Friday, June 10, 2016

#687 POLISTIL – FERRARI 308 GTB (RN8) and LANCIA BETA (RN14) (1982)


Polistil did not only pay attention to the Formula 1 world, they were also interested in other motor competitions like Sport Prototypes (we will see an entry dedicated to this soon) and also Rally… especially if there are Italian cars or drivers involved. Both are made in 1:64 scale.



In this entry I am presenting two cars: a Ferrari and a Lancia Beta. Both are really impressive cars, and the Beta is one of my favorite rally cars of all times, although the evolution 037 was even more impressive.

To my knowledge is the only maker to make this model with rally decorations. Majorette had the Beta Montecarlo, but it looks slightly different, without the front and rear spoilers.



Regarding the Ferrari 308 GTB, I have to say it is an even rare model. I first thought it was a Porsche 935 and there was some error in the base, but apparently there was such a preparation for rally of the 308 GTB. In the “standard” version, the car looks very different, and there are several rally versions that resemble much more the standard model. I couldn’t even find a picture of the real car, so it must be really really rare, maybe a one-time car prepared for some competition, that was chosen by Polistil by chance.



FACTS AND FIGURES:
  • Name: FERRARI 308 GTB and Lancia Beta (RN8 and RN14)
  • Scale: approx. 1:64
  • Year: Around 1982
  • Company: Polistil (Italy)
  • Size: approx. 7 cm

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