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Hi
Can someone ID this chassis and motor and possibly
a body that would have been used for this chassis. Thanks
for your help. CG

 

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Comagramps,
this is a Mila Miglia (sic) chassis from a RTR car called the "Cougar II" that was patterned after a body designed by young Jack Telnack over a Shelby-AC Cobra 289 chassis.
The motor is a Tyco sidewinder, called in this car "Capolupo" (try your Italian for good measure), illustrated by the little decal on top of the motor, a cartoon of of a smiling wolf with a top hat.
The front and rear wheels are not correct for this chassis as they are MPC wheels and tires. The Weldun 64-pitch would be correct if it had the proper ratio delivered with the car.
The chassis is made of extremely stiff aluminum alloy and did not fold like a French accordion when hitting the wall hard, which they did often because the drop arm made the car launch over the old bumpy tracks of the 1960's.
The car was sold in a beautiful red and gold box.
Mila Miglia, a company specialized in the manufacturing of magnesium wheels, did not sell too many of their Cougar II and folded in late 1967.
What do you expect from a company that can't even spell "Mille Miglia" correctly?
 

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Thanks Doc for the help with the chassis motor ID. I saw the Cheetah
post here and have a copper colored version and thought i would put
it on this chassis but i would have to cut the lower body to clear the
guide so back to square one. My eyeballs not being what they used to
be i counted 13 teeth on the steel pinion and 59 teeth on the spur gear.
I put the MPC wheels on it as it had none. I have some old Speed Age
magazines from the 50's and in the Aug 1956 issue they had an article
titled Ferrari sweeps Mille Miglia. There was a Polk Hobbies ad in one
of the magazines for an Aristo-Scalextric figure 8 race set. I have been
enjoying the Pro car restorations that you have been doing also.
Thanks again CG
 
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