The Gee Bee Model Z was an American racing aircraft of the 1930s, the first of the Super Sportster aircraft built by Granville Brothers Aircraft. The Model Z was built with the sole intention of winning the Thompson Trophy, which it was successful, setting a speed record for land-based aircraft. Only one Model Z was built and unfortunately destroyed during a fatal crash while attempting to set a world speed record. The 1932 R-1 and its sister ship, the R-2, were the successors of the Model Z. This handcrafted model is painted in the same paint scheme as the original and is painstakingly built from Philippine mahogany by skilled craftsmen. Perfect as a gift for any aviation enthusiast and history buff!