Saturday, July 18, 2009

Matra 650 Longue (central intake) from a 650

This model is a Matra 650 made by Solido with reference 178 representing a Matra 650/630. This one was modified by me to represent the Matra 650 Longue that raced in 1970 Le Mans with the number 32.

The first thing to do is to cut the metal,
Then fill-up and work it to provide the shape,
And this is the final result,
This car was built in 1970 with s/n: 650-02 and it raced in 1970 Le Mans 24 hours in Gr.:P3.0 with #32 enlisted by team Matra-Elf with Jack Brabham and Francois Cevert, they did not finish DNF due to excessive oil consumption, in total dey did 76 laps versus 343 laps done by the winner. They were 14th in the starting grid.
Technical spec: V12 engine 2999cc 470hp at 11000rpm Lucas FI 5 speed gearbox polyester stratified 740kg 3built.

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