New  Diecast 1:18 Scale Models of Indianapolis 500 winners by Carousel 1

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Bill Vukovich "The Mad Russian" drove the #4 "Fuel Injection Special" Kurtis  Kraft Roadster to victory in the 1953 & 1954 Indianapolis 500.

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1:18 scale diecast model of the Kurtis  Kraft Roadster 1953 & 1954 Indianapolis 500 Winner by Carousel 1

#4553

Limited to 3000 pcs

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Frank Kurtis built his first Indianapolis 500 race car in 1941. His cars won the race in 1950 and 1951. For 1952 he build his first "Roadster" for Bill Vukovich, known as "The Mad Russian" for his high risk driving style. Kurtis' innovation was to offset the the engine 9" from the centreline, so that the drive shaft ran to the left of the driver's seat . This allowed for a lower centre of gravity in the left hand turns,  better aerodynamics and better tyre wear. The car was called a "Roadster" because the driver sat low , with shoulder high bodywork on the left hand side, resembling a street hot rod. Vukovich dominated the 1952 Indy 500 in the Kurtis Kraft 500A Roadster before the steering failed 9 laps from the finish. He went on to win the race in 1953 and 1954 in the very same car. 

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Kurtis continued to refine his designs and in 1955 the series culminated in the cigar shaped KK500C/D. On the KK500C, the offset engine could be mounted vertically or tilted 36 degrees to the right, while a KK500D was a "C" with provision for power steering. Bob Sweikert , in a KK500D, won the Indy 500 in 1955, the year of Vukovick's fatal accident while in the lead. Sweikert;s crew chief, A J Watson improved Kurtis' design to build the Watson Roadster that outran all the Kurtis racers at the 1956 Indy 500. Kurtis' new models were never quite competitive again. 

Front Engine Roadster with fabricated box section rail on the 500A and tube frame chassis on the C/D.    Off-set engine and drivetrain, Meyer Drake "Offy" Engine270 CID / 4.5L / Inline 4 Cylinder / 380HP /  DOHC 16-Valve / Hilborn Fuel Injection. 
2-Speed modified Ford model A Gearbox, Wheelbase 96IN, Weight 1800 LBS.
Top Speed.175 MPH

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1:18 scale diecast model of the Chevrolet Corvette L88 Le Mans Race Car from 1968 by Carousel 1

 

#4606

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Beautifully crafted in 1:18 scale by Carousel 1, this is the 1968 Chevrolet Corvette #3 as driven at LeMans by Umberto Maglioli and Henri Greder. Highly detailed, the model features opening hood to reveal the fully detailed engine, authentic graphics, realistic interior and more. You will marvel at the intricate details of these Vintage and historic cars. Approx. 9 inches long.  $499aud

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The late Sixties and the early Seventies, was when the Corvette L-88's ruled A-production and GT racing in the USA. The street legal EPA-approved L-88's were monsters, created by Zora Arkus-Duntov and Chevrolet Corvette engineers to realize the unfulfilled promise of the Grand Sports, which the L-88's did with win after win. Today most of these cars have been acquired by wealthy collectors, but you can recall those thrilling days of yesteryear with a Carousel 1 Corvette L-88 model.

Features of this Item Include; Opening Hood & Engine Wiring,  Hoses & Belts. Detailed Gauges Tampo Printed Graphics. Display Base & Certificate of Authenticity 

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1:18 scale diecast model of the Laydown Roadster 1957 & 1958 Indianapolis 500 Winner by Carousel 1

#5051

Limited Edition of 2400 pcs

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Sam Hanks drove the #9 "Belond Special" Laydown Roadster to victory in the 1957 Indy 500 and Jimmy Bryan drove the same car to victory in the 1958 Indianapolis 500.

 

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The Laydown Roadster featured a laid down Offenhauser engine tilted over at 72 degrees (18 degrees to horizontal). This had the benefits of  reducing  the frontal area for better aerodynamic penetration and lowering  the centre of gravity to improve handling. It also allowed the gear box and drive train to be located on the extreme left hand side of the car for better cornering in the left hand oval at  Indianapolis 

Front Engine Roadster. Laid down engine and offset drive train. Offenhauser  Engine laid down 72 degrees.  4.2L / Inline 4 Cylinder / 330HP /  DOHC 16-Valve / 4 Carburettors. 2-Speed Gearbox.

