Antiquing in Pismo – Rare Scale Model Find!

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Toy built in 1966 - cool!

We have some real grand prix pictures to share with you all, but I’m still finalizing that, so for now, you get this scale sized preview.

I’ve been taking a small break from working on cars and went on a mini road trip with some friends to San Luis Obispo area. While we were antiquing in Pismo Beach (something you’ll rarely, if ever, hear a car guy say), I ran across a 1966 1:43 scale model of a Ford Lotus Grand Prix – SCORE!

The box smells like old library books.
The box smells like old library books.

 

Toy built in 1966 - cool!
Toy built in 1966 – cool!

 

Looks like all the parts are there.
Looks like all the parts are there.

 

Nam working hard on his scale model of a more advanced racing machine ;)
Nam working hard on his scale model of a more advanced racing machine 😉

 

I'm making progress - this is coming together faster than my real race car!
I’m making progress – this is coming together faster than my real race car!

 

The suspension work is quite detailed on this small cheap model.
The suspension work is quite detailed on this small cheap model.

 

Following instructions make for quick work of this project.
Following instructions make for quick work of this project.

 

Looks quite decent, if I do say so myself.
Looks quite decent, if I do say so myself.

 

I dialed in some camber for the front for better turning :)
I dialed in some camber for the front for better turning 🙂

 

Comes with its own display box, sweet.
Comes with its own display box, sweet.

 

Past and future machines coming together.
Past and future machines coming together.

 

Nam - proud of his work.
Nam – proud of his work.

 

Loving my new old toy - it resembles the Sprite I race (at least in color scheme).
Loving my new old toy – it resembles the Sprite I race (at least in color scheme).

 

Wow, so many cool cars to collect - and only for pennies!
Wow, so many cool cars to collect – and only for pennies!

 

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