Porsche Model, 356B, Die-Cast, 1:43 Scale, 1961
- High Quality Die-Cast Model
- 1:43 Scale
- Driver Was Robert Bouchet/ Monneret #37
- Made In Italy
Recreating the sport and rally cars that the young and young at heart will always dream about, Best Model brings back the days when men such as Mario Andretti and Steve McQueen raced at Le Mans, Sebring, Daytona, Watkins Glen, and other legendary tracks. Hand painted and assembled from dozens of parts by skilled Italian craftsmen, each 1:43 scale, die cast racer has a fully-equipped cockpit with a steering wheel and dashboard, four-point seat belt, fire extinguisher, roll bar, and other performance driving equipment; photo-etched metal wheels with the intricacy and finish of the originals; fully replicated paint and decals with the vivid colors you remember; and more. The only thing more amazing than the cars themselves is the racing history they represent!
In 1960, Porsche commissioned twenty 356B racecars from Abarth, the Turin-based racing specialist. The restyled aluminum bodywork was lighter and more aerodynamic than that of the standard 356, and the interior was stripped out to save weight, too. The result was magnificent, as the 356B Abarth GTL went on to a highly successful racing career in which it dominated its class for several years, winning a clean sweep at Germany’s Nurburgring, four times at Targa Florio, and at Le Mans for three years running.
NOTE: 1961 Le Mans Race