1:18 model by CMC of the Kerguen / Dewez car that competed in the 1961 Le Mans with start number 1. After 23 hours of racing the car was in ninth position and was the last surviving Aston of the five that started but, at the last pit-stop the engine failed to start and, disappointingly the car had to retire.
CMC make beautiful and very detailed models. This has 1800 parts and detailed features such as lights on the car's side and rear numbers, full modelling of the engine, underside, interior, instruments etc., and even leather covered seats.
CMC models are perceived as expensive but when you see the detail you wonder that they don't cost twice as much.
Red pit-stop light as required at Le Mans.
Removable spare with leather retaining strap. Functioning fuel-filler caps.
Detailed interior. Rubber wiper blade.
The start of the 1961 race with No. 1 at the head. Note the two Essex Racing Team's Zagatos in 2 and 3 (1 VEV and 2 VEV), the same team's DBR1 of Salvadori/Maggs in 4, and the Border Reivers DBR1 of Clark/Flockhart in 5.