Limited time re-edition of the curious CD Peugeot SP 66 that ran at Le Mans in 1966 and 1967.
Additional details for the CD Peugeot SP 66
model car kit:
- Manufactured by Profil24 in 1/24 scale with reference P24043.
- Raced at the 24 Hours Le Mans in 1966 and 1967.
- Includes metal parts, photo-etched parts, resin parts, rubber parts, turned metal parts, water slide decals, white metal parts and assembly instructions.
- Package measures 185 mm x 250 mm x 55 mm (width x depth x height), weighting 301 g.
- Featured in newsletter 269.
After a long and fructuous association with René Bonnet (beginning in 1949) on the DB (Deutsch and Bonnet), in 1962 Charles Deutsch starts a new adventure with the creation of his own brand: SERA CD.
In 1966, after the Panhard’s disappearing, C. Deutsch chooses Peugeot. From this alliance, a beautiful «coupé» is born, the CD SP66. Choulet (his aerodynamicien) keeps the great principles sawn in the CD 64, resulting in a streamlined body without any right angles. Like the CD 64, the rear part of the car is equipped with two great vertical wings, but now the rear bonnet is divisible in two parts depending the circuit: the long tail for the quick track and the short tail for the low track. The light chassis (75 kg) is a box structure in which the engine is transversally fixed .
In 1966, three “long tail” cars entered in the race: #51 C. Laurent, JC. Ogier, #52 driven by A. Bertaut, P. Lelong, and #53 driven by G. Heligoin and J. Rives – but after a small accident, #53 raced with a short tail. Before the half of the race, the three cars has to quit due to technical problems or accidents.
In 1967, the two cars entered - #52 (C. Ballot Lena, D. Dayan) and #53 (A. Bertaut, A. Guilhaudin) - didn't have much more success... meaning the end of the CD story.
But all the Choulet’s aerodynamical works would be used on the Matra 640 and Porsche 917 LH. Charles Deutsch never won the 24 hours of Le Mans race, but became the official director of this race from 1969 to 1980.
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.