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#1 vintageslots

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Posted 13 June 2016 - 12:39 PM

Picked up a medium size junk box of '60s slot cars and chassis yesterday at the Kansas City summer model car swap meet. Just wondering if you guys know who produced this body if it was production slot car company or one of aftermarket body suppliers and I am not sure of chassis  Swing arm pick up is not with rubble in box. I know that the Fiat decals are wrong. :o Ferrari?

Here are a few pics. I can see it has the large Cox can in it but trying to learn everything I can about these cars.

I missed the '60s scene of this hobby.

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Posted 13 June 2016 - 01:00 PM

Chassis is the ultra-common Classic Manta Ray chassis, I'm pretty certain.

Body... Alfa perhaps?

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Posted 13 June 2016 - 01:09 PM

Ferrari 350 that ran a couple times in the Can-Am in 1967.
 
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Posted 13 June 2016 - 01:12 PM

 Greg,

 

Certain you are correct! I just looked at on of my Manta Rays and that's same chassis. Got a couple of loose pick-up arms in a parts tray.

 

Sometimes you know what your looking at but the brain goes blank, I am blaming it on the near 100 degree heat we are having right now


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Posted 13 June 2016 - 01:14 PM

Steve,

That's what I was kinda thinking. Thanks for the info. :victory:
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Posted 13 June 2016 - 01:16 PM

I know Lancer made a 1/32 version of this body. They may have also made one in 1/24. I don't remember. It was as aerodynamic as a brick!

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Posted 13 June 2016 - 01:16 PM

You nailed it, Steve. Those air scoops are distinctive and I knew I seen them before. Have no idea who pulled that body though...

This is a 1/18 diecast, labeled as a Ferrari 350 P4.

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Posted 13 June 2016 - 04:03 PM

Steve is right, a Ferrari 350 CA. There was no P4 version. It was hastily converted from a 330 P3/4 frame and body to get Ferrari's name into the Can-Am series. The engine was a bored out 330 four-cam and the body was 330 P3/4 with the upper half reconfiguered into a true spyder. NART ran a similar car with a much cleaner body, also with an enlarged 330 fou- cam. Though both cars handled extremely well, the just didn't have the HP to compete with the big Chevies. Ferrari eventuall built 6 and 7 litre cars specifically for the Can-Am. 

 

I have that body in butyrate that I am sure is Lancer or Revell.



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Posted 13 June 2016 - 06:36 PM

One version of the body was made by Lancer.

 

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Posted 13 June 2016 - 09:01 PM

Also made currently for the retro cars by OS and others. 


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Posted 14 June 2016 - 10:54 AM

Here's the 1/32 version of that body, also by Lancer and in a factory painted version - used I believe by REH in the 70s with a Russkit Rattler frame, various motors (I think - I used a K&B Wildcat) and set screw wheels. 

 

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Posted 14 June 2016 - 12:06 PM

Just made this body for our WP CanAm class in Denmark - I think it is a Lancer repop

 

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