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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Matra F1 Statistics

Matra Sports ('67-'68)
Equipe Matra Elf ('70)
Equipe Matra Sports ('71)
Equipe Matra ('72)
(PE=Private Entrie)

1972: Matra-Simca MS120C, MS120D; Amon
1971: Matra-Simca MS120, MS120B; Amon, Beltoise
1970: Matra-Simca MS120; Beltoise, Pescarolo
1969: Matra-Ford MS10(PE), MS80(PE), MS84(PE); J Stewart(PE), Beltoise(PE), Servoz-Gavin(PE)
1968: Matra MS11, MS7(PE), MS9(PE), MS10(PE); Beltoise, Servoz-Gavin, Pescarolo
1967: Matra-Ford MS7; MS5(PE), MS7(PE); Beltoise, Servoz-Gavin, J Stewart(PE), J Schlesser(PE), Ickx(PE)
1966: Matra-Ford MS5(PE); Ickx(PE), Hahne(PE)

Matra Sport Jet V Luxe

This Matra Sport Jet V Luxe model was made from a kit by Team T reference 11 and assembled by me.
This car is one of 1500 built from 1963 to 1968 as a street sports car.
Technical spec: Renault 4cyl engine 1108cc 95hp at 6500rpm 2 dual body Solex 40pph carburetors 4 speed gearbox 190km/h 660kg.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Matra MS-05

This Matra MS-05 model was created modifying a Solido 142 that represented a Formula 3 Renault Alpine A270 (see Matra MS-5 from a Renault Alpine 310 F3 for more details).
This model represents the F2 Matra MS-5 car that raced in the 1966 F1/F2 German GP with #34 driven by J.P. Beltoise finishing 8th overall 1 lap behind the winner and 1st in F2.
Technical Spec: Ford Cosworth SCA in line 4 cylinder sohc 997cc 120hp 4sp 3built.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Matra/BRM 620

This Matra/BRM 620 model was made by Bizarre with reference BZ129.
This car with s/n: 620-03 was one of three built in 1966 for Le Mans. It raced in 1966 Le Mans with #42 enlisted in Gr: P2.0 by team Matra Sports SARL with Jo Schlesser and Alan Rees the car did not finished retiring after 100 laps due to an accident.
Technical spec: BRM V8 engine 1916cc 245hp.

Matra 530 LX

This Matra 530 LX model is made by Bizarre with reference BZ188.
This car was in production from 1967 to 1973 as a street sports car.
Technical spec: Taunus 4 cylinders engine in V 1699cc 71hp at 4800rpm 94.4 ft.lb of torque at 2800rpm 4 speed gearbox 175km/h.

There was also in 1968 a one off show car that never went into production built on a Matra 530 LX platform and known as Matra 530 Sport Vignale. This model is made by Mebetoys ref. A-38 and it has been fully restored. Mechanically the specifications were very similar to the original model.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Matra/BRM 630

This Matra/BRM 630 model was made by Top model with reference number 237.
This s/n: 630-02 car was one of three built in 1967 to compete in Le Mans. As the Matra engine was not yet available Matra used a BRM engine. It raced at Le Mans in 1967, enlisted with #30 in Gr: P2.0 by team Matra Sports with Henri Pescarolo and Jean Pierre Jaussaud as drivers. The car did not finish, retiring at 8th hour with a suspension failure after 35 laps being classified in 43rd.
Technical spec: BRM V8 engine 1916cc 245hp.

Matra MS-10

This Matra MS-10 model was done by solido with number 173 and it had the aileron re-done as well as the aileron support posts and attachments to better represent the real car.
This F1 car was designed by Bernard Boyer and raced in both 1968 and 1969. The MS10 debuted its racing career in Spain with J.P. Beltoise and ended at the 1969 South African GP. In the 1969 F1 championship it finished 2nd driven by J. Stewart.
This specific model represents the #4 car driven by Jackie Stewart in the 1968 Italian Grand Prix, retired after 42 laps due to engine failure.
Technical spec: Ford-Cosworth V8cyl dohc 3000cc 410hp 5 speed gearbox, 2 cars were built.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Matra MS-11

This Matra MS-11 model was made by Dinky-Toys with reference number 1417-F.This model was made between 1969 and 1971.
Matra MS-11 Formula 1 car that raced in the 1968 Holland GP at Zandvoort with #17 driven by Jean-Pierre Beltoise finishing 2nd in the same lap of the winner 1m34s behind.
Technical Spec: Car designed by Bernard Boyer with a V12 cylinder Matra MS68 engine dohc 2993cc 395hp at 10500 rpm, 5 speed gearbox, 3 car built.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Matra 630M

This Matra 630M model was done by Politoys with reference M-595 and it has been deburred of the casting imperfections, new wheels installed and had the doors adjusted to remove the large gaps when closed and repainted.
This car was built in 1968 with s/n: 630-03 as one of four. This car was raced in Le Mans in 1968 enlisted in Gr: P3.0 with #24 by team Matra Sports with Henri Pescarolo and Johnny Servoz-Gavin as drivers, they did not finish due to a puncture, then fire at the 22nd hour with 283 laps concluded. Even so they managed a 19th place overall.
Technical spec: V12 engine 2993cc 450hp Lucas FI 200+ km/h 5speed 820kg built of stratified polyester.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Matra MS-80

This Matra MS-80 model was made by Quartzo with reference Q4018.
This car was one of three built and raced in the 1969 F1 season and it was designed by Bernard Boyer. This specific model without aileron was raced in the 1969 Monaco GP with #8 and with J.P. Beltoise as driver but did not finish the race.
Techical spec: Ford Cosworth V8cyl engine dohc 3000cc 5 speed gearbox.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Matra MS-80

This Matra MS-80 model was made by Ixo for the collection "100 ans de Sport Automobile" with reference #14.

