AN INNOVATION, LIGHT YEARS AHEAD OF ITS COMPETITION

Hand-assembled from 1,598 parts.

AN OBSESSION WITH WEIGHT DISTRIBUTION

The compact racer’s most notable feature are its outrigged pannier tanks concentrating the fuel load within the wheelbase instead of at the tail as in conventional designs.

A 2.5 LITER, V8 ENGINE

The detachable and lockable engine hood lifts away to reveal a meticulous reproduction, complete with pipes and cabling.

AUTHENTIC COCKPIT

Features an upholstered leather-covered driver seat and headrest, a wood-simulated three-spoke steering wheel, and readable dials and gauges on the dashboard.

A WELL BALANCE MACHINE

Showcasing rear suspension, traverse leaf spring, longitudinal arms and inboard dampers, all made of metal.

LANCIA D50, 1954-1955

Scale 1:18 CMC Models

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Lancia D50 1954 – 1955 CMC 1:18

$469.80

The Lancia D50 was a hugely impressive monument to the genius of mastermind designer, Vittorio Jano, and the Turin-based company became the only 1950’s racing team feared by the might of Mercedes-Benz. Lancia spared no expense on this exceptionally compact racer (and the first and only Formula 1 competitive model the company ever produced). Everything about the D50 breathed quality with a fastidious attention to weight distribution, aerodynamics and superior handling. Among its many groundbreaking innovations, it was one of the first race cars to use the engine as a stressed member of the chassis and featured fuel-filled side pods on both left and right sides of the vehicle to further balance the car. The car quickly captured the attention of racing celebrities around the world and wooed outstanding drivers like Alberto Ascari, Luigi Villoresi and Eugenio Castellotti to the team.

In spite of the car’s potential, after the death of lead driver Alberto Ascari, Lancia’s future seemed to dim. Lancia was sinking financially, so the Lancia family sold their controlling share in the company to Ferrari, and Lancia’s motorsport activities were discontinued for almost a decade.

Only two of the original six cars have survived. The CMC Lancia D50 1954-1955 is a precision-machined miniature built with 1,598 parts that revive that revolutionary spirit of this technological and engineering marvel.