‘Ferrari 500 F2’ pylon racer by Vega, 1952
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‘Ferrari 500 F2’
A heavy cast, all-aluminium pylon racer made by the French toy company Vega, featuring exhaust and hubcap detailing, with side mirrors, steering wheel and stylized ‘windshield’ and powered by a rear-axle driven, 5cc glow plug petrol engine with soft-rubber tyres. These racers were usually made with a plain finish and were intended to then be ‘customized’ by their owners, by either painting them or by applying decals. French, circa 1952.
Length overall: 16 inches (41 cm)
Illustrated: l’Automobiliste–Les Moteurs Modèles Réduits Français, p.145, published in 2000.
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