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Posted 23 March 2018 - 01:49 PM

I'm usually pretty good at identifying mid-'60's racing cars, but I have a couple of bodies that I cannot ID.

Hopefully one of the members can ID these.

 

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Posted 23 March 2018 - 02:33 PM

Body #2.

 

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Posted 23 March 2018 - 02:42 PM

The top one is a McLaren M-1C. The second one is a Lotus 19 as run by the Arciero Brothers and driven

by Dan Gurney. Not sure of the manufacturer without seeing them in person.



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Posted 23 March 2018 - 02:43 PM

# 1: Dynamic McLaren MK1C-Chevy
# 2: Auto-Hobbies/Select (same mold) Lotus 19/ Ford-Chevrolet-Buick (as the real car got all three engines at one time during its career!) That Lotus was mostly driven by Jerry Grant and also exists as a fiberglass body from Auto-Hobbies, and there are also 1/24 and 1/32 versions of it by Shark, since the original mold was made by the same person (Ron Klein at Shark).
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Posted 23 March 2018 - 03:21 PM

Thanks y'all...

 

I knew I had seen the Lotus on racingsportscars.com last week just before I left to go to the 12 Hours of Sebring, but couldn't remember what it was. DOH!

 

The McLaren had me for a loss... I was thinking it might have been an M2, but an M1-C works too. I think Nickey Chevrolet ran one in the '60's, but I have to make sure.

 

Thanks again guys!

 

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Posted 23 March 2018 - 05:58 PM

I don't find the Lotus under Gurney or Grant, but I did find a close pic or three as driven by Jerry Hansen...
 
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Posted 23 March 2018 - 06:31 PM

Hi Jeff,
 
Here's the Lotus. It builds up into a cool-looking car:
 
Jerry Hansen's 1966 Lotus 19 Chevy
 
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Posted 24 March 2018 - 12:21 AM

JK Products ended up with a Lotus 19 mold a few years ago. I got a few fresh pulls from it I am building - D3 style.
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Posted 24 March 2018 - 10:00 AM

Sounds great. We'd love to see some pics of your project.  :good:


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Posted 24 March 2018 - 12:07 PM

Geez, that is SOOOO beautiful! What a piece of art work.


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Posted 25 March 2018 - 12:08 PM

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Here's how the car appeared in 1964 with Gurney driving. It went through several changes in the body during

it's USRRC career.



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Posted 26 March 2018 - 09:43 PM

Of course the Pacesetter Lotus-Ford is not the same car as the Jerry Grant's "Bardhal Special" that Jerry Hansen later purchased. The Auto Hobbies body is based on Grant's car seen at the 1964 Monterey Grand Prix.

Here is a picture of Jerry the first time he scared himself with the Lotus-Chevrolet. It is at the following race that he screwed that piece of plywood on its back, the car suddenly alive and very potent.

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And... after and awaiting a new coat of paint:

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Dan's Lotus was owned by John Klug, and went through several body changes but never had the huge "barn door" spoiler that Grant mounted on his car.

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To figure out which is what and when in the very busy live of the 17 Lotus 19 built, go by chassis numbers and see the changes here:

http://www.racingspo.../19.html?page=2

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