12
Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 LM 12

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Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 LM 13
Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 LM 13

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Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 LM 14
Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 LM 14

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Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 LM 15
Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 LM 15

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Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 LM 16
Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 LM 16

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Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 LM 17
Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 LM 17

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Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 LM 18
Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 LM 18

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Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 LM 19
Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 LM 19

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Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 LM 20
Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 LM 20

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Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 LM 21
Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 LM 21

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Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 LM 22
Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 LM 22

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Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 LM 23
Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 LM 23

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Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 LM 24
Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 LM 24

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Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 LM 25
Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 LM 25

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Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 LM 26
Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 LM 26

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Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 LM 27
Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 LM 27

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Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 LM 28
Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 LM 28

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Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 LM 29
Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 LM 29

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Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 LM 30
Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 LM 30

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