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#1 don.siegel

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Posted 18 May 2020 - 01:18 PM

Looking through my Thingie box for something else, I found this one, which I bought last year or the year before on ebay USA. It's a hard body, and seems to be some kind of show car, but can't identify it. I think it came like this, except for the slot conversion, but can't swear to it... in any case, no obvious signs of being modified underneath. 

 

Anybody have any ideas on what this could be? 

 

Don 

 

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PS: I posted this on Slot Forum too, so let's see who's quicker on the trigger... 


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Posted 18 May 2020 - 02:17 PM

Looks like a land speed record model...

 

Maybe MG?

:huh:


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Posted 18 May 2020 - 02:26 PM

My guess was land speed, perhaps one of the variations of Mercedes streamliners?

 

Edit:  Strange, but it's got a Porsche RS-60 nose, an Auto Union middle, and a Mercedes W196 streamliner rear.


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Posted 18 May 2020 - 02:52 PM

Brad, that was my first thought, an RS-60 nose, but the more I looked, the more it looked like a narrowed Citroen DS-19! But you're right, it does look like a combo... I didn't look that carefully when I first got it, and just thought somebody had put together a custom starting with the Porsche or something else; but now I'm not so sure. 

 

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Posted 18 May 2020 - 02:59 PM

Last time I saw something like that I went straight home and got sober.

 

 

MPC Scarab rear, perhaps?


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Posted 18 May 2020 - 03:32 PM

Don't think Scarab as swept headrest is central, not offset.  Just saw picture of Kurtis Custom Indy streamliner and has similarities.  Look at mid-50s Indy cars.


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Posted 18 May 2020 - 04:00 PM

The complication in my mind for a land record car, is that it looks like it has headlights.

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Posted 18 May 2020 - 04:23 PM

Absolutely!  Which also makes Indy unlikely.  For sure not Le Mans as I have the books that picture every car, and Phil or I or someone else would have done that car for Bordeaux.  Has to be someone's custom show car from around '60.  Front end just screams Porsche RS-59/60 at me!


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Posted 19 May 2020 - 02:47 AM

And also a little abarth monoposto

 

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Posted 19 May 2020 - 03:59 AM

Yep, that seems to be it Régis. 

 

A certain PYL just upbraided us, well at least you French guys, because you all should have remembered the Solido model: 

 

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He also seems to have found the trace of a model kit, but that's a little more uncertain for the moment. 

 

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Posted 19 May 2020 - 04:32 AM

Ouf, Honor is safe. :sun_bespectacled:


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Posted 19 May 2020 - 05:53 AM

PYL strikes again! 

 

Who is this mystery man? He sees all, but never speaks, masters all crafts, but never advertises - good cook too!  

 

A Lucky toy from Hong Kong 

 

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Posted 19 May 2020 - 10:08 AM

Don,
On a long shot, one of the Hawk LSR model cars.

Mark Mattei might know.

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Posted 19 May 2020 - 10:32 AM

Mike??? Thanks, but the answer is in the two posts above... 

 

Abarth-Fiat streamliner... 

 

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Posted 19 May 2020 - 11:37 AM

PYL strikes again! 

 

Who is this mystery man? He sees all, but never speaks, masters all crafts, but never advertises - good cook too!  

 

A Lucky toy from Hong Kong 

 

 

 

 

Excellent!  You know, Philippe should probably write a detailed book about...  I would probably wait years for...

</humor>

 

I know, I know, it out of his hands!


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Posted 19 May 2020 - 11:37 AM

Sorry.

I didn't fully read those posts, and the bottom one, at a glance, without the canopy, didn't look anything like it.

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#17 don.siegel

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Posted 19 May 2020 - 01:11 PM

No problem Mike, was just wondering. 

 

Brad, wrong French guy - it's Pierre-Yves of course! 

 

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Posted 19 May 2020 - 03:42 PM

Ahhhhh...  Can Pierre-Yves write a book to teach us how to paint?  I still try to explain to people his Briggs Cunningham detailed driver head!


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Posted 19 May 2020 - 03:48 PM

We all wish! 

 

Yves and I have asked him about stuff like that many times, and he always answers, starting, "It's simple, you..."... and the thing is, for him it's really simple! 

 

He denies it, but he's an artiste... 

 

He's also a bit of a bloodhound when it comes to sniffing out stuff on the Net, as shown here... and don't get him started on Japanese oddities... 

 

Don 


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