Fiat Mefistofele by Playsam | 648.00 SEK | www.playsam.com
based on the Fiat Mefistofele that brit Ernest Eldridge driven to break the World Land Speed Record at Arpajon, France in 1924, this illustrative model is Scandinavian design firm Playsam’s take on the legendary vehicle. designed by Jonas Forsberg, this classic toy version of the Fiat Mefistofele is of wooden construction and follows Playsam’s mantra of creative, playful design that’s accompanied by simplistic lines. for the uninitiated, back in 1924, Sir Ernest Eldridge turned the shattered remains of a FIAT into a 350 hp monster (260 kW) with a massive 21.7-liter A-12 Fiat aero engine (yes, it’s an aircraft engine used in an airship) and took the record with a 146.01 mph (234.97 km/h) speed. as such, both the man who engineered the feat to graft an incredibly massive block into an enormously long body frame reinforced by eighteen inches of bus chassis and the machine itself, remains a legend up to this day which makes this emblematic example a true collectible for any automobile enthusiasts. it can be yours for 648 SEK or about US$98. available three colors, with or without the Fiat’s brand name. click past the jump for a few larger views.