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Sauber-Mercedes C9 (1989) 1/24

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1989 Sauber-Mercedes C9

Legendary Silver Arrow
The C9 is a legend in its own right, partly thanks to its achievement in 1989 of a first Mercedes win in 37 years at perhaps the most renowned endurance race of them all. Its chassis was the work of Swiss constructor Sauber. The car debuted in 1987 but could not find a maiden World Sportscar Championship victory until 1988, when it took five wins on the circuit. Confidence was high in 1989, and with a new and more powerful engine on board, the legendary all silver color scheme, and being run as a Mercedes-Benz works team, C9s took first and second in the aforementioned race, with their third car finishing fifth. Seven wins in eight World Sportscar Championship races that year led to a triple crown of constructor, team and driver championships, leaving the racing world in little doubt that the legendary Mercedes-Benz silver arrows were back in business.

About the Model
★This is a 1/24 scale plastic model assembly kit. Length: 197mm, width: 84mm, height: 67mm (includes antennae).
★The sleek, aerodynamic form of the C9 is captured in style, complete with a detailed rendering of the V8 twin turbo engine.
★A plethora of photo-etched parts is included to add even more detail with radiator and intercooler cores, seatbelt buckles, fender louver covers and more.
★Cartograft decals are included for a choice of cars 61, 62 and 63.
★Masking stickers will help protect window sections during the paint job.
★Front wheels are steerable.
★Features a recreation of the horizontally mounted radiator contained in the nose section.
★Bulkhead-rear intercooler and innovative rear suspension with dampers housed in the subframe are accurately depicted.
★Detailed interior has depictions of bucket seat, dummy seat, fire extinguisher, instrumentation and more.
★Synthetic rubber slick tires add a realistic finish.
★The smooth, streamlined form of this mejestic C car is expertly captured in 1/24 scale by this assembly kit. 
★A detailed depiction of the 4,973cc V8 engine is a highlight, and is covered by a removable cowl piece. 
★Stainless steel antennae on the roof add yet another layer of detail to this remarkable model.
★The underside of the model captures the flat underpanel and distinctive diffuser shape. 
★Photo-etched parts add plenty of fine detail: radiator core, seatbelt components and more. 
★Cartograf decals recreate the markings, and are joined by tire decals and seatbelt stickers.

Length: 197mm. Image shows painted and assembled kit.

Tamiya Color paints for painting the 1/24 Sauber-Mercedes C9

Tamiya Color Lacquer Paint:
LP-70 Gloss aluminum LP-1 Black LP-2 White
LP-3 Flat black LP-4 Flat white LP-5 Semi gloss black
LP-8 Pure yellow LP-11 Silver LP-27 German gray
LP-38 Flat aluminum LP-52 Clear red LP-53 Clear orange
LP-61 Metallic gray LP-62 Titanium gold LP-63 Titanium silver

Tamiya Color:
X-1 Black X-2 White X-6 Orange
X-7 Red X-10 Gun metal X-11 Chrome silver
X-18 Semi gloss black X-19 Smoke X-22 Clear
X-26 Clear orange X-27 Clear red X-31 Titanium gold
XF-1 Flat black XF-2 Flat white XF-4 Yellow green
XF-16 Flat aluminum XF-18 Medium blue XF-19 Sky grey
XF-56 Metallic grey XF-63 German grey

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