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#1 Maximo

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Posted 22 November 2018 - 01:34 AM

I have a long list of curious slot car Thingies bodies that remain unidentified! I could be wrong ans maybe it is an actual racer from back in the day!

 

This one has intrigued me for a long time as.it is yet another pseudo Can-Am style of body. Rumor is that is is a Riggen body bur really unsure of that.

 

Look at the photos. One of them shown is a Dave Lenz racer.Anyone here have the answer?

 

Please advise if you know what this is called and who made it!

 

Thanks everyone.

 

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Posted 22 November 2018 - 08:25 PM

Elfin.  I have one I got from Dallas Booth ages ago.  Philippe said in a prior thread it was Lancer.  I didn't know if Lancer or Russkit, but it doesn't look like the Russkit Elfin on the LASCM site.


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Posted 22 November 2018 - 10:02 PM

The Elfin body was very popular at one time. The bodies in the pictures are completely different.


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Posted 23 November 2018 - 10:09 AM

Maybe this is not an Elfin body?

 

 

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Posted 23 November 2018 - 12:50 PM

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Elfin,by Lancer and\or  Russkit, the word is they each made one?


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Posted 23 November 2018 - 04:34 PM

So? Who made THIS Elfin??

 

It does not look like the Russkit I have seen and it doesn't appear on the Lancer lists on this blog.

 

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Posted 23 November 2018 - 04:44 PM

The blue one is a
Russkit, not sure they ever came out, never saw one except in PDLs book. The Russkit we raced was a completely different looking body.

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Posted 23 November 2018 - 04:47 PM

This is the Pro version of the Russkit Elfin we all usedB536C76E-5B45-4AC5-81E5-02A9E599F18E.jpeg
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Posted 21 May 2019 - 06:23 PM

Even EDO many years ago was asking about this body and getting inaccurate information!

 

Someone said it was a "Lancer": but did NOT say what the official name of it was! I seriously doubt that Lancer made this body.

It is not like any Can-Am - Interseries or Sports racing car I have ever seen! This body is a thingie!

 

One example was recently discovered by a legendary mold maker/body puller and I wish he would reveal that here one day!

 

 

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Posted 21 May 2019 - 08:20 PM

Would dc-65x's  SF Bay area friend Rodney be any help? He has some of the original Lenz thingies.


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Posted 21 May 2019 - 08:44 PM

Would dc-65x's  SF Bay area friend Rodney be any help? He has some of the original Lenz thingies.

 

YES!!!


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Posted 21 May 2019 - 08:47 PM

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Posted 21 May 2019 - 09:45 PM

Thanks TonyP but not the body in question.

 

 

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Posted 22 May 2019 - 11:16 AM

TN_Road_America-1965-09-05-015.jpg  Maybe ELVA Mk-7?

 

No matter what, the nose is not the same of the model, maybe altered to cover a guide flag.


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Posted 27 May 2019 - 06:09 PM

It is a one off Elfin-Repco/Olds, and it is a Lancer body. I will have to dig up one next time I will be in the "sanctuary" and get pictures of it. Dallas Booth made replicas of it and these are the ones that show up here and there, as well as poor repops made by a few others.



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Posted 02 June 2019 - 09:46 AM

I look forward to seeing what you dig up in Bader's collection.

 

 

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