BMW 635 CSi Group A Racing 1984 #6 Diecast Model | Legacy Motors

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CSi Group A Racing 1984 #6 Diecast Model

Carrying all modifications for racing, AutoArt has produced the BMW CSI Group A car in 1:43 scale just as it appeared when raced by Hans-Joachim Stuck in 1984. This car was sponsored by Jagermeister, a sweet tasting type of German herbal liqueur. (Contrary to an urban legend Jagermeister does not contain elk or deer blood.) The son of legendary Germany racer Hans Stuck, Hans-Joachim in 1969 started his first ever motor race and later said, All of a sudden, my wishes to become a racer came true. I just wanted to start the race and give everybody hell!

This BMW dominated the first race in the original DTM (Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters) until driver Hans-Joachim lost a front wheel with two laps to go. Teammate Harald Grohs won in another BMW 635 CSi. Stuck eventually came sixth in the standings.

Hans also won the final round of the season at Mugello.BMW introduced the brand new M 635 CSi on the European market in 1984. The new model benefited from BMW’s 3.5L 6-cylinder inline engine with its improved rating of 282 hp. This version was also equipped with a new set of wheels and a redesigned bumper. On this model, those wheels roll freely with their tires marked by the yellow DUNLOP.

Chrome rims surround the gold-odonized wheels with their cast (not decals) spokes.

The AutoArt BMW 635 CSi Group A #6 has flawless bright orange paint and retains the chrome edging around the 635’s large windows, as did Stuck’s original. H. Stuck is posted under both side windows. Skillfully applied decals include multiple sizes of the Jägermeister logo (most prominently on hood and roof) of the head of a stag with a glowing cross between its antlers, a reference to the stories of the patron saints of hunters.

The front-opening hood reveals a fairly well detailed engine compartment and the new-for-1984 engine, a slightly smaller-bored and longer-stroked 3430 cc six that replaced the former 3453 cc engine. This engine hood is the model’s only opening feature, even though the inscribed shut lines of the doors and rear deck are very realistic. The undercarriage is fairly well detailed, especially the chromed racing exhaust that protrubes under the passenger door.

To expose the undercarriage, the #6 necessitates the removal of two (not just one) Phillips-head screws. That reveals a roughly 1 inch square sub-base held by yet another screw. This secondary base is just the right size to display the model on a shelf and take the weight off the tires. It is also constructed to both protect and yet reveal the racing exhaust pipe extension.

The interior has its single driver’s seat that is complete with red shoulder straps. The roll-over protective bird cage is realistic in its steel color. Steering wheel and dashboard are as detailed as can be observed through the closed windows.

The solitary windshield wiper is realistic.

I like AutoArt’s representation of Mr. Stuck’s 1984 BMW 635 CSi Group A.

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