In the day and because demand was high, Lancer had multiple molds for each body they produced. Generally 4 to 6 of each car depending on the model's popularity. It is likely that some of the Ford molds had that detail and others did not. The "current" one produced in thin Lexan by REH may have the bubble on its top, while I added to my "things to do" list to check the number of them in both clear and painted we have at the LASCM of the real thing.
In the meantime, I stripped and polished the old Pactra-Lancer body and am now ready to apply the decals.
It still is at this time, after nearly 20 years of collecting old slot cars, the only genuine example I have ever seen, so it is important to keep it as original as possible.
Not a body you would want to mess with by repainting or adding details that were not on it when it came out of the Pactra factory in its large triangular box!
Shown here with a NOS cockpit already fitted with the original Pactra driver's head and the sheet of NOS decals.
The metallic "Candy Apple" red as they used to call it is backed with silver:
Anyone out there has one of these cars, with the iso-fulcrum chassis and the Hemi X88 motor? Enquiring minds want to know!