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1:18 Tyrrell Ford 018 - Jonathan Palmer - 1989 French GP
1:18 Tyrrell Ford 018 - Jonathan Palmer - 1989 French GP
1:18 Tyrrell Ford 018 - Jonathan Palmer - 1989 French GP

1:18 Tyrrell Ford 018 – Jonathan Palmer – 1989 French GP

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£179

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About the Car

The Tyrrell Formula One built by Tyrrell Racing, designed by Harvey Postlethwaite and Jean-Claude Migeot with a Ford DFR V8 engine made its debut at the second race of the 1989 Formula One season.  The car had an aluminum and carbon fiber monocoque chassis and 6-speed manual transmission.   At the time the F1 paddock considered the sleek aerodynamics the fastest of the new 3.5L cars.

Jonathan Palmer born in 1956 is a British former Formula One racing driver, racing from 1983-1989.  Before becoming a racing driver, he was a physician and is currently Chief Executive of MotorSport Vision.  Palmer joined Tyrrell in 1987, winning two 5th place finishes and three 6th place finishes.

The 1989 French Grand Prix was an 80-lap Formula One race held at Paul Ricard in July 1989.  The seventh race of the 1989 Formula One World Championship was won by Alain Prost driving a McLaren-Honda car.  Jonathan Palmer came in 9th place.

 

About the Brand

The Ford Motor Company is an American multinational automaker that has its headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan.  It was founded by Henry Ford in 1903.  Ford developed the moving assembly line to manufacture and manage the industrial workforce using elaborate engineered manufactured sequences.  Ford is the second-largest US-based automaker and the fifth largest in the world.

 

About the Manufacturer

Minichamps was founded in 1990 as a die-cast car producer in Aachen, Germany under the name of Paul’s Model Art GmbH.   The original company was the Danhausen, a trade company that made 1:43 scale models and sold them over the counter and mail order.  From 1971 to 1993 the company published the famous Danhausen World Model Car Book.  Danhausen was owned by the grandsons of Emma Danhausen – Hans Peter and Paul Gunter Lang.  There was a dispute between the brothers in the late 1980’s.  That is when Paul formed the Paul’s Model Art.  Diecast models were made more for the adult clientele and holding their value was a big question that needed to be answered.  Minichamps’ excellent quality has been noticed by Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Porsche, Volkswagen, Opel, and BMW.

Additional information

Weight 4 kg
Period 1980's
Scale 1:18
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