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Graham Hill's

Embassy Shadow

Graham Hill's

Embassy Shadow
 

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Yet another cigarette promotional toy for our children, we really just did not notice it back then, even the box (and now this page) is dressed up to look like a cigarette packet.

This car was Graham Hill's privateer entry into Formula One - you can't conceive of that these days, a driver entering his own team. Text from the box: "A newcomer to Formula 1 racing, the Shadow was designed by Tony Southgate (the ex-BRM designer) and built by Advanced Vehicle Systems of Northampton, England.

Powered by a V8 Cosworth Ford DFV engine developing 465 brake horse power and with a five-speed gearbox, the monocoque construction has regulation deformable chassis section to protect the fuel cells in the event of an accident these cells hold 42 gallons. The front brakes are outboard, while the rear brakes are mounted inboard, next to the gearbox. Universal Oil Products of America sponsor the UOP Shadow to advertise their research and development services in the petroleum industry and to particularly show that lead-free fuel is suitable for high performance cars."

The Corgi was made from 1974 to 1976 and is always white with red trim and racing number 12. There is a special presentation version known with a special outer sleeve from a dinner held at Cafe Royal on 24th November 1975 in honour of Graham Hill, these are quite valuable.

       
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