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#1 Lone Wolf

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Posted 31 December 2013 - 01:43 PM

Some of you may have missed the Daily History so here it is up and alive again.

 

Lets restart with a Spring 1966 Auto Hobbies catalog. I will do about half today and the rest in a few days so all can examine and comment if you like. Note the absurd 10 cent price. I'm sure Bill Sippel lost money on every copy. The quality of the parts are excellent but I do not think the brand ever caught the favor of the main stream buyer.

 

Cover

 

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Page 1 

 

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Page 2 

 

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Page 3  Unproduced (I believe) 1/24 bodies. 

 

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Page 4

 

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Page 5

 

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page 6

 

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More in a couple days.


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Posted 31 December 2013 - 02:24 PM

Excellent!

 

The shape of the Cobra GT was accomplished by Dick Dobson, who traveled for a few weeks to California from Illinois to carve the pattern.

Dick now lives in Florida and works part time for a private automotive museum in West Palm Beach.
 


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Posted 31 December 2013 - 03:08 PM

Some of you may have missed the Daily History...

 

:yes3: I know I did.

 

Thanks for bringing it back.

 

HNY.


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Posted 01 January 2014 - 10:08 AM

Joe,

Great, but I still popped in to read. So much great stuff here.

SJJ


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Posted 01 January 2014 - 03:24 PM

As promised, reasons to be cheerful part 2.

 

Page 7 Notice the early reference to smog and ozone as it relates to rubber parts. Smart guy, that Bill S.

 

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Page 8

 

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Page 9

 

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Page 10 The finest number decals ever made. I need white circles if anybody has them will trade numbers.

 

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Fin

 

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You likey?


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Posted 01 January 2014 - 03:27 PM

I likey.

 

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 03:33 PM

Thanks, Steve, and Happy New Year to you. You are a good friend I met here on the blog. Something I am thankful for.

 

Cheers,


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Posted 01 January 2014 - 03:35 PM

:good:


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Posted 01 January 2014 - 06:08 PM

Great stuff, Joe. I don't think I've ever seen this catalog in my 20+ years of collecting... Thanks much for posting! 
 
Wonder if they ever did a series 2 of the Cobra? That first photo seems to show an FT16D motor with can drive, as opposed to the usual Russkit - or was it just a publicity shot? 
 
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Posted 01 January 2014 - 06:22 PM

Don,

The kit was always only supplied with the FT16 motor, the early type with no brush heat sinks, but the chassis brackets are reversible so one could fit an FT16D with a light filing of the brackets to fit the larger diameter of both the endbell and can bearing housings.

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 06:41 PM

Good Lord, man! Stop the presses! A piece of slot ephemera that Don S. has not seen? Be afraid, be very afraid. Could be the end of mankind as we know it. :laugh2:
 
I'm glad I could share it with you, Don, after all you've helped me with. :good:

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