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#26 SlotStox#53

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 04:52 PM

Here's one arse that's greatful for the Hurricanes and Spitfires and can tell the difference between em :D :good:   Awesome planes... Certainly don't make em like that anymore ...






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Posted 24 July 2013 - 11:11 PM

Thanks...back when they were new I used both but I forgot 'till I saw the pictures.! Thanks again!
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Posted 24 July 2013 - 11:28 PM

Stingray GT # 116

 

Is that the (non-split window) coupe in a "showroom" stock appearance? i.e. no scoops or flairs.


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Posted 25 July 2013 - 05:13 AM

A couple of more rare & elusive Pactra bodies, as reported in Model Car Science, december 1967.

These were presented at the Mini-Trade hobby show in Los Angeles earlier the same year.

 

The Pactra  Chap 2F is seldom seen, and the odd yellow Chiquita Banana "thingie" is even rarer.

Has anyone actually ever seen this Pactra Banana car IRL?

 

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 08:36 AM

Bertil,

None of the announced bodies and/or cars in this article were never issued, The trade show was very unsuccessful and signified the end of the road to many slot car companies that year. Pactra pulled the carpet under that program and reverted to making paint and brushes.



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Posted 25 July 2013 - 12:01 PM

Philippe,

 

Now I understand why I have never, ever, seen one beyond that photo.

 

Truly an ultimate logical absurdity in the evolution of novelty slot cars...



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Posted 25 July 2013 - 12:22 PM

Bill,

It is too narrow for those pregnant chassis, it looks too much like a real car.

 

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Is there a photo of the back of this 1:1 car?  Please.

 

Come on Dokk <sarc on> you don't think current F1/Indy (cigar) cars are in the Retro spirit?


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Posted 25 July 2013 - 12:24 PM

Philippe,

 

Now I understand why I have never, ever, seen one beyond that photo.

 

Truly an ultimate logical absurdity in the evolution of novelty slot cars...

 They might have been meant to ap-peel to the lady of the house.


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Posted 25 July 2013 - 12:25 PM

Stingray GT # 116

 

Is that the (non-split window) coupe in a "showroom" stock appearance? i.e. no scoops or flairs.

 

Or ? .... the one with the wide hood scoop?


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Posted 25 July 2013 - 12:54 PM

You mean, this one:

 

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 01:35 PM

Not that one .. but thanks.


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Posted 26 August 2013 - 08:48 PM

And if a Banana car showed up? Then what? I am not asking as a joke. I am asking as someone who may have seen one. I wanted to buy it when it was new but did not have the money. Manufacterer names ment nothing to me back then, only that it was OUTRAGEOUS! It was in the display case about a week and then it was gone. I was a quiet kid so I never asked about it but I remember wanting it!


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Posted 26 August 2013 - 09:48 PM

Welcome Poobah !

 

I can't remember ever seeing one. It is very cool that you did. Where was your slot shop back in the day?


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Posted 27 August 2013 - 09:08 AM

Does anyone have a lead on one of these for sale?

 

This is the 1961-62 Ferrari made by Pactra in what seems to be 1966-67. My all-time favorite F1 car.

 

Thanks.

 

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Glenn,

 

 

 Here's a link to a British firm, look under 1/24 scale bodies then GP cars

 

http://www.bettaandc...leintro1241.htm


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Posted 27 August 2013 - 09:53 AM

This is the 1961-62 Ferrari made by Pactra in what seems to be 1966-67. My all-time favorite F1 car.

 

Thanks.

 

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Glenn,

this "156" was first produced by Stormer in 1963. Stormer was then purchased by Pactra and the body included as well as a limited number of the old Stormer molds, in the Pactra line. Pactra shut down all body production at the end of 1967, using Lancer bodies for their subsequent kits and RTR models issued in late 1967 and early 1968.



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Posted 27 August 2013 - 09:54 AM

Couple more Pactra's. Sorry if they have been posted earlier.

 

Factory painted bodies. These came from the Polk warehouse. Had tons, sadly this is what remains.Came two ways, deluxe with detail painted for $2.98 and plain for $1.98 Notice one Cooper came with painted headlights and one did not. Pay no attention to my heel, to lazy to crop :)

 

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This is a hard one to find, '65 Galaxie.

 

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Ferrari 250 and Jag with original boxes.

 

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Got more, gotta dig 'em out


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Posted 29 August 2013 - 02:23 AM

Bob My tracks were in Springfield Virginia. One big commercial and one small and also a hobby shop. I moved there in the summer of 1967. I finally lived where I could walk to 3 tracks and within a year they were all gone. It was sad, very sad. The Banana Car was one of the last cars I saw new for two decades. The next new car I saw was a Door Stop. To think that some people have the gall to call them THINGIES. It is funny tho that I saw them at a track in Woodbridge Virginia three stores down from where I bought my Dynamic Renagade in the track there twenty years before. I can not tell a lie - I bought a Door Stop.


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Posted 29 August 2013 - 07:04 AM

Wonder what the banana car would sell for now, if ever found?


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Posted 29 August 2013 - 08:28 AM

Millions!  :laugh2:



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Posted 29 August 2013 - 10:09 AM

Two of the rarest Pactra RTR cars now in the restoration process: the truly rare Ford MK4, this one the sole genuine example I have seen in over 20 years, and the Vulture. These are now being sympathetically restored, using their original chassis.

The Ford body is in excellent condition and was supplied by Lancer to Pactra, since Pactra had shut down their own body production in the last months of 1967. getting a Lancer Ford MK4 body is pretty easy, they are around. Having a genuine Pactra Ford MK4 RTR car is another story altogether, and hopefully, a better example will eventually show up...
 

The last series of Pactra cars had "iso-fulcrum" steel and brass-rod chassis with an aluminum brop arm bolted to the "Hemi" motor and all three models are scarce or in the case of the Ford, truly rare.

 

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The decals used are fortunately those of the very first Competition Models Ford GT issued 2 years earlier, and the LASCM is lucky to have a stack of them. Once the decals are removed (the body is currently in a bath of water to loosen the old decals), the body will be carefully polished and new decals fitted.

The other two cars in that last series are a Lotus 40 and a BRP-Ford Indy car, both scarce models today. All three use the same chassis.

 

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The BRP in its original box is the only example I have ever seen:

 

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The Vulture is less rare as a clear body, but as a factory painted RTR, is rarely seen... the body was made from the modified mold of the Pactra Eagle-Climax F1 with an added "bubble" top.

 

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The Vulture also uses the same "iso" chassis shown above in the Lotus.



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Posted 29 August 2013 - 10:57 AM

The Vulture looks very cool. Thanks for posting it.


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Posted 29 August 2013 - 11:27 AM

When I get bodies with that moldy "funk" on them ( as seen on the Vuture ) I use Clorox Cleanup for the initial cleaning. Kills that wonderful aroma they usually have as well. Then a gentle bath with warm water and Dawn followed by a 3 stage polish. Just my method, I'm sure there are others.


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Posted 29 August 2013 - 03:23 PM

Joe, yours is a good method and pretty much the same I use.



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Posted 29 August 2013 - 09:44 PM

Does anyone have a lead on one of these for sale?

 

This is the 1961-62 Ferrari made by Pactra in what seems to be 1966-67. My all-time favorite F1 car.

 

Thanks.

 

attachicon.gifpactra_sharknose_(#50_1966:67).jpg

Patto's Place has the 1961 shark nose Ferarri

http://members.optus...place/home.html


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Posted 05 September 2013 - 10:15 PM

TRS I do not have much of a scence of humor any more.


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