Mammoth Milanese model collection up for grabs

| 2 Dec 2011

Ever fancied having an Alfa 8C? How about a 1939 Gran Sport, or just about any other Alfa ever made? Historics’ next couple of auctions could help you fulfil your dream… providing you scale down your expectations.The Brooklands-based sale-house has consigned a 700-strong model collection dedicated to the Milanese marque.

It’s the life’s work of a marque fanatic, the late Martin Webb, and comprises plastic, die-cast, hand-built resin and white metal models of iconic Alfas, from the 1920s to the present day.

Webb collected across a wide range of scales – from small 1:86, 1:43, 1:32 and 1:24, to larger, 1:20 and 1:18 sizes but also focussed on rarer 1:12 and 1:8 depictions. The collection spans road cars and commercial vehicles, as well as Le Mans, Targa Florio and Mille Miglia examples of Alfa’s greats, while rarities include three unopened, 1:8-scale Italian Pocher kits of an 8C 2300 Monza, 8C 2600 Mille Miglia Scuderia Ferrari and a Spider Touring Gran Sport of 1932, each valued at £450-550.The models will be sold as multiple lots in Historics’ 18 February sale at Mercedes-Benz World and its 26 May fixture at Brooklands Museum.See: Historics for more.