Tony Vandervell’s Vanwall was one of the major contenders in Grand Prix racing in 1955-58. Thirteen chassis were built by the factory in 1954-60 designated as ‘VW1” to ‘VW14’ (there being no ‘VW13′), but they had no official model index. In 1957 F1 season Stirling Moss won British (sharing the car with Tony Brooks), Pescara and Italian Grand Prix, and was second in the Drivers’ Championship standing. In 1958 Moss won more World Championship Grand Prix than any other driver (4), but again missed the title, finishing second in the championship behind Hawthorne. The scale model from RBA collection is designated as Vanwall FW 1957, but in fact it represents Moss VW10 from the 1958 Italian Grand Prix. Car general appearance, racing number, car livery and Dunlop tires unmistakably points to this race. Another manufacturer’s mistake is that the air intake on the hood is located backwards – compare to Brumm model of VW5  driven by Brooks in the same race.

SeasonSeriesEvent
1957F1WCItalian GP
Driver No.Entrant
Stirling Moss26Vandervell Products
Scale ManufacturerCollection
1:43RBA Collectibles / IXO RBA / Fabbri Auto da Corsa i Miti Della Formula 1
Cat. No.QualityRarity
No. 12