Trofeu Ford Sierra Cosworth - Portugal Touring Car Race Series - #25 Nuno Amorim

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This model is the Trofeu Ford Sierra Cosworth in white with Promogrupo racing livery as driven in the Portugal Touring Car Race Series as car #25 by Nuno Amorim (aka as Ni Amorim). Amorim was Group N Champion in 1987, and later won the Group A Championship in 1989 and 1990 driving the Ford Sierra RS500, and 1993 with the works Opel Astra (Gr. N).

The car has no opening parts. The exterior detail is mainly cast into the body casting but the model is supplied with a rear aerofoil, windscreen wiper and two mirrors for the collector to apply. The front bumper is overlaid in green with white "promogrupo" sponsor's waterslide decals. Above this sits the grille and either side, the headlights are covered with "Shell" sponsor's logos. The whole bonnet is covered with "Carrera", "bonanca" and "superConfex" logos together with the racing number "25". The "promogrupo" sponsorship appears at the top of the front windscreen and on both sides of the roof. The sides are also covered with sponsorship logos including the "shell" logos and the racing number "25". At the rear the indicators and rear lights are hidden under more sponsorship logos, the bumper carries "shell", the boot carries "promogrupo" and the back of the roof "bonanca".

The interior is all black plastic with a left hand drive, black plastic steering wheel inserted into the dashboard (instrument panel). The model has bucket style seats at the front seat and standard rear bench seat (looks like they used a standard model interior). There are no roll bars or safety cage. The glazing is clear all round.

All wheels are of a "speed wheel" type - one piece plastic with a "chromed" simulated wire spoke hub in the center and separate "rubber" tyres.

The base plate is black plastic and is marked at the centre top with the [Ford] badge followed by "Sierra RS Cosworth" on two lines and trofeu at the centre bottom. "Made in Portugal" appears at the front, forward of and parallel to the front axle and "1/43" appears just behind the axle. At the very rear the base is cast with "ref. 0188". The base has no other molded detail. It is held in place by a single front self tapping screw and rear body lug.

I do not know when this model was issued. Its scale is said to be 1:43.

Item: 1942