Minichamps 1:18 Lotus Ford 79 1978 - Mario Andretti and Ronnie Peterson

At the end of October 2009, Minichamps will be releasing two eagerly anticipated diecast replicas, in the shape of the Lotus Ford 79 as driven by Mario Andretti and Ronnie Peterson during the 1978 Formula One world championship. Any classic F1 racer in this scale is always hugely popular, and being that this car took Andretti to the 1978 title, and Peterson to second place, we are sure that these two are going to fly off our shelves.

The Lotus team took eight race victories out of 16 with the 79, with Andretti bagging six chequered flags, and Peterson snaring the other two. The team comfortably took the constructors title as well, to complete a pretty dominant season.

We anticipate getting these model into stock on October 26th, and will be able to despatch immediately. As we mentioned at the top, these are not going to last long, so get your orders in while you can!

Click here to buy either of these stunning replicas.