Amedeo Gordini, an Italian by birth who began his career as a mechanic with Maserati, eventually settled in France where he joined hands with Simca and developed a number of sports cars which are all iconic. Later he got associated with Renault who finally purchased his firm and grouped it under their Racing Division.
Gordini who himself raced in the past identified three drivers who would eventually drive this car - Maurice Trintignant, Jean Behra and André Simon. The trio was labelled as ‘Three Musketeers’.
Making it’s first appearance at the 1949 Paris Motor Show, this Gordini T 15S initially had an 1.1 litre Simca made engine which was then modified into a 1.4 litre engine (T15) having 4-speed manual transmission. The idea to develop this car was to make it run at the 1949 Le Mans circuit, but this did not happen. So Gordini decided to participate in full force for the 1950 event.
On 24th June, 1950, at the Le Mans Circuit de la Sarthe, one car was driven by Argentinian Manuel Fangio / José Froilán González, the other by Maurice Trintignant / Robert Manzon and the last car # 34 driven by Andre Simon / Aldo Gordini (son of Amedeo Gordini). This # 34 car was very fast and led the race for some time before it's gearbox broke, and the car did not finish the race.
This same car later participated in several other races during the same year, including the Mont Ventoux Hill climb.
This scale model is MADE IN ITALY.
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|- Licensed product|
|- Material: ZAMAC (zinc alloy), Rubber and Plastic|
|- Non-opening model|
|- On plinth (platform base)|
|- MADE IN ITALY|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||5.5 x 2.5 x 2.5|
|Theme||Racing - F1 / GP|