DeAgostini; 1959 Porsche 718 RS60 Spyder; Silver Metallic, RN42

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The Porsche 718 is a series of one- or two-seat sports-racing cars built by Porsche from 1957 to 1962. An open-wheel single-seat model was developed for Formula racing.

The 718 was a development of the successful Porsche 550A with improvements made to the body work and suspension. The car's full name is 718 RSK, where "RS" stands for RennSport (sports-racing) and the "K" reflects the shape of the car's revised torsion-bar suspension. It had a mid-engined layout and used the 142 horsepower (106 kW) 1.5-litre Type 547/3 quad-cam engine introduced in the 550A.

The 718 made its racing debut at the 1957 24 Hours of Le Mans driven by Umberto Maglioli and Edgar Barth. The car failed to finish the race due to an accident. In 1958, the car finished first in class and third overall at Le Mans guided by Jean Behra and Hans Herrmann. Jean Behra also brought one of the cars home second at the Targa Florio. In 1959, the car, driven by Edgar Barth and Wolfgang Seidel, claimed overall victory at the Targa Florio. A 718 also won the European Hill Climb Championship in both 1958 and 1959. In 1961 Masten Gregory and Bob Holbert piloted a 718/4 RS Spyder to a class win at Le Mans

This diecast model is from deAgostini, it was sourced from Warwick & Warwick auctioneers in January 2020

 
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DeAgostini; 1959 Porsche 718 RS60 Spyder; Silver Metallic, RN42 DeAgostini; 1959 Porsche 718 RS60 Spyder; Silver Metallic, RN42 DeAgostini; 1959 Porsche 718 RS60 Spyder; Silver Metallic, RN42
DeAgostini; 1959 Porsche 718 RS60 Spyder; Silver Metallic, RN42 DeAgostini; 1959 Porsche 718 RS60 Spyder; Silver Metallic, RN42 DeAgostini; 1959 Porsche 718 RS60 Spyder; Silver Metallic, RN42
     

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