This is a scale model kit to be assembled by an adult; it includes all the parts as indicated, but it does not include glue or paints.
What a good time the 70s for "inventions" and crazy ideas in Formula 1, with several single-seater 6-wheelers, although only one of them got to race before forcing to participate on 4 wheels! A great reproduction of the version sponsored by First National City with all its mechanical and interior details, including its legendary Cosworth DFV engine.
Additional details for the Tyrrell Ford P34 Six Wheels
model car kit:
The Tyrrell P34 (Project 34), otherwise known as the "six-wheeler", was a Formula One race car designed by Derek Gardner, Tyrrell's chief designer.
The car used four specially manufactured 10-inch-diameter (250 mm) wheels and tyres at the front, with two ordinary-sized wheels at the back. Contrary to popular belief, the idea of the smaller front tyres was not to have a smaller "frontal area" to reduce drag, as the frontal area was still determined by the width of the standard-sized rear slicks. In fact, the six-wheel design reduced the lift caused by two larger front wheels, improving frontal downforce, increased the total contact patch of the front tyres and created a greater swept area for the brake discs. The Tyrrell P34 reached the last step of the podium at the 1977 Japanese GP with Depailler, although the curious thing is that only he got on the podium as both Hunt (winner) and Reutemann (second) left the circuit before the podium ceremony to catch a flight home. After that podium ceremony, the rules changed shortly and the pilots had to go to the podium.
This item is not suitable for children under 18 years old. SpotModel recommend this item for advanced modellers and professionals with high experience on building cars and bikes. Read carefully all instructions.