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.
History is not always written by the winners, and the Moynet is a case in point. Not only were its drivers exclusively female, with Michele Mouton being the best known, but it also took victory among vehicles up to 2 liters in displacement, thanks to its 1994cc Simca-JRD engine. As usual, Profil has managed to faithfully reproduce
all the details of the real model, including the small engine that is visible through the rear transparent cover
. The photos that include the instructions are undoubtedly of great help to finish detailing the model.
Additional details for the Moynet LM 75
model car kit:
- Manufactured by Profil24 in 1/24 scale with reference P24120 (also listed as P24120K).
- Raced at the 24 Hours Le Mans in 1975.
- Includes metal parts, photo-etched parts, resin parts, seatbelt fabric, vacuum formed parts, water slide decals and assembly instructions.
- Package measures 185 mm x 248 mm x 56 mm (width x depth x height), weighting 254 g.
- Featured in newsletters 445 and 451.
A decorated Air Force pilot, Moynet had a dream of competing in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in his own prototypes. In his first attempt in 1968 he only qualified as a reserve, failing to participate in the race, and in his second attempt in 1970, the result was similar, failing to qualify for the race.
But André Moynet was determined to succeed, and thanks to his enthusiasm he managed to convince the president of Esso SAF to support his adventure at Le Mans in 1975, for which he also had a new racing car with a 2-litre Chrysler Simca engine and four cylinders that delivered 190 hp at 7,000 rpm. As Simca was not officially involved in the project, Moynet was able to remove the Simca emblem from the cylinder block just before the race. The five-speed gearbox came from Porsche and, more relevant than all this, was the studied aerodynamics. The new Moynet LM75 had possibilities.
The Moynet LM 75 of drivers Dacremont, Hoepfner and Mouton was entered in the Group 5 two-litre class, and qualified for the race. First goal achieved. But with just an hour and a half into the race, the Moynet began to experience technical problems and, in the middle of the night, the rev counter failed. The mechanics had no spare cable, so from then on their drivers had to decide “by ear” when to change gear, a real feat when hour after hour you are driving on the limit. Legend has it that André Moynet had already retired to the bar to drown his sorrows when an excited colleague ran to fetch him: the Moynet LM75 had taken the lead in its class, ahead of a Lola T292. Ultimately, and seemingly against all odds, the Moynet won the two-litre class, finishing the race in 21st place.
It was yet another victory in Moynet's life.
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.