Grand Prix History in Scale Models

1929, Alfa Romeo, FB Model, Goffredo Zehender

1929 Alfa Romeo 6C-1750 SS Zehender

The 6C 1750 SS model was new racing and sports car model by Alfa Rome built in 1929. The car was designed by Vittorio Jano, and the model index indicates that the car was powered by 6-cylinder supercharged engine with the displacement of 1750 cc. SS in the model name stands for Super Sport. The car was introduced in the 1929 Mille Miglia.

In 1929 the Monaco Grand Prix was run for the first time, and it was the first important event of the season. Participation was only by invitation, and only 20 entries were available.  Two Alfa Romeos 6C-1750 privately entered by Italian Goffredo Zehender and French Louis Rigal were among the starters.  Goffredo Zehender, 28-years-old driver born in Reggio Calabria, Southern Italy, started racing in the late 1920’s in a Chrysler, and raced works Alfa Romeo sports cars in 1929. In Monaco Zehender’s Alfa broke after around 20 laps. Zehender walked to the pits to look for tools, repaired his car on the track and rejoined the race many laps behind. He finally retired on lap 56. The race winner was William Grover-Williams in his Bugatti T35B.

1929Grand PrixMonaco GP
Driver No.Entrant
Goffredo Zehender16G. Zehender
Scale ManufacturerCollection
1:43FB Model
Cat. No.QualityRarity
Factory built kit

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