Product Details - #11 Sunoco 512M - 1971 Le Mans

1:18 Vintage Road Racing

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$379.95

#11 Sunoco 512M - 1971 Le Mans

Product ID:
3307
Part #:
M1801001
Driver:
Mark Donohue & David Hobbs
Color:
Blue and Yellow
Year:
0
Availability:
Pre Order
Ship Date:
April 2018

Background

ACME is pleased to re-introduce the Masterpiece Collection, which was developed by GMP, with Kirk F. White's #11 512m. This marks the first time that this model has been released in 1:18 scale diecast.

Kirk F. White's #11 512M, the most famous 512 of all time, made its debut at Daytona in 1971 with the goal of beating the formidable Porsche 917s. To do this Mr. White assembled an elite team that included Roger Penske/ Sunoco, John Woodard, and drivers Mark Donohue and David Hobbs. After Daytona, the team set there sites on the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The car had an excellent start but had to retire with engine failure on Saturday evening. Despite its misfortunes on the track, the Sunoco 512M and the team that ran it remain an iconic piece of racing history. The 512M along with the teamwork of White-penske-Donohue-Hobbs changed the dynamics of sports car racing as other teams quickly realized a new era of racing had arrived.

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