...after the 2nd WW, everyone had signed up to genuine real and Lasting peace on earth? Not a cessation of hostilities for a short period while each and every side vied for new angles on causing friction in order to fill up the arms order books but a genuine realisation we have the same Basic wants, needs, loves and fears and work towards a bright future for humankind and the planet.
As part of this permanent peace, there would be no need for weapons, no tanks, no guns and no need for war planes.
The swords would have to be made into ploughshares..or in this case, Spitfires into racing cars.
Axles - bits of sprue from the original Airfix Spitfire kit
Suspension - Florist wire wrapped around Pins
Headlights - two Pins with the bead type head, 1/3rd sliced off.
I left the wingstubs on as they make nice runningboards
Mercedes-Benz Racing Car (Dinky Toys 23c) ....which is celebrating its 66th birthday this year. It could be slightly older as They (Meccano LTD-Dinky) started making them in 1946, so just after WWII ;-)