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1:18 scale diecast model of the Hy-Gain McLaren M16E of  Johnny Rutherford 1976 Indianapolis 500 Winner by Carousel 1

#4809

Limited Edition of 3000 pcs

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Team McLaren has scored three Indy 500 victories. The first win was in 1972 with Mark Donohue piloting the McLaren M16B, and Johnny Rutherford scored two victories in 1974 and 1976.

The 1976 Indy 500 was the shortest in history, with just one lap more than the minimum required for regulations. Johnny Rutherford qualified for the pole position and raced against fellow Texan AJ Foyt to an exciting 15 second victory. For the third year out of four, the distance was cut short due to rain. Called after a 2 ˝ hour rain delay. 

Sold Out Chasis - McLaren aluminum monocoque with side radiators, front and rear wings, front & rear independen adjustable suspensions w/ inboard front, outboard rear coil springs.

Engine - Drake "Offy" 4-cylinder, DOHC 4-valve heads, turbocharged, 158 CID / 2.6L

HORSEPOWER 825 HP @8500 RPM
FUEL INJECTION Hilborn Mechanical
GEARBOX 3-speed Hewland LG500
WHEELBASE 101 inches / 2.57 m (variable) 
WEIGHT 1370 lbs. / 621 kg
TOP SPEED 215 mph 

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1:18 scale diecast model of the Watson Roadster 1963 Indianapolis 500 Winner by Carousel 1

#4415

Limited Edition of 3000 pcs

 

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Parnelli Jones drove the #98 "Agajanian-Willard Battery Special" Watson Roadster to victory in the 1963 Indianapolis 500. A. J. Watson built his first Indianapolis race car in 1950. He designed &  built  the first Watson Roadster in 1956 and Pat Flaherty drove it to an Indy 500 victory. 
Over the next 8 years Watson Roadsters would win Indianapolis 5 times with Rodger Ward in 1959, Jim Rathmann in 1960, Ward in 1962, Parnelli Jones in 1963 and A.J. Foyt, Jr., in 1964.

 

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A Watson car, built by Floyd Trevis and driven by A.J. Foyt, Jr., won the 1961 Indy 500. Jim Rathmann also won the 1958 Monza 500 and the 1959 Daytona 100 in Watson Roadsters. 

The 1963 Indy field held 14 Watsons, but new rear engines and aerodynamics had begun to take over. Watson himself built rear engine cars for 1964 and Ward drove one of them to 2nd in the Indy 500.  A.J. Watson's record-setting Indy career continued in to the late 1990's. 

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Roger Ward drove the #5 Leader Card 500 Watson Roadster to victory in the 1959 Indianapolis 500.

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1:18 scale diecast model of the Watson Roadster 1959 Indianapolis 500 Winner by Carousel 1

#4416

Limited Edition of 2100 pcs

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A. J. Watson built his first Indianapolis race car in 1950. He designed &  built  the first Watson Roadster in 1956 and Pat Flaherty drove it to an Indy 500 victory.

Over the next 8 years Watson Roadsters would win Indianapolis 5 times with Rodger Ward in 1959, Jim Rathmann in 1960, Ward in 1962, Parnelli Jones in 1963 and A.J. Foyt, Jr., in 1964.

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A Watson car, built by Floyd Trevis and driven by A.J. Foyt, Jr., won the 1961 Indy 500. Jim Rathmann also won the 1958 Monza 500 and the 1959 Daytona 100 in Watson Roadsters. The 1963 Indy field held 14 Watsons, but new rear engines and aerodynamics had begun to take over. Watson himself built rear engine cars for 1964 and Ward drove one of them to 2nd in the 500.  A.J. Watson's record-setting Indy career continues in the late 1990's. 

Front Engine Roadster with Tube Frame Chassis Off-set engine & suspension, Meyer Drake "Offy" Engine252 CID / 4.2L / Inline 4 Cylinder / 400HP /  DOHC 16-Valve / Hilborn Fuel Injection. 
2-Speed Halibrand Gearbox, Wheelbase 96IN, Weight 1472 LBS.
Top Speed.180 MPH

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1:18 scale diecast model of the March 84C 1984 Indianapolis 500 Winner by Carousel 1

#5301

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Beautifully crafted in 1:18 scale by Carousel 1, this is the 1984 March 84C Pennzoil Z-7 as driven to victory at the Indy 500 by Rick Mears. Highly detailed, the model features a removable engine bonnet to show the fully detailed turbo-charged engine area including radiators and all wiring/hoses. Also authentic graphics, realistic cockpit with glass faced gauges and more. You will marvel at the intricate details of these vintage and historic Indy 500 replicas. Approx. 10 inches long.

