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#1 Ted Bier

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Posted 06 January 2020 - 11:17 AM

So I have a chance to get a hold of some Lexan bodies.
 
Need some identification help!!
 
Is that an Allard on the far left? And just why is it orange?
 
In the other corner, far left, what is that car with those weird-looking outriggers?
 
And the bottom picture, just waht is that car with those pontoon outriggers? Bizarre!
 
Thanks!
 
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Posted 06 January 2020 - 11:58 AM

The 'pontoon' F1 bodies are two versions of the 1950s Lancia-Ferrari.  The pontoons are the gas tanks.  

 

The orange one is not real ID clear.  An ALLARD has a distinctive 'home plate' shaped grill detail, which is not visible to me.  Butyrate bodies can be discolored, just not THAT color, or so uniform - (clear yellow?)  They are all so clear otherwise to make me think they are not butyrate, but maybe PETG or modern lexan repops.


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Posted 06 January 2020 - 12:19 PM

I think the yellow body is a Kurtis indy car.

 

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Posted 06 January 2020 - 12:43 PM

Top picture, left to right; Mercedes-Benz W-154 Grand Prix, Shelby King Cobra, Hussein Can-Am, Lancia-Ferrari D-50.

 

Bottom picture, left to right; Possibly Vanwall Grand Prix, variation on the Lancia D-50, probably the earlier short nosed

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Posted 06 January 2020 - 12:51 PM

Dave, you are correct on the W-154. I forgot about that one!

 

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Posted 06 January 2020 - 04:58 PM

Some of the period vac-form bodies were tinted for whatever reason. 

 

I think it's a Hawk. 

 

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