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)

Physical 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.

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