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Hi All,

I have a Blue Monster (McLaren-Elva MK1A) body but am not sure which chassis will go with it.
I read a very brief note at the LASCM. It states " a Lancer-supplied body over a unique chassis" which doesn't really help me much.

Any ideas ?

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Discussion Starter · #3 ·
I noticed one for sale at ElectricDreams but as usual it comes at a price.

Maybe I'll have to put the body away for a few decades until something surfaces. It uses a K&B HellCat motor. there's one on yahoo japan atm. but I guess that'll also get blown out of proportion price wise.. I saw a Ferrari Dino (twin pack) going for nearly $4000... simply insane !
 

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hhmm... Waiting waiting waiting.. oh the pain
( its only been a week )
 

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Wooooo.... that long ago..

You sure about that, 3 years ! If so I am doomed...

I'll be a blabbering mess waiting that long for one to surface..

A Blabbering Blue Monster even
 

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Well there you go..

The power of speech or pen ... well whatever it be these days....

The Blue Monster at Electric Dreams is gone ....
 

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I wonder if it will make anyone elses Rarity list? It sure made mine
 

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Wow I am simply humbled Don .. I really appreciate such an amazing insight into the Blue Monster. I'm so glad some BM stories are now surfacing. Its refreshing to hear a story that holds the BM with high regard as I've heard a few stories of it being flimsy & a bit of a no goer on the track. But I guess & I can only speculate here as I was no where around in the golden age of the 60s but I presume that many cars of this era that were perceived to racers as having potential were ceremoniously plonked onto the garage desktop for some serious tweaking & upon race day, surprised a few rivals. Go B.M !


I've scoured the net to the best of my ability and found next to nothing on the BM. When one Google`s Blue Monster you're simply faced with big blue monsters as it's a fairly generic name as apposed to something like Chaparral (In my opinion the BM is more elusive than the ChapE-2. We're talking MIB.) but what do I know... I'm merely a novice on my path to the holy grail.

Soon I'll be flying into the Land of slotcar mania U.S.A ( Ultimate Slot Authority ) for a few weeks vacation. I'm hoping to attend a swap meet somewhere along the way. I envisage myself strolling the isles with a few vintage car kits tucked under my arm...wishful thinking, i know. I have no idea how popular vintage collectors are compared to contemporary collectors in the USA.. i am considering taking a few of my British scaley cars over with me to swap.. might fetch a decent $ or a fair trade.

note: I mentioned I was nowhere to be seen in the 60s.. not true, its just my little fingers back then were way too weak to squeeze the throttle.
 

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Wow .. I really appreciate the shots Don.. amazing stuff.

Have the cars ever touched the track since you've acquired them. I'm guessing not but I do notice some grease or rubber particles on the Blue Monster & the braids look ever so slightly used...
if so how does it handle now ? Must be so hard resisting the urge not running such a superb car.


My BM body arrived last week. it sits pride of place at the moment. I'm even tempted to print out the advertising you've posted and frame it behind the body.. I know it would probably look a little odd without the chassis, wheels etc.. but it may give me incentive to sniff out a chassis rather than the body simply stuck away in a draw.

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