WIN AN AUTOART 1:18-SCALE NISSAN/ DATSUN FAIRLADY Z432 (S30)
AMT ’63 CORVETTE
Sometimes you feel like getting your hands dirty, but not always. This 1963 Corvette by AMT lets you achieve your desire to work on the American icon, while letting you keep a cup of tea and a heater within arm’s reach. The beautiful 1:25-scale kit boasts exceptional detail, including multiple engine-intake options, clear red tail lights, stock and custom wheels, retro drag-racing panel decals, vintage Street Rods Series packaging, water-slide decals, and illustrated instructions, all of which will guarantee to keep idle hands at work for many hours. Our giveaway this month is a stunning orange Fairlady Z. Call it a ‘Datsun’ or a ‘Nissan’, call it a ‘240Z’, call it a ‘Fairlady’, this Japanese icon is now a mainstay among a different breed of classic car lovers, ones who look to the land of the rising sun for some of the ahead-of-their-time engineering the Japanese were putting out in the 1960s and ’70s. The Fairlady presented an inexpensive alternative to the European MG, Triumph, Fiat, and Alfa Romeo sports cars. The line began with the 1959 S211, and continued through 1970 with the SP311 and SR311 lines. In Japan, it represented one of three core products offered by Nissan at Japanese Nissan dealerships called ‘Nissan Shop’, alongside the Datsun Truck and the Datsun 1000. Paul Newman started his racing in a Fairlady, with a good winning record in class. The MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price) was less than an MGB, but had a potent 1982cc overhead-cam engine with dual Su-type side-draught carbs and a five-speed transmission, all of which meant the Fairlady had the performance and pedigree the MGB could only dream of.
SCALEXTRIC FORD GT40 LE MANS 1966 JOCHEN NEERPASCH / JACKY ICKX
Le Mans 1966 went down in Kiwi and Ford history as the best ever, when Bruce Mclaren and Chris Amon took out first place, with Denny Hulme in second alongside Ken Miles. All the Kiwis achieved the feat in the cockpit of a GT40. So, of course, it’s easy to forget that there were plenty of other people in the race, including Jacky Ickx and Jochen Neerpasch in the No. 60 car. The Essex Wire Corporation car unfortunately didn’t get across the finishing line in 1966, managing just 27th before retiring. Stock versions of the Fairlady would climb up to 200kph, with race versions often hitting upwards of 240kph.
To win this month’s prize, simply answer the following question and send your answers by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by post to PO Box 46,020, Herne Bay, Auckland. Entries close August 18.
Q: Name the iconic British car the Fairlady was likened to when it was released in 1969.
All these models are available at good model shops. Visit toymod.com, or call 09 527 0122 for your nearest retailer.