TSM Mastercraft 1976 Tyrrell P34 #4
Sale Price: $3,500.00
Estimated ship date: December 1969
EXTREMELY LOW numbers (only 50 WORLDWIDE!) will be produced.
The Tyrrell P34: The Tyrrell P34 (Project 34), otherwise known as the "six-wheeler", was a Formula One race car designed by Derek Gardner, Tyrrell's chief designer. The car used four specially manufactured 10-inch-diameter (250 mm) wheels and tires at the front, with two ordinary-sized wheels at the back. Contrary to popular belief, the idea of the smaller front tyres was not to have a smaller "frontal area" to reduce drag, as the frontal area was still determined by the width of the standard-sized rear slicks. In fact, the six-wheel design reduced the lift caused by two larger front wheels, improving frontal downforce, increased the total contact patch of the front tyres and created a greater swept area for the brake discs. The P34's golden moment came in the Swedish Grand Prix. Scheckter and DePailler finished first and second, and to date Scheckter is the only driver ever to win a race in a six-wheeled car.