"The Walnut Arrow"
Auto Union Type C 1936
1216 Brass nails
1/3 scale sculpture of the legendary Auto Union racing car from 1936 which won the Grand Prix championship that year.
Third racing car built by the brand, the Type C is one of the famous "Silver Arrows". Bernd Rosemeyer won three of the four Grands Prix in 1936. The Grand Prix of Germany, Switzerland and Italy.
84 years separate the two pictures on the Monaco circuit. On the vintage one we can see Rosemeyer's car in front of the Casino after his withdrawal caused by engine issue.
Size : L 160cm / W 72cm / H 43cm
The body is made of thin walnut slats, fixed with brass nails. The wheels, the front grille and the fins are made of walnut. Glue-laminated walnut and oak was used for both axles.
The metal parts of the exhausts, the two axles, the steering wheel and the front grille are made of steel. The contours of the cockpit are made in Gabon and Macassar ebony.