Model Factory Hiro 1/12 car model kit K723 Lotus 49B (1968) Version B

Item number: AK12-MFHI-K723

Category: scale 1/12

621,00 €

including19% VAT. , no shipping costs

Old price: 668,00 €
special order - delivery time approx. 10 days

Shipping time: 2 - 4 workdays

MFH 1/12 model car kit K723 Lotus 49B (1968) Version B: New release (09-2019) from the Japanese company MODEL FACTORY HIRO. Multimedia kit with superior quality: perfectly produced white metal parts, photo etched parts, Decals, turned and milled parts, cast resin castings and many other components. Detailed engine, graphical instructions in English / Japanese. Kit complete "Made in Japan" - no China-product!

About the Lotus 49B:

In the year of 1968, the Lotus Team lost their ace driver J.Clark who passed away from a F2 accident in April. As a result G.Hill stepped up as the new team leader, and the Type 49 was further upgrade for the season. At Rd.3 Monaco GP, the “Type 49B” made its debut – featuring a longer wheel base, front wings to improve aerodynamics, and a Hewland brand gearbox replacing the ZF brand. The car also abandoned the international racing colour paint scheme and used sponsor colours instead. Hill managed to take three wins with the Type 49B that season, and along with Clark’s season opening win with the Type 49, the Lotus Team managed to win the Constructors title for the year of 1968. Hill also won the Drivers title for this season.

K723 Ver. B: 1968 Round 7 and 8 British Grand Prix #8 German Grand Prix #9 Graham Hill

We strongly recommend the following book for building this model:

Racing Pictorial Series by Model Factory Hiro: No. 12 - Gold Leaf Team 1986 - 71


- Super detailed multi-media kit, incredible engine detail
- Hundreds of high-precision white metal parts
- soft rubber tires with printed manufacturer labels
- Hundreds of photo-etched parts
- Instructions in color (computer graphic, very clear)
- turned aluminium-parts for wheel rims and engine funnels,
- nose and engine fairing of carare designed to be removable, allowing full view of the detailed engine and interials after completion


This MFH kit is a completely new design, manufactured from 09/2019. There are threeversions:

K722 Ver. A: 1968 Round 3 Monaco Grand Prix Winner #9 Graham Hill
based on the version used at the 1968 Monaco GP – the Type 49B’s debut race and also G.Hill’s first victory with the car.

K723 Ver. B: 1968 Round 7 and 8 British Grand Prix #8 German Grand Prix #9 Graham Hill
based on the versions used at both the 1968 British and German GP’s, featuring a high mount rear wing

K724 Ver. C: 1968 Round 7British Grand Prix Winner"Rob Walker Team" #22 Jo Siffert
based on the version of 49B used by the privateer team “Rob Walker Team” at the 1968 British GP, where driver J.Siffert claimed first place

Attention:this item is no toy and it is not suitable for children below 14 years!

Shipping weight: 3,00 Kg