CMC Lancia D50, Classic Gala Schwetzingen 2021
This model comes including the display case and a plaque with the serial number
The CMC special model of the year 2021, on the occasion of the 17th Classic Gala Schwetzingen in September, is dedicated to Eugenio Castellotti, who finished second in the 1955 Grand Prix in Pau.
Gianni Lancia and his Scuderia enjoyed several victories and good placings in the 1955 racing season. Favourite Ascari only managed a fifth place in the GP of Pau due to a technical defect, while the young Eugenio Castellotti managed a great second place behind the old hand Jean Behra on Maserati 250F.
CMC has authentically and meticulously recreated the legendary racing car with the starting number 10 in every detail. The model receives a special refinement through the processing of the artist Jochen Kieslich, who gives it exclusively for CMC battle traces of the racing action in craftsmanship perfection. We almost said, close your eyes and imagine the smell of castor oil and tire abrasion as well as the sawing engine noise – but then you would be missing the point. So, open your eyes!
- Model: Precision model hand-assembled
- Manufacturer: CMC GmbH, Classic Model Cars, Germany
- Scale: 1:18
- Item-No.: M-178CGS
- Color: red
- Driver: Eugenio Castellotti
- Parts: 1,598
- Limited Edition: 50
- Metal precision model hand-built from 1,598 parts
- Detachable and lockable engine hood
- Hinged adjustable screen
- Realistic replica of the V8 engine complete with pipes and cabling
- Metal exhaust pipes
- Triangular steering axle with shock absorbers, front suspension with wishbones, transverse leaf spring, all made of metal
- Rear suspension with De-Dion-tube, transverse leaf spring, longitudinal arms and inboard dampers, all made of metal
- Radiator grille hand-made of stainless steel with metal supports
- Highly-detailed replication of the cooling system
- Highly-detailed fuel and oil circulation
- Authentically-replicated hinged fuel caps
- Authentically-replicated hinged oil-filler cap
- Upholstered leather-covered driver seat and head rest
- Perfectly-crafted wheels with stainless-steel spokes and nipples on an alloy rim
- Authentically-replicated central locking nuts with right-/left-handed threads
- Elegant finish with a brilliant paint in original color
The heat wave that accompanied the Grand Prix of Argentina 1955 was a torture for man and machine. Again, none of Scuderia Lancia's cars finished the race, and the whole team was depressed. Nevertheless, abandoning was out of the question to proud Gianni Lancia. The successful performances of Lancia D50 in the subsequen Grands Prix of Turin and Pau provided a much-needed hope to turn thing around for the costly Formula 1 project.
The Grand Prix of Pau was a car race held annually in the French Pyrenees region. It did not count towards the Formula 1 World Championship. In 1955, the race event took place on April 11, and participants were to complet 110 laps, covering a total distance of 303.84 km. The Mercedes team did not take part in this race as its attention was focused on the race in Monaco. Ferrari did not appear in Pau, either. Their crushing defeat in the previous race of Turin remained too painful.
Driving a Lancia D50 with #6, the double world champion Alberto Ascari got pole position. Unfortunately with the last two laps to go, he was caught in the misfortune of having a broken brake line. Jean Behra, a seasoned vetern, got to lead the race to the end in his Maserati 250F with #14. The highly-gifted Castellotti drove his #10 Lancia D50 to a second-place finish with one minute behind the winner Jean Behra. Roberto Mieres finished third in a Maserati 250F, and Luigi Villoresi, in a Lancia D50 with #8, came in fourth. Because of the time lost on repairs, Alberto Ascari only took a fifth place.
- Monoposto built on a tubular frame with free-standing wheels
- 2.5-litre V8 engine as a stressed member of the chassis
- Two valves per cylinder controlled by two overhead camshafts
- Dry sump oil lubrication
- Mixture preparation with four Solex PII double carburettors
- Dual ignition (two plugs per cylinder)
- Five-speed manual gearbox installed behind the driver
- Bore x stroke: 73.6 x 73.1 mm
- Displacement: 2,488 cc
- Maximum output: 260 HP at 8,000 rpm
- Top speed: 300 Km/h (depending on ratio)
- Wheelbase: 2,280 mm
- Track front/rear: 1,294 / 1,330 mm
- Total length: 3,570 mm
- Total width: 1,600 mm
- Total height: 1,001 mm
- Curb weight: 620 kg