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Car Model - CN7 'Bluebird', Donald Campbell, Sectioned, 1966 Object Reg. No: ST 025778

Summary:
Scale model of Donald Campbell's 'Bluebird' which set a new world land speed record of 403.10 mph (648.783 kph) on Lake Eyre in South Australia on 17 July 1964. Power was provided by a Bristol-Siddeley Proteus gas turbine engine. This 1:12 model was built for the Museum in 1966. It was previously displayed with one of the original Dunlop wheels from the Bluebird which is held in the Museum's collection.

The original vehicle was built by Norris Brothers Ltd in the UK and was designated the Campbell-Norris 7 (CN7)
Description:
Scale model of car with sectioned areas showing the internal components. On the front of the vehicle are painted two flags (Union Jack and an Australian flag) with a bluebird flying over a circle in between.
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 195 mm (Height), 200 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: model motor cars, motor cars, gas turbine engines
Themes this item is part of: Engineering Collection, Transport Collection
Primary Classification: ROAD TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Motor Vehicles
Tertiary Classification: model motor cars
Model Name/Number: CN7
Model Scale: 1:12
Modelmaker: Mr R. Ramsay, St Kilda, Victoria, Australia, 1966
User of Item Modelled: Mr Donald Campbell, England, Great Britain, 1960-1964

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