Project - Whateverthisis
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Project - Whateverthisis 10 years, 8 months ago #1

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I think its a Porsche... have had this one since my early teens. I think its from a racing car set.



A brainstorm and a good amount of spare time in the summer holidays spurred me to make my own chassis for \'whateverthisis\'.



Just was a kid with big dreams of becoming a car designer...
I think I\'m going to rebuild this one... or continue rebuilding \'whateverthisis\'



Re:Project - Whateverthisis 10 years, 8 months ago #2

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This is an Abarth-Simca 1200 (or if not a Simca, another Abarth of some variety). Interesting model!

Re:Project - Whateverthisis 10 years, 8 months ago #3

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ya, I agree... and thanks for that... had me stumped for several decades.

Anyhoo... once I find some piccies I\'ll see if I can fix a better chassis for this car and fix the body up a bit.

Re:Project - Whateverthisis 10 years, 8 months ago #4

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It would nice in the dark with a light inside Richard.

Re:Project - Whateverthisis 10 years, 8 months ago #5

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Looks like the plastic bodies I used to get for my HO scale race set. Rewind the motors and use different bodies and had great fun.

Re:Project - Whateverthisis 10 years, 8 months ago #6

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thats awesome .... that is modeling

Re:Project - Whateverthisis 10 years, 8 months ago #7

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well, really need to tinker with this one a bit... Its been close on 3 decades.

Re:Project - Whateverthisis 10 years, 8 months ago #8

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RVREVO wrote:

I think its a Porsche...




Found it... Its a Porsche 1961 356 Carrera GTL Abarth

Re:Project - Whateverthisis 10 years, 8 months ago #9

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Looks like a near match to me there Richy.

Re:Project - Whateverthisis 10 years, 8 months ago #10

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sometimes the memories work... now just got to figure how to fix the arches

Re:Project - Whateverthisis 10 years, 8 months ago #11

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Looks as if you could use another coat of paint on that body. The louvers are wrong that does not matter as the rest is very true to life. Another coat or two of paint should do you just fine.

Re:Project - Whateverthisis 10 years, 8 months ago #12

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oh, a couple of other things are wrong too...

it is an abarth though

Re:Project - Whateverthisis 10 years, 8 months ago #13

Administrator
I woz right, it is an Abarth Simca:



More here:

www.motorbase.com/vehicle/by-id/799972153/

Re:Project - Whateverthisis 10 years, 8 months ago #14

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Well Done!!!

anbd still designed by Abarth???

Re:Project - Whateverthisis 10 years, 8 months ago #15

Administrator
Yep - they kind of used the same basic bodyshell (especially the front bit!) with all sorts of engines.

ETA
If you search eBay for Abarth Simca, you\'ll find loads of diecast models of this car on those £4.99+£6.00 shipping-from-China type deals (I think they\'re from partworks)
Last Edit: 10 years, 8 months ago by Baskingshark.
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