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#1 Mattb

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Posted 30 July 2017 - 12:32 PM

Not sure what this is, but it's a hardbody with Scalextric in the underside of the nose. Looks too big to be 1/32. I kind of assumed it was the 1/24 Scalex Lotus with a wrong chassis and some body changes.   
 
Anyway I bid on it a couple days ago and got outbid with 2 seconds to go. That is OK, I use Sniper and bid what I felt comfortable with. It met reserve, but is listed again today with no explanation of why. If high bidder asked to cancel the sale, there was no second chance offer to me.   
 
Not a big deal, pretty shi**y car, I was just buying it on spec!
 
Does anybody know exactly what it is and beware if you bid on it. I let the seller know I would not bid again.
 
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Posted 30 July 2017 - 01:03 PM

Reply from seller that the high bidder changed his mind!!!   


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Posted 30 July 2017 - 01:47 PM

Looks like a Scalextric Indy Lotus. Don't think they ever did static kits??

Rubber is definitely by them as a lot of their models had treaded rubber. Although appears to have the wrong motor, originals had a 26D didn't they?

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Posted 30 July 2017 - 02:26 PM

I think at one time it was  Scalex 38, bot somebody rebuilt with a different chassis.   What is there could probably be restored and the chassis replaced with something better.  Originals were 26D motors.

 

I won't bid again.


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Posted 30 July 2017 - 02:44 PM

Motor looks to me to be their standard TRI-ANG with the yellow laminations and the pivot holes at the magnet end as they used on their clamshell 1/32 cars around 1963 - 1970..  Not a car I ever saw in that era in USA.


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Posted 30 July 2017 - 03:59 PM

It's just their standard Lotus 38 in 1/32 scale, with an iso-fulcrum chassis. (oversized for 1/32, like most Scalex cars at the time). The 1/24 version is another beast enitrely and worth 10 or 20 times as much. 

 

Should have a wing too, and not sure if the extra rear suspension is standard, or added - and perhaps mine is missing that! 

 

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Posted 30 July 2017 - 06:47 PM

Thanks Don, I am glad to not have won it, now!!


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