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Got this 1/24 vac-bodied Revell Cobra a couple of weeks ago

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It has the well known Cobra 427 body, sold by Revell in their line of 1/24 clear bodies, paired to a chassis

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that seems a modification of the Lotus 23 Delrin chassis, with added mounting posts and for second series FT16D (can driven, big bearing) motor.

Besides having already seen some other example of this car, I know very little about it, so I will appreciate very much any information.

The car seems to me a late RTR model, made after the much more sophisticated asymmetric cars: may it be the last 1/24 car by Revell?. The chassis has "copyright 1966" engraved, but this may come from the original mould of the Lotus chassis. The car looks completely original to me. The decals are those coming with the clear bodies; there are no signs of a front decal on my car, and I remember seeing at least other two examples with the same strange placement of the three roundels. Does someone know if these cars came with the decals already applied? In the affirmative case did they come with a fourth roundel at the front? The original decal sheet had four roundels and I have a spare at hand, so I should be able to add a fourth roundel if this is correct thing. Also, were these cars sold in boxes or -more likely- in clear blisters as some late Lotus 23?

Many thanks in advance,

Eduardo

P.S. I forgot to say that I like very much that car. The older I get, the more I appreciate the slot cars by their character, general lines and stance. and less by the details, but of course this is personal.
 

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Yes, indeed, Philippe, it helps a lot; many thanks. Have never seen that packaging before. It seems that I can turn my example into a boxed (well, blistered) one by just using some film from my kitchen! Really, as you say, they got from the very best to the worse in a short while; it's the market I suppose!

Cheers,

Eduardo
 

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Thanks for showing Don. Also your car has the decals of the sheet that came wit the clear bodies, this one:

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Since I have seen some other car with the same decals, maybe some of those RTR were sold with a clear body decal sheet.

By the way, does anybody knows the use of the four stripes on the decal sheet? Did some real car have them? Did some search a time ago with no result.
 

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Success! Maybe there's something in my former text causing the problem. In any case thanks Philippe and Steve for your answers
 

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As far as I know, Super Shells initially had a single sport chasis, they name pop-in, with the lugs that allow direct attachment to an Elite body. For the Lotus 30 or Porsche, a leaflet instructed you to cut the lugs, open holes on the tabs and screw the thus modified pop-in to the body. Later on (but not much I would say) they decided to do the job for you, and issued modified pop-ins with holes and no lugs, naming them screw-in. A screw-in is thus identical to a pop-in but for the holes and missing lugs. Hope this helps.

Eduardo
 

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The dark green Lotus? The first one I see I think. Should it have a screen, or like the light green version, it came without it?
 

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John_m_w: From the two double poled motors I have, one is tin soldered while the other, apparently, is not:

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That may depend on the builder I suppose, An interesting feature of your motor is that it has one of the added (shorter) pole pieces inside and the other outside. In principle I would have said that to be impossible, or at least do not leave clearance enough for the armature, but your photo is clear...
 

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Nice car Steve, and not easy to find. Mine came from Australia some time ago and was far more expensive than yours, and not only due to the shipping. Congratulations,
Eduardo
 
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