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Replicarz’s 1927 Duesenberg, Indy 500 winner

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Scale/Type: 1/18, die-cast resin
Stock No: R18022
MSRP: $249.99
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Replicarz has been making an exclusive line of cast resin Indy 500 winners for years. Lately it has turned its attention to Indy-winning Duesenbergs, including the 1924, 1925 and now 1927 Indy winners. All are terrific.

This most recent one is the baby blue-gray Duesy that George Souders used to crack the winners circle in his rookie year at Indy. It also was the last Duesenberg to win the 500. Souders started 22nd, but worked his way through the field and ended up leading the last 51 laps.

This model is, well, a winner. First, it’s beautifully molded and finished with just a dark blue No. 32, trimmed in red, gracing its body. No sponsors in 1927!
 
The hood comes off in two pieces if you unfasten the leather straps, two on the left, one on the right side. Underneath is a replica of Duesenberg’s powerful 122 cid straight-8 engine.

On the right is a blackened exhaust pipe running past the cockpit, which features a matte black seat with silver-painted rivets around its edges. There’s a giant 4-spoke steering wheel with silver hub and spokes, plus five reflective gauges on the aluminum-look dash.

Underneath is a detailed suspension with brake cables. And the black wire wheels wrapped in treaded tires are beautiful. In front is a crank to start the engine and a fine screen mesh nose piece. This is simply an elegant racer.

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