Hi everyone! Here's another creation from me and this time it is a 1970s racing car from Germany. After posting the Matra MS670 I saw that you guys were surprised to see a Matra on MOCPages. That gave me an idea to build another car that I haven't seen in LEGO yet. So, here it is: Melkus RS 1000! Enjoy!
About this creation
Melkus RS 1000 was a sports car from Melkus. It was a sleek sports car powered by a tuned mid-mounted Wartburg 3-cylinder 2-stroke engine from the Wartburg 353.The race version of the 992 cc engine fitted with a sports carburettor produced 90 hp for street version and 118 hp for racing version and a top speed of 210 km/h (130 mph). Heinz Melkus said, that while designing the silhouette of the car, he was inspiring on one of these days Lotus' machines, which he saw on a trip to Yugoslavia in the middle of 1960s. 101 cars were made between 1969 and 1979 in the Dresden factory.
Fun fact: A Melkus RS 1000 is featured in the music video for ATC's 2000 hit "Around the World".
This is a model I used as a reference, while building.
Here are the photos of the car that inspired me to add black stripes on the top and the sides of my model.
See you soon! Tell me what you think about this replica in comments or just rate it :)