This car was one of three built and raced in the 1969 F1 season and it was designed by Bernard Boyer. This specific model with an embedded aileron was raced in the 1969 Dutch GP with #4 and with Jackie Stewart as driver finishing 1st. J. Stewart ended the season winning the championship.
Techical spec: Ford Cosworth V8cyl engine dohc 3000cc 5 speed gearbox.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Matra MS-84

This Matra MS-84 model was made by Spark with reference S1608.
This car was one of two built with 4 wheel drive and raced in the second half of the 1969 F1 season and it was also designed by Bernard Boyer. This specific model with a built-in rear aileron was raced in the 1969 British GP with #4 and with J.P. Beltoise as driver finishing 9th OA 78/84 laps this was the best finishing position for the MS-84 grid=17th.
Techical spec: Ford Cosworth DFV-V8cyl engine dohc 2993cc 415hp Lucas FI 5 speed gearbox 4WD 2 built.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Matra MS-80

This Matra MS-80 model was made by Quartzo with reference Q4059.
This car was one of three built and raced in the 1969 F1 season and it was designed by Bernard Boyer. This specific model with a wide rear wing was raced in the 1969 Canada GP with #17 and with Jackie Stewart as driver but did not finish the race due to a Jackie Stewart contact with Jacky Ickx, in the 33rd lap, when Ickx tried to overtake him this would end Stewart's race as he was not able to restart the Matra.
This Matra MS-80 model was also made by Quartzo with reference Q4060.
1969 Canadian GP #18 with Jean Pierre Beltoise 4th OA
Technical spec: Ford Cosworth V8cyl engine dohc 3000cc 5 speed gearbox.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Matra 630-V12

This Matra 630-V12 model was done by dinky-toys with number 1425E; it has been deburred of the casting imperfections, new wheels installed and repainted.
This car was built in 1969 with s/n: 630-04; to note hat this is the only one of the 4 built that has an air inlet front. It was raced in the 1969 Le Mans edition enlisted in Gr.:SP by team Matra Elt with #32 and having Guichet and Vaccarella as drivers finishing 5th overall 3rd in Class 4th at the Performance Index 13 laps behind the winner after 4834 km at an average speed of 201km/h .
Technical spec: V12 engine 2993cc 450hp Lucas FI 200+km/h 5sp 820kg made of stratified polyester.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Matra 640

This Matra 640 model was made by Bizarre with number 135
This car is the only one built in 1969 carrying the s/n: 640-01. it ran in the 1969 Le Mans test trials with #32 and driven by H. Pescarolo. In the trials and at the first kilometers in the Hunaudières the car took off, and was pulverized. Miraculously Pescarolo was ejected and pulled out alive by a spectator that put out the fire on his face and clothes
Technical spec: V12 engine 2999cc 470hp at 11000r Lucas FI 285km/h.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Matra 650/630

This model Matra 650/630 was built by solido with number 178

This car was one of the four built in 1969 from Matra 630's. It carried s/n 630-03 and was raced in the 1970 Buenos-Aires 1000km with #10 driven by J.P. Beltoise and H. Pescarolo finishing 1st after 164 laps.
Technical spec: V12 engine 2999cc 470hp at 11000rpm Lucas FI 5 speed gearbox 326km/h 775kg.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Matra 650 Longue

This Matra 650 Longue model was made by automany as a transkit number 510 using the solido 178 model as the baseline
This car was one of the three manufactured in 1969 it had s/n: 650-01 and it raced in Le Mans‘69 in Gr.:SP with #33 enlisted by team Matra Elf with Piers Courage and J.P. Beltoise as drivers finishing 4th overal, 2nd in Class and 3rd in the Performance index, after 368 laps and 4945km at an average speed of 206kph.
Technical spec: V12 engine 2999cc 470hp at 11000rpm Lucas FI 5 speed gearbox 740kg.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Matra MS-120

This Matra MS-120 model was manufactured by Altaya-Ixo as part of the "Les belles annes Simca" collection with number 39.
This car was built for the 1970 season. It raced in the 1970 Belgium GP at SPA Francorchamp with #25 driven by J.P. Beltoise finishing 3rd in the same lap as the winner and 1m 43.7s after the winner.
Technical spec: V12 engine 2999cc 450hp at 11000rpm Lucas FI 5speed gearbox 545kg.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Matra 650 Courte

This model is a Matra 650 Courte made by Solido with 178 representing a Matra 650/630 that was modified by me to represent a Matra 650 courte (see "1/43 collection of transformed and restaured models for more details).

This car was built in 1970 with s/n: 650-02 and it raced in Sebring 12h in 1970 with #35 enlisted by team Matra-Simca with F. Cevert and Dan Gurney finishing 12th overal, 8th in class with atotal of 213 laps raced.
Technical spec: V12 engine 2999cc 470hp at 11000rpm Lucas FI 5 speed gearbox.

Matra 650 Longue (Central intake)

This model is a Matra 650 Longue made by Solido with 178 representing a Matra 650/630 that was modified by me to represent a 1970 Matra 650 Longue with central engine intakes instead of the previously used side intakes (see Matra 650 Longue (central intake) from a 650 for more details).
This car was built in 1970 with s/n: 650-02 and it raced in Le Mans 24h in 1970 with #32 enlisted by in Gr.:P3.0 by team Matra-Elf with Jack Brabham and François Cevert they did not finish due to excessive oil consumption, they did 76 laps versus 343 laps by the winner, they were 14th in the grid.
Technical spec: V12 engine 2999cc 470hp at 11000rpm Lucas FI 5 speed gearbox polyester stratified 740kg 3built