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  •  Mercedes-Benz W196 Grand Prix Model by Michele Conti, 1:12 Scale
  •  Mercedes-Benz W196 Grand Prix Model by Michele Conti, 1:12 Scale
  •  Mercedes-Benz W196 Grand Prix Model by Michele Conti, 1:12 Scale
  •  Mercedes-Benz W196 Grand Prix Model by Michele Conti, 1:12 Scale
  •  Mercedes-Benz W196 Grand Prix Model by Michele Conti, 1:12 Scale


Mercedes-Benz W196 Grand Prix Model by Michele Conti, 1:12 Scale

Automobilia

Lot No. N002

Auctioned on Saturday, June 24, 2017

Estimate: $ 4,500 - $ 6,500



Mercedes-Benz W196 Grand Prix
Model by Michele Conti
Signed underneath Conti. Mi.
Made in Italy
1:12 scale

This model is one of Michele Conti’s very early works, constructed in the mid-1950s. The hand-hammered aluminum body shows his skill as a metal fabricator with its compound curves and hand-formed vents. It features wonderful detailing in the brakes with simulated suspension, chrome plated exhaust pipes, metal fittings, and leather trimmed cockpit. The model has some mild patina as expected for an early piece, while the paint is in remarkably good condition showing very little wear, including the delicate hand-painted blue markings.


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