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  • Maserati Model

    A superb 1:20 scale carved wood model of the 1949 British Grand Prix winning car; a Maserati 4CLT/48 that was driven by Baron Emmanuel De Graffenried. In original glazed display case that lifts off and with makers label for Rex Hays, a master craftsman who inspired a generation of model car builders in the 1950s and 60s.

    Dimensions (Car) : 39.5 cm/15½ inches (length) x 15 cm/5⅞ inches (width) x 10 cm/4 inches (height)
    (Case) : 56.5 cm/22¼ inches (length) x 30.5 cm/12 inches (width) x 31 cm/12⅛ inches (height)

    Rex Hays of Sussex, England came from a family of artists and sculptors. He originally trained as a mechanical engineer, but worked as an author, historian, and broadcaster. However he is probably best remembered today as a professional model maker. Specializing in hand made models of Grand Prix race cars and working in multiple scales, he drew commissions from carmakers, Formula 1 constructors, Lord Montagu of Beaulieu, and the royal family, including the Queen.
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    Price £5,000-10,000

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