CMC Ferrari D50, 1956 long nose, GP Germany #2 Collins

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A masterpiece of architecture model: M-185 CMC Ferrari D50, 1956 long nose, GP Germany #2 Collins

Lancia´s D50 project proved to be a worthy pursuit in the hands of Ferrari. Scuderia Ferrari had a highly successful season in the 1956 Formula One racing. It climaxed with Fangio becoming the World Drivers’ Champion for a fourth time. Both Collins and Fangio had raced in a long-nose D50 at the Nurburgring in the German Grand Prix. That was the only appearance that the long-nose D50 made during the 1956 F1 racing season.
CMC offers you a meticulously hand-crafted replica of the highest quality, which brings to life in miniature the longnose Ferrari D50.

Technical data of the CMC model:
  1. Model: Precision model hand-assembled
  2. Manufacturer: CMC GmbH, Classic Model Cars, Germany
  3. Scale: 1:18
  4. Item-No.: M-185
  5. Color: red
  6. Driver: Peter Collins
  7. Parts: 1,161
  8. Limited Edition: 1,000
Model car details:
  • Metal precision model hand-built from 1,161 parts
  • Detachable and lockable engine hood
  • Flip-open ventilation lid for the driver´s footwell
  • Detail-exact replication of the V8 engine with accessories, pipes and cabling
  • Bundled exhaust pipes made of metal
  • Triangular front axle with shock absorbers and transverse leaf spring, all made of metal
  • Rear suspension with De-Dion-tube, transverse leaf spring, pushrods and friction dampers, all made of metal
  • Oil cooler installed in front of the radiator
  • Detailed replication of fuel and oil circulation as well as the cooling system
  • Hinged flip-open fuel and oil filler caps
  • Upholstered, leather-covered driver’s seat and head-rest
  • Amazingly realistic and perfectly crafted wheels with stainless-steel spokes and nipples mounted on an alloy rim
  • Authentically-replicated central locking nuts with right-/left-handed threads
  • Elegant finish by hand in the original hue and color
Special feature as accessory: Booster trolley with separate assist start device

Description of the original vehicle: One year after the 1955 tragic accident that took place in Le Mans, the Grand Prix of Germany resumed at the Nürburgring on August 5, 1956. It was also the seventh race in the eight-round contest of the 1956 World Cup.
Turning to the competition for the World Championship of Drivers, British driver Peter Collins was one point ahead of Juan Manuel Fangio, a teammate in Scuderia Ferrari, and four points ahead of Jean Behra, a rival pilot from Maserati. All three were hopefuls for the title. Stirling Moss, another title contender, was so behind that his only chance consisted in a disasterous collective failure of the three forerunners.
As far as the race was concerned, the two Italian teams Ferrari and Maserati were the pace setters and most promising winners. Apart from Fangio and Collins, Ferrari had Eugenio Castellotti, Luigi Musso and Alfredo de Portago at its call. Maserati was most likely to count on Stirling Moss or Jean Behra for a win. But there were also Cesare Perdisa and Paco Godia whom Maserati could use in time of need. As for the French racing team Gordini, it would take to the race with two cars only. The same was true of the team of Scuderia Centro Sud, which had a Maserati 250F, a Ferrari 500, and nothing else. Of course, one should also take into consideration the contest that might be put up by six private drivers.
Ascari's fatal accident in the wake of the 1955 Monaco GP and the persisting financial difficulties proved to be the last straw for Scuderia Lancia. It handed over the D50 fleet, the inventory of parts, blue prints, and documents to Ferrari. Ferrari engineers immediately began to modify the Lancia vehicles. What Ferrari did to the Lancia D50 was not without ground-breaking innovations. It started a period seemingly dominated by the new Lancia-Ferrari D50 (later "Ferrari D50" only). The 1956 Grand Prix of Germany stood witness to the ascendance of the Lncia-Ferrari D50 as a new rising star.
Ferrari's star driver Juan Manuel Fangio arrived in a D50 fitted with a long nose. Interestingly, Peter Collins also chose to use a longnose D50 for this race. The long nose gave the cars a more sleek appearance, except that Fangio’s car had the tip of its nose painted with a blue/yellow stripe. In contrast, the stripe on the nose tip of Collins'car was green.
In the qualifying practice, only three tenths of a second separatd Fangio and Collins, and it sent Fangio to pole position. Castellotti took the third starting place after Collins. Behind Castellotti was Stirling Moss.
The 22-lap race on the Nurburgring lasted 501.82 km in tota. It began well for Ferrari. Even before the first corner, Collins managed to take the lead. However, Fangio overtook him in the first lap and never gave up his lead until the end of the race. During the race, Fangio and Collins repeatedly broke the 17-year-old track record, and a new record time was eventually set at 9: 41.6 min by Fangio. Unfortunately, Collins crashed during the race and had to call it quits. In the end, only seven drivers crossed the finish ine. Fangio won with a clear lead of 45 seconds over Stirling Moss, who finished a few seconds ahead of Maserati driver Behra for a second place.
The big winner of the race was certainly Juan Manuel Fangio, who claimed pole position, victory and the fastest lap time. In the drivers contest, J.M. Fangio again took the lead and went with an advantage of eight points in the season finale at the still outstanding GP Italy in Monza.

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Technical data of the original vehicle:
  1. Monoposto built on a tubular frame with free-standing wheels
  2. 2.5-litre V8 engine as a stressed member of the chassis
  3. Two valves per cylinder controlled by two overhead camshafts
  4. Dry sump oil lubrication
  5. Mixture preparation with four Solex 40 PII double carburettors
  6. Dual ignition (two plugs per cylinder)
  7. Five-speed manual gearbox installed behind the driver
  8. Triangular front axle with shock absorbers, front suspension with wishbones, transverse leaf spring, all made of metal
  9. Rear suspension with De-Dion-tube, transverse leaf spring, pushrods and friction dampers, all made of metal
  10. Bore x stroke: 76 x 68.5 mm
  11. Displacement: 2,486 cc
  12. Maximum output: 265 HP at 8,000 rpm
  13. Top speed: 300 Km/h (depending on ratio)
  14. Wheelbase: 2,280 mm
  15. Track front/rear: 1,270 / 1,270 mm
  16. Total length: 4,068 mm
  17. Total width: 1,448 mm
  18. Total height: 962 mm
  19. Curb weight: 640 kg
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