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#1 Steve Okeefe

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 02:29 PM

International Engineering Bodies

 

International Bodies 16 Nov 2010.jpg

 

International Engineering offered a product line that was, with one notable exception, entirely American (with a few European) production cars and sports cars dating from the 20's through the 60's, plus a few true race cars thrown in. That one notable exception is a rather rare Thingie body International dubbed the "Piranha", first seen as a clear body in January of 1966, and later renamed "Piranah Mark II" and offered as a Ready-to-Run painted by none other than Bob Kovacs.

 

International's approach to the hobby was pretty clearly that a slot car should be a scale model car you can actually drive.  This is, after all, where this whole offshoot of building static models got started, right? I can certainly appreciate that, but then a few of International's offerings border on downright strange. Building and driving a model of a VW Micro Bus could be novel fun, but a 1966 Rambler Marlin oupe?

 

Photos and scans:

 

International 1322 Cord Convertible 01.jpg

 

International 1322 Cord Convertible 02.jpg

 

International 1323 Auburn Speedster 01.jpg

 

International 1323 Auburn Speedster 02.jpg

 

Intl Ad MCT V2N4 Apr 65 p12.jpg

 

Intl Ad CM V4N3 Oct 65 p68.jpg

 

Intl Piranha CM V4N6 Jan 66 p67.jpg Intl Ad CM_V4N10 May 66 p72.jpg

 

CM V4N5 Nov 66 p10.jpg

 

MCS Jul 67 p19.jpg










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