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    Silver Model Of "Blue Bird" From Malcolm Campbell To Financier Marian Carstairs This model of the 1931 land speed record setting Napier Campbell "Blue Bird" driven by Captain Sir Malcolm Campbell was a personal gift from Malcolm Campbell to Ms. Marian Carstairs, one of his main financiers for this endeavor. Ms. Carstairs, a British power boat racer known for her speed and eccentric lifestyle, paid $10,000 to fund the building of the 1,300 H.P. Blue Bird, which reached a speed of 246.08 mph. This model of that vehicle was given by Malcolm Campbell as a token of his appreciation to Ms. Carstairs, with a plaque stating:

    "The Blue Bird"
    "February 5th, 1931. Speed 246.08 MPH
    To Miss Marian B. Carstairs From Malcolm Campbell As A Small Token Of Appreciation And Esteem From The Generous Financial Support Rendered, Without Which This Successful All-British Enterprise Could Never Have Been Accomplished"

    Measures 13" long x 5.25" wide x 6" high.


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    May, 2014
    29th Thursday
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