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I am contemplating buying some F1 cars from 1960s but wanted to check who has made what models so far? Quick search has revelead that Scalextric have released few models but can not find out if other manafucaturers have released any of their own models.

So far I have found the following:

SCALEXTRIC C3206 - LOTUS COSWORTH 49 JIM CLARK F1 1968


SCALEXTRIC C3222 - LOTUS 49 CLARK 2011 COLLECTOR CENTRE LTD


SCALEXTRIC C2964 - LOTUS FORD 49T GOLD LEAF GRAHAM HILL


SCALEXTRIC C3311 - LOTUS COSWORTH 49 JIM CLARK GOLD LEAF


SCALEXTRIC C3031 - LOTUS 49 GRAHAM HILL


SCALEXTRIC C3102 - EAGLE GURNEY WESLAKE DAN


SCALEXTRIC C3092 - LOTUS TYPE 49 JO SIFFERT F1
 

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Zarko, Scalex also released F1 cars from the early '60s like the Ferrari 156 of Phil Hill, and Taffy Von Trips as well as a Cooper of Jack Brabham and Bruce McLaren.

I hope this helps.

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Interesting topic Zarko, hadn't really thought about this before. Scalextric does seem to be the only "big" manufacturer producing new (last 10 years) tooling of vintage F1 cars, an undertaking for which they rightfully deserve, and have received, credit.

In the last decade, SCX has re-issued a few 60's F1s such as the B.R.M., McLaren, Honda (that were originally issued in the 1960's), using old Scalextric (or maybe Exin?) tooling. Not always easy to find though, especially the Honda.
 

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Scalextric also did a #5 Eagle, although this livery was from the 1967 non-championship Race of Champions at Brands Hatch.
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As Kitmen mentioned, there are early 60s cars from Scalextric, more than one livery of each;
1960 Cooper Climax T53 - Scalextric C2639A
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1961 Ferrari 156 - Scalextric C2640A
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and although I doubt that these were what you were originally looking for, Scalextric did various 60s cars back in the late 60s, early 70s; Lotus 21, Porsche 804, Ferrari 158, Matra MS11, BRM P83 and Honda RA273. Performance isn't on a par with the modern cars, but they're well worth a look. The nicest, in my opinion, are these two;
1964 Ferrari 158 V8 - Scalextric C9
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1968 Matra MS11 - Scalextric C14
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Zarko,

To pick up on Kitmen's suggestion:

Charlie Fitzpatrick and Dave Jones are probably the most prolific of the artists who produce 1960's F1 cars shells.

Charlie's 1/32 fiberglass models include 8 cars from the 1961-5 1.5L era and 18 cars from 1966-69.

Dave's 1/32 fiberglass models include 14 cars from 1960-5 inclusive.

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Thank you to you all for your feedback so far. As some of you have guessed, my initial interest is with the modern releases of 1960s cars and as initially discovered it is only Scalextric that release such cars with occasional model from SCX (see BRM P-216 below) but not sure if SCX make or plan to do any more. I guess there are plenty of models out there to get me started...

Here is few more I found:

Scalextric C3033 Ferrari 156 #8 1961 Belgian Grand Prix


Scalextric C2640 SPORT FERRARI 156 - No.4 DRIVEN BY PHIL HILL IN THE 1961 GERMAN GRAND PRIX


Scalextric C2729 Cooper Climax T53 F1 1960, Bruce McLaren


Scalextric C2727 Ferrari 156 F1 1961 , W. VonTrips


SCX 62550 BRM P-216 F1 1964 Vintage No.3 Graham Hill Ltd Edition

 

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BTW - It would be good to keep this topic going mainly for the reason of being able to refer to which models where released. So, if you are aware of any other models from 1960s, please post the full reference and link to the photo if available.
 

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How did I miss this set!?

Scalextric - C2923A - Year of Legends (1967) Lotus 49 and Eagle Gurney-Weslake V-12


 

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Cox did '64 Ferraris and BRMs, Atlas had '65 (I think) Ferrari 158s and Brabham BTs. Strombecker had an early '60s Cooper.
 

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Re: Grand Prix. Some of the race footage was from actual races, some from a camera car allowed to circulate at certain times, and some sequences, like the banking shots at Monza, were created using duded-up cars from lesser formulas.
 

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The SCX BRM is labelled a P261 but is really a P83, the 1966 three-litre H16 car, like the Scalextric C37, which was made in Spain anyway.
I realise zarko was looking for modern models, but someone seemed to think a broader list would be useful and RichD mentioned some older issues, including the Atlas Ferrari 158 and a Brabham from the 1.5-litre period. Both were originally produced by Marusan in Japan and sold in kit form in the UK by Riko. Marusan labelled the Brabham as a BT3 but it was a BT7 or possibly a BT11.
The motors are open-frame but much more powerful than the Scalex RX and the gears are brass bevel. They can be the proverbial handful on their narrow tyres but are worth having for a 1961-65 grid.
Monogram also did an excellent c1965 Ferrari 158 with a 13UO can motor, though they're now a collector's piece and probably expensive.
There were also the Airfix cars: a Cooper that I see as the 1960 2.5-litre T53 but may serve as a 1961 car; from 1961-65 grids the Porsche 804, a mediocre Lotus 24 and a good BRM P261; and from the post-65 three-litre formula the Honda RA273, an Eagle and the Cosworth-engined 1968 Matra MS10. The last four of those came in various forms -- RTRs and kits, different motors, chassis and non-chassis, and sadly for at least two of them a later so-called Super series with superfluous wings and airboxes. The Clubman Special versions with ballrace or Slimline motors are the best.
VIP did early 1960s 1.5-litre F1 cars, such as the Ferrari 156, BRM P57 and Honda RA272. They were highly regarded at the time and are better slot-cars than their Scalextric contemporaries, but without some work most would probably look out of place in a field of modern replica-style models.
Polistil also did 1960s GP cars but the only one I have, a 1.5-litre BRM, is gross-looking and has a dreadful motor.
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You may be interested to know that some of us have decided that new shells are needed for this period to run with the Lotii and Eagles shown above. We are therefore taking steps to bring some of these shells to reality but it takes time and money. The first such 3 litre should be available around the end of Q1 with more to follow as budget permits.

I don't think I should say too much at this stage so as not to disappoint.

Cheers

Dio
 
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