- WW2 Historical Collection
- 1/35 scale
- 244 high quality pieces
- 2 figures – Charles De Gaulle, 1 driver
- Bodywork with pad printing
- Completed Dimensions: 6.3” L x 2.4” W x 2.1” H
- Box Dimensions: 10.8” L x 7.2” W x 2.2” H
- Compatible with leading block and brick brands
- Recommended for 6 years and above.
De Gaulle's Horch 830 BL is a set that carries a huge dose of history that you will build with us block by brick!
Sensationally reproduced in a model scale of 1:35, the car consists of 244 elements and complements the collection of vintage COBI cars. Bricks and figurines depicting General Charles De Gaulle and the driver are covered with high-quality prints.
Horch is a German automotive company founded at the beginning of the twentieth century in Zwickau (Saxony). From the very beginning, Horch cars were characterized by high quality, modern technical solutions and a great finish. In 1933, the luxury sedan "Horch 830" debuted on the market, which immediately became a hit. This prompted the manufacturer to release further variants of the car. In 1935, the Horch 830 B with a more powerful engine and the Horch 830 BL with an elongated body appeared.
Horch, like other companies in the thirties, supplied vehicles for the needs of the army. Civilian production was largely destined for the needs of high-ranking officials. This 1936 Horch 830 BL car belonged to the commander of the defense of Paris, General Dietrich von Choltitz. After the capitulation of Paris in August 1944, the car fell into the hands of the Allies.
The next and at the same time the most famous user of this car was General Charles de Gaulle, the leader of the Free French, the future head of the French government and president. The Horch 830 BL became the general's favorite car, used on many occasions. Perhaps, to some small extent, the sentiment for this car also prompted de Gaulle to end the eternal rivalry between France and Germany. In 1963, together with the Chancellor of Germany, he signed the "Elysée Treaty", which obliged both countries to comprehensive cooperation in many areas. The signatures of President de Gaulle and Chancellor Adenauer initiated a process of reconciliation between nations.