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Posted 23 September 2017 - 04:05 PM

Neil Owen from Australia, kindly donated these to the LASCM museum. They are three RTR cars sold to the export market in different colors than those sold in the USA and abroad in kit form. They have their own stock numbers and most were exported to Asian countries inside plastic boxes (black base, clear top) or in unpainted, kit form to Sticktoy in Italy (clear boxes, top and bottom).

They were painted and decorated with Russkit and sometimes Dynamic decals. The chassis were left in plain aluminum color and they all had a Russkit "27" (Johnson) motor and sponge rear tires glued and trued over the usual Russkit wheels. Axles are still aluminum but clear anodized instead of green.



Like all these cars and as well as for the last Russkit products, the 1/32 Lancer-bodied Ferrari 350P and Cro-Sal Can Am models, they are affixed to a black cardboard base inside the box with dual-sticky foam tape. Meaning there is a little of a mess to clean up, except... we of course will leave that intact as evidence of originality (just in case the prices of these joins that of full-size Ferraris or something... lmfao.gif )


The Porsche is painted in a solid bird-crap color with no fogging (we already had a McLaren like that), the Honda in metallic blue (we had a loose one with no box) and the McLaren introduces a new color scheme to our export cars, kind of a metallic maroon. All three are in pretty good shape, slightly used and with minimal body cracks so common on Russkit models.


Nice additions to the ever-growing collection.


Also from Neal Owen, this Strombecker Australian racing team shirt, sporting New South Wales and Brabham embroidered patches, now that is something truly special!


Too late for me to ask my late friend, Sir Jack, what was his involvement with Strombecker in the old country...





I did not know that there was a Strombecker Team outside of the USA, but this appears to prove it...

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