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  1. 71RS-TPI

    71RS-TPI Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    It has been too long since we have had a good thread here. Post up pics of one of your unusual cars with information.
     
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    Ok I'll bite. I have 3 unusual cars. Two of them are the same. I have 2 Apollos. They were made in the early 60's. The bodies were built in Italy by Intermechanica and then shipped to Oakland CA to be finished. They were fitted at first with Buick alluminum block 215 V8s. They later had all sorts of GM V8 engines. One of mine has a 330 Olds the other had the 215. These are the same type of car that was used for the bad guys in Herbie the Love Bug.

    This is what they are supposed to look like.
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    And this is the current condition of one of mine.

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    For this car we are putting the IRS from my Dad's old Merkur. We aren't sure what engine we want to use yet.

    My other wierd car is my 71 Camaro. From what I have been told the dealership that originally sold it pulled the V8 out of the car and installed a turbocharged six in it.
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    I don't have the original turbo though. I'm going to do an updated turbo setup on it.
     
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    dinograz Moderator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    How about this one. 1:18 scale

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    spoonLT1355 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    How about this one, I just found it at Carlisle; it is beat up, but I haven't seen another like it. It's 1:25 scale and says Testors Toys Rockford Ill.
    Series No. 1000 on the bottom


    And not nearly as expensive as the one above !!!!




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  5. 71RS-TPI

    71RS-TPI Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Ok to keep it going, here is my contribution. It is a "Tayio", battery operated remote on a tether, 1/18th scale. It was made in Japan in the early to mid seventies, thus a primitive tin. What makes this one unusual is it's stripes. I have only seen one other one with stripes like this. If you like this one go to Dino's web page and ogle all day.
     
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    I don't have any unusual cars to post, but those Apollos sure look cool. I read about them in one of the Kit Car magazines a few months ago.
     
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    I don't have any unusual cars either, I scrapped out my '88 AMC Eagle wagon years ago. :screwup:
     
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    That Apollo is really cool looking!
     
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