A unique opportunity to obtain the Lledo Thrust SSC in its original Box etc with the additional bonus of GENUINE SIGNATURES of Richard Noble and Andy Green on the Base
These Models are issued witha plate bearing facsimile signatures but this one is also properly signed.
This has been in my collection for over 10 years and I understand that it was countersigned at a promotional event when the car was on display.
The Box is excellent with just a little wear.
The Limited edition Certificate is with the car.
Any Questions, or if you wish to view before buying, please email.
You will not find another with these genuine signatures added.
I am moving to a new house and some of my Diecast collection needs to go.
Please look at my other listings.
The Original Thrust SSC is in Coventry Car Museum and makes a worthwhile visit if you are in the City.
Thrust SSC is a British-designed and built World Land Speed Record car.
Thrust SSC holds the current World Land Speed Record which was set on October 15, 1997, by accomplishing a speed of 763 mph. By doing so, the super sonic car became the first land vehicle to officially break the sound barrier.
Designed by Richard Noble, Jeremy Bliss, Ron Ayres and Glynne Bowsher, Thrust SSC was driven by the RAF fighter pilot Squadron Leader Andy Green in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, USA. It is 16.5 m (54 ft) long, 3.7 m (12 ft) wide and weighs 10.5 tons (10.7 t).
The car was powered by two Rolls-Royce Spey turbofan engines, as used in British F-4 Phantom II jet fighters. The twin engines developed a thrust of 223 kN (50,000 lbf) and burned around 18 litres per second.
Thrust SSC can now be seen in the Museum’s Spirit of Speed Gallery.
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