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#1 Gator Bob

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Posted 21 July 2015 - 09:14 PM

I bought this #436A new when it first came out and put it away. The interior is not original.

 

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More body pictures here - http://slotblog.net/...e-4#entry601026


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Posted 21 July 2015 - 09:24 PM

Bob, was it common practice back then to cut part of the front wheelwells out to expose 1/2 of the front wheels & tires? Locally, I saw this still being done about ten years ago.


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Posted 21 July 2015 - 09:33 PM

Parma cut it like that.

 

IIRC,  that style cut was spec allowed in the Challenge Cup rule book.


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Posted 21 July 2015 - 09:37 PM

Slap a hot wing on it and run it like you stole it...well you better not, looks too nice.


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Posted 22 July 2015 - 09:58 AM

Bob, was it common practice back then to cut part of the front wheelwells out to expose 1/2 of the front wheels & tires? Locally, I saw this still being done about ten years ago.

 

Re-reading .. I didn't answer your question, Bill.

 

That wheel well cut was popular on Parma RTR Flexi-Kar coupes and stocks.

 

As far as GR-10 racers they mostly used the clear front wheelwells .

 

Parma was still using Cobra spur gears.

 

 

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Posted 22 July 2015 - 12:58 PM

Bob,

 

You should list it on ebay as "Vintage and Rare". :wacko2:

Put a buy it now price of $250.

 

Hey,you never know?

 

Nice car though. Those cars saved slots from certain extinction. Cheap mass produced cars that ran well right out of the box. And with a few minor tweaks even raced well. Bought my first one at Phaze III from Roy Crawley. 


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Posted 22 July 2015 - 01:51 PM

Displays Beautifully!

 

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Posted 22 July 2015 - 05:05 PM

You should list it on ebay as "Vintage and Rare". :wacko2:

 

It's a nice car but there are too many of those chassis still around, both new & slightly used, to be considered rare or vintage. Now if that car had one of the black Flexi Kar chassis (anniversary cars?), it would be rare & might bring a higher price. Too bad clear bodies of the Sauber Mercedes weren't still available.


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Posted 22 July 2015 - 06:57 PM

The first flexi's from Parma also came with 5/8" fronts standard. I don't believe the 1/2" fronts became standard until 94 or 95.
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Posted 22 July 2015 - 11:12 PM

Displays Beautifully!

 

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Posted 22 July 2015 - 11:30 PM

Sam Bill - The fact that it's a first S16 RTR makes it unique but .... the fact that it didn't get cracked'n bent on the first day  makes it rare... lol;

 

Dom - It's true that in 90/91 all #426 A thru L came with 5/8" x 1/16" conical fronts - #673

The 91 catalog is showing a picture of the 436A and B with 1/2" x 1/16" fronts - #672A

 

So the 'Super' came with the big motor and small fronts. It was a hot offering from Parma with the newly created Super 16D motor "w/Group 12 performance".

 

We ran a "Outlaw Flexi" class Built Parma S16D or Mura S/Wasp ... arms or motors ...  w/ winged bodies. Fast, cheap, fun and competitive class.

 

List price  - $33.25,

 

 


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