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1:18 scale diecast model of the Lotus 38 Jim Clark 1965 Indianapolis  500 Winner by Carousel 1

#5201

One of these rare and desirable models has recently come onto the secondary market. 

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(only been displayed in dust proof case and under low light conditions)

The Lotus 38 was designed by Colin Chapman and Len Terry  It was an evolution of the previous Lotus 29 Indy design, and was powered by a four-cam Ford V8 fuel injected engine giving out around 500 bhp. The engine was mid-mounted, improving the weight distribution for better handling. The suspension was specially designed with suspension arms of unequal length, better suited for the ovals. The 38 was significantly larger than F1 cars of the time, but was dwarfed by the massive American roadsters.

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Jim Clark qualified on the first row and he led all but 10 laps, then won by two laps from A.J. Foyt and Mario Andretti. It was payback for losing the race in 1963, when Clark felt that Parnelli Jones' oil spewing car should have been black flagged.

The 38 had proved that mid engined cars could make the grade at the Brickyard, and the days of the front engined roadsters were effectively over. 

If you only have one Indy car in your collection it would have to be this one.

The all-metal model is composed of almost 1000  parts and it is completely hand-assembled. he inviting leather interior and fully detailed V8 engine are so real ....

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 1:18 scale diecast model of the1967 Brands Hatch Race of Champions Winner
Car #5 Dan Gurney 
"Eagle Westlake V-12" by Carousel 1

#4752

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As late as the Seventies, there were a number of non-championship events filling the calendar which allowed F2 (and later F5000 or FA) cars to complete the grid. "Brands" is a challenging course east of London, in my opinion far more exciting than Silverstone, where the British F1 race has been held for the last twenty years. The 1967 London Daily Mail-sponsored event featured the entire F1 circus, with the exception of Lotus, because Lotus failed to reach an agreement with the Mail over starting money. 

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Gurney took the pole and all three heats to score the first win for the Eagle V-12. The field included Richie Ginther in the second Eagle, John Surtees in a Honda, Lorenzo Bandini, Ludovico Scarfiotti, and Chris Amon in Ferraris, Jack Brabham and Denny Hulme in Repco-Brabhams, Mike Spence in a BRM H-16, Jo Siffert, Pedro Rodriguez in Cooper-Maseratis, Bruce McLaren in a McLaren/BRM, plus Jackie Ickx and Jean-Pierre Beltoise in F2 Matra-Cosworths. This was a gorgeous winning car from a romantic and terribly dangerous racing era. 

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1:18 scale diecast model of the Coyote of  A. J. Foyt 1977 Indianapolis 500 Winner by Carousel 1

#4951

A.J. Foyt, Jr. had already won the Indianapolis 500 twice when he began building his own Indy cars for 1966. Foyt's team mate George Snider put his Coyote on the front row for the 1966 Indy 500. Foyt scored his third victory at Indy in 1967, in a Coyote of his own construction - a first at Indy. In 1971 Foyt took over the abandoned Ford racing engine program and re-badged the turbo V8 engine as "Foyt". In 1973 he raced a new design car that would remain competitive and win races through 1978.

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 It was an epic record-breaking year at the Brickyard in 1977. Janet Guthrie became the first woman to qualify and race in the 500; Tom Sneva broke the 200 MPH barrier during a race lap and A.J. Foyt became the first driver to win the 500 four times! Starting on the second row at the green flag, Foyt unwaveringly wrangled with Al Unser and Gordon Johncock for top spot throughout the race. On Lap 183 Lady Luck played her hand and Johncock suffered a broken crankshaft, leaving the field wide open for a historic Foyt Victory and setting an unsurpassed record for Indy drives, and a unique achievement as engine and car builder. 

Carousel 1Models are designed in the USA and made in China. They specialise in Indianapolis 500 cars compete with CMC Exclusive Modell and Exoto for the distinction of producing the most highly detailed 1:18 die cast model cars in the world! They make the perfect gift for men of distinction.

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