1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Fully-opening, Hand-built Model of the Alfa Romeo P2, Winner Targa Florio 1930

1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Fully-opening, Hand-built Model of the Alfa Romeo P2, Winner Targa Florio 1930

This model of the P2 is the winner of the 1930 Targa Florio, #30, driven by Achille Varzi. I find the car interesting not just because it was the winner of the race in an epic battle with Louis Chiron in a Bugatti (the victory went to Varzi by only 1. 48 minutes after almost seven hours of racing), but also because of the very unusual position of the spare wheel.

I also particularly liked the story that, during the last, frenzied lap, desperately trying to keep ahead of second-placed Chiron, Varzi got his mechanic to refuel the car from a can whilst still racing. Inevitably fuel was spilt and some splashed onto the hot exhaust, setting the rear of the car alight, so that flames were licking dangerously around the car. His mechanic had to use his seat cushion to put out the flames, but despite this close call, Varzi won the race.

The prototype was not based on a kit, but was completely scratch-built my me. The first eight pictures show the prototype which I made from plasticard, resin and brass. The only parts not made by me are the wheels and I’ve only used them to give an idea of what the finished model is going to look like.

The various parts of the prototype were used to cast the body and other parts of the model, and to make the specially-commissioned photo-etched parts.  The final four photos show the completed model, which was was presented for the first time at Retromobile 2013 in Paris.

If you are interested in a model of the P2, please do not hesitate to Contact Me.

Alfa Romeo P2 01
Alfa Romeo P2 01

1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Fully-opening, Hand-built Model

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Alfa Romeo P2 02
Alfa Romeo P2 02

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Alfa Romeo P2 03
Alfa Romeo P2 03

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Alfa Romeo P2 04
Alfa Romeo P2 04

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Alfa Romeo P2 05
Alfa Romeo P2 05

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Alfa Romeo P2 06
Alfa Romeo P2 06

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Alfa Romeo P2 07
Alfa Romeo P2 07

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Alfa Romeo P2 08
Alfa Romeo P2 08

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Alfa Romeo P2 09
Alfa Romeo P2 09

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Alfa Romeo P2 10
Alfa Romeo P2 10

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Alfa Romeo P2 11
Alfa Romeo P2 11

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Alfa Romeo P2 12
Alfa Romeo P2 12

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Alfa Romeo P2 13
Alfa Romeo P2 13

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Alfa Romeo P2 14
Alfa Romeo P2 14

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Alfa Romeo P2 15
Alfa Romeo P2 15

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Alfa Romeo P2 16
Alfa Romeo P2 16

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Alfa Romeo P2 17
Alfa Romeo P2 17

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Alfa Romeo P2 18
Alfa Romeo P2 18

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Alfa Romeo P2 19
Alfa Romeo P2 19

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Alfa Romeo P2 20
Alfa Romeo P2 20

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Alfa Romeo P2 21
Alfa Romeo P2 21

1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Fully-opening, Hand-built Model

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Alfa Romeo P2 22
Alfa Romeo P2 22

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Alfa Romeo P2 23
Alfa Romeo P2 23

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Alfa Romeo P2 24
Alfa Romeo P2 24

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Alfa Romeo P2 25
Alfa Romeo P2 25

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Alfa Romeo P2 26
Alfa Romeo P2 26

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Alfa Romeo P2 27
Alfa Romeo P2 27

1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Fully-opening, Hand-built Model

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Alfa Romeo P2 28
Alfa Romeo P2 28

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Alfa Romeo P2 29
Alfa Romeo P2 29

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Alfa Romeo P2 30
Alfa Romeo P2 30

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