Collectors of classic 1:18-scale Formula 1 cars have long had their pick of seemingly every Ferrari, McLaren, Tyrrell or Lotus to win a race, yet surprisingly, precious few Williams models have ever made it to market. Thankfully, Spark will remedy that in the next few months with the introduction of two World Championship-winning cars from one of history’s most successful constructors. Pictured above is an obvious choice for a scale model: Alan Jones’ 1980 championship-winning FW07B. Patrick Head’s design was perhaps the most well-developed car of the ground-effects era, with undercar airflow so perfect that it sometimes ran without a front wing (though Spark’s model will feature one.)
Spark will also issue one of the most iconic F1 cars of the turbo era: the Williams FW11B, which carried Nelson Piquet to the 1987 Drivers Championship. Motivated by Honda’s 1.5-liter, turbocharged V6, the FW11 packed 800 horsepower (with up to 1000 available in qualifying tune) as well as an early “active” suspension system. Piquet and teammate Nigel Mansell dominated the 1987 season, winning nine races between them en route to a crushing victory in the Constructors Championship.
We’re very excited to offer Spark’s 1:18-scale replicas of these incredibly important Williams, which we expect to retail for around $200. Please visit http://www.carriagehousemodels.com for availability updates.