Scale 1:18 - Chassis 156/0002 - 120 degree V-6.
Limited editon of 6,000 pcs.
The 1961 Formula 1 season began with completely new engine rules. The racing teams had to switch their engines from 2.5 to 1.5 liters.
Ferrari found itself in a very good position. They had developed a V6 mid-mounted engine with a 120 degrees cylinder angle and a maximum output of 190 hp.
The new 156 F1 had a very unusual front design. So pretty soon, many people gave it the nickname 'Sharknose'. Technically and ostensibly, the 156F1 was the most successful development in 1961.
The season ended for the Scuderia with a large success but also with a disastrous tragedy.
Phil Hill became the first American Formula 1 World Champion. The German Ferrari star Wolfgang Graf Berghe von Trips, who had led the Championship standings for most of the season, became involved in a deadly accident in Monza. Never before had one day brought such a wide range of emotion.
Our three different models represent all different successful GP appearances of the 156 F1 during the 1961 season. As a matter of course, all three models will reflect the special features of that respective race.
This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 07 February, 2008.