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MG EX181 Record Breaker

Made by Autotorque

1:43 scale white metal

Stock Code: EX181

Price: £110

EX181 is an MG factory experimental car which broke the land speed record for Class F cars (1100-1500cc) in August 1957.

Stirling Moss drove the car at Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, shattering the previous record of 203mph and achieving a two way average time of 245.64mph.

The streamlined mid engined car, known as the Roaring Raindrop, was designed by the MG Chief Designer Syd Enever using a supercharged 1500cc engine.

The car was later modified to increase the engine capacity to above 1500cc and was driven in 1959 by Phil Hill at 254.91mph.

The car is currently at the Heritage Motor Centre in Warwickshire, England.

When Stirling Moss drove the car it was fitted with a rear fin, as shown in the model photographs.  When later driven by Phil Hill the car had no rear fin.  There were also differences in the layout of decals.

The car is in metallic over British racing green.

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Sterling Moss version with rear fin.

Phil Hill version with no rear fin.

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