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I am trying to create the complete starting grid for the French GP on Reims, July 4th, 1954.

So I am searching for a Maserati 250F shell (1954/55) with louvres on the bonnet other than Penelope Pitlane RB28.

I have tried AA Bodies, Pattos and Mac Pinches = all without louvres on the bonnet.

The RB28 will make up my 250Fs -

Officine Alfieri Maserati
#10 Maserati 250F - Alberto Ascari
#12 Maserati 250F - Onofre Marimon
#14 Maserati 250F - Luigi Villoresi
#40 Maserati 250F - Sergio Mantovani (DNS)

Owen Racing Organisation
#42 Maserati 250F - Ken Wharton

Gilby Engineering Ltd
#44 Maserati 250F - Roy Salvadori

B. Bira
#46 Maserati 250F - Prince Bira

But I need a different body to reproduce the A6GCMs from the same race.

Officine Alfieri Maserati
#16 Maserati A6GCM - Roberto Mieres

Harry Schell
#48 Maserati A6GCM - Harry Schell

The 1954 version of the A6GCM was almost - but only almost - identical to the 250F, so a different maker would make up the differences in details for me.

Gentlemen - hope for your help and support.

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Holger

Dave Jones does a 1954 Maserati 250F with the louvres you describe.

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David - somehow I was afraid of this particular answer.....

After several tries I have somehow given up on Dave Jones. Never ever received an answer. Maybe he just doesn´t like Danes?

Or do you have a link where I can order two of these Dave Jones shells?

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Dave has a new email address so maybe he hasn't had your messages?

I have PM'd you his new address.

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David - thanks. I´ll give it one more chance. Never give up


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You could convert the Scalectrix version - but I suppose there's a big difference in doing a one-off of Bira's car and the grid full you want.



 

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JAK - yes I could, and I probably would.... If only the Scalextric version had the requested louvres.

Being a 1957 verison of the 250F the Scalex car is correctly missing these louvres.

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Holger: Pattos lists a 1954 250F, as well as one or two later ones. Doesn't it have louvres?
Unfortunately there's no photo of it in his gallery.
Rob J

later thought: The 1953 version of the A6GCM was often referred to as the A6SSG. I realise that looks more like a sports-car designation but it's not.
So if you find an A6SSG in a slot-car shell list, it may be worth examining.
Pattos lists an "AG6" but it's a 1952 version and the body would be different.
 

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JAK - I believe you
This is far beyond my skills.

Rob J - I have asked Patto via e-mail, and he says his 250F has no louvres. ACME (Tony) has a A6GCS but this is a complete different car.

I have to keep on searching..... and rely on SF help.

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Holger: Yes. The A6GCS is the sports-car. I was not referring to it.
Disappointing that the Pattos 1954 250F doesn't have louvres.

Have you built the Arzani-Volpini?
We'd appreciate some photos.
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Gentlemen - Dave Jones has heard my prayers and he has accepted my order of 2 x Maserati 250Fs 1954 versions with louvres.

Case settled - great! And thanks to all.

Rob J - my Arzani-Volpini is almost finished and I am working on the challange how to place photos on this SF media.

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Just received my two wanted Dave Jones Maserati 250F shells. What great quality and what a nice man to do business with.

Strongly recommended.

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First A6GCM is in the bank:



Dave Jones shell, PP chassis, Cartrix wheels, and Pattos decals.

Photo of #16 from the same race will follow ASAP.

Cheers, Holger
 
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