Built by British engineering firm D. Napier & Son, Napier built vehicles were identified with racing in the early years of 1900's. Hundreds of cars were produced and delivered to customers who used them for racing all across Europe. Outside of Europe, this brand gained more fame when a North American couple, Mr. & Mrs. Glidden drove a Napier for almost 6000 kms. from Boston (USA) to Vancouver (Canada) in 1904.
And in the same year, what Napier developed laid the basis of a new segment of cars in the market. They launched the Napier 6 with a 4.9 litre, 6-cylinder engine having a 3-speed gearbox and a chain drive. Within a span of four years, Napier inspired another 50 car makers around the world to make 6-cylinder engines and having commercial viability.
On 24th January, 1905, a Napier 6 nicknamed "Samson" was driven by American Arthur McDonald on the sandy beaches of Daytona (Florida). This car with very prominent tubular radiators on each side of the bonnet drove the 8 km race in less than 3 minutes and 20 seconds and achieving a top record speed of 168.42 km/hr.
This metal scale model is MADE IN ITALY.
|- Premium collectible|
|- Licensed product|
|- Material: ZAMAC (zinc alloy), Rubber and Plastic|
|- Non-opening model|
|- On plinth (platform base)|
|- Limited edition made exclusively for Collectors|
|- MADE IN ITALY|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||6 x 3 x 3|
|Color||Green / Cream|
|Theme||Racing - Records|