13th February 2015

New Announcements From CMC

High-end brand CMC confirmed ten new subjects today.

They announced another three variants of their glorious 1:18 Aston Martin Zagato, including the Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato that Jean Kerguen and Jacques Dewes drove in the 1961 Le Mans 24 Hours (CMC139).

While we’re pleased to see a racing version of this legendary Aston, we can’t help thinking this particular car is a little obscure, and we would have much preferred CMC to replicate the more famous ‘1 VEV’ and ‘2 VEV’ machines, which were driven by the likes of Jim Clark.

There are a couple of rather nice new toolings on the horizon. We saw samples of the 1:18 1930 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GS in red (CMC138), and indeed Tazio Nuvolari’s 1930 Mille Miglia winning Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GS (CMC141), at the Nuremberg Toy Fair.

Both were far from finished but were looking pretty good. CMC will also be modelling the 1937 Talbot-Lago T150 SS Figoni & Falaschi ‘teardrop coupé’ in 1:18 (CMC145). It’s far too early for a sample, but we think that this is a very beautiful car, very much in the mould of the Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Speciale Touring Coupé, which CMC will no doubt do justice to.

To celebrate its 20th anniversary, CMC has announced a couple of fantastic race-aged, dirtied up 1:18 replicas. The cars in question are the Mercedes W25 that Manfred von Brauchitsch drove to victory in the 1934 Eifel Race at the Nurburgring (CMC147), and Juan Manuel Fangio’s 1957 French Grand Prix winning Maserati 250F (CMC148). Both are limited to 1,000 pieces worldwide, and will come complete with their own black acrylic base plate and a commemorative plaque. They are, without doubt, the most realistic race worn replicas we have ever seen.

We are, by the way, offering all of CMC’s new announcements at £25 off the UK RRP. Click here to see them all.

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