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I recently bought this Stabo Ferrari off Ebay and as you can see the old girl is a bit careworn.

It is missing a guide flag/pin (?) and two spoked wheel inserts.
The car is dirty - easily rectified - but it also has a curious mottling or crazing on the window glass
The motor runs but the contrate is very 'notchy' I think it has chipped teeth

So my question is

Should I try and restore it, in which case can anybody help with the missing inserts and guide flag/pin

Can I remedy the glass? Has anybody ever restored this sort of damaged glass, if so how?

Should I clean the body, paint and detail it and then pop it onto a new brass chassis with modern running gear and some nice PRS or similar wires to show it off?
The bodyshell has a pleasing line even if it is a little inaccurate here and there and would look good I think in a period dark metallic blue.







 

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Ebay France(because they were sold in conjunction with Jouef in the early 70s) or Ebay Germany is your best bet for parts Tifosi, & even then you`re going to be struggling unless a wrecked donor car comes along. Keep checking though, one will eventually pop up.
Even though they`re not a valuable car, they are nice & unusual. So I would say restore.
Cheers,
Kev.
 

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Hi Peter. There's a guy in Essen, Germany who deals in these Stabocars who'll no doubt be able to help you with replacement parts. His name is Rudiger Marx and his website address is www.stabocar.de I hope this is of some help.

Graham.
 

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QUOTE Even though they`re not a valuable car, they are nice & unusual

QUOTE His name is Rudiger Marx and his website address is www.stabocar.de I hope this is of some help

Nope - certainly not expensive, I got mine for less than the price of a current scaly car but if I had taken Zagatos advise I could have bought one from that guy in better condition for about the same price - bu$$er!

Interestingly Rudiger's car has chrome bumpers and wheel inserts and mine are black...

Thanks for the response guys
 

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Great stuff Phil, can you PM me a price for the black part of the guide and two black spoke wheel inserts?

Also should the wheels have spinners/knock offs? If so I guess i will use some MRRC or similar from the bits box.

Peter
 

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I like your storage system Phil! And the amazing thing is that you do seem to be able to find stuff...

Never noticed that about the windows, any idea what's going on? Outgassing, Degassing, Hypergassing? Too much glue, or EPO?

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QUOTE two black spoke wheel inserts? should the wheels have spinners/knock offs?

The knock offs should be moulded into the insert.
I'll chuck them in the post, buy me a beer sometime


QUOTE I like your storage system Phil!

Yea, I use the 'chuck it all in a box system', works for me.

The opaque windows were on the early production.
I think the wrinkling is just down to poor quality control, typical of German Slot cars which are all pretty awful.
(good job they don't make their 1:1 cars to the same standard!)
 

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Hi, Please restore this car, I would really like to see it when you've finished the work it needs. Please post more photos when done.

Thanks

Matthew
 

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QUOTE The knock offs should be moulded into the insert.

On closer examination I see that they are present

And Matthew I will restore the car thanks to Phil offering/finding the parts and I will repost but don't hold your breath, I am notoriously slow on my builds and I have some invasive surgery on my right shoulder in one weeks time...
 

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I'm just in the process of finishing off a rebuild/repaint on one of these now. I'm pretty sure that it's a Series 1 500 Superfast rather than a 330. The other problem (from my point of view) is that it's too small being around 1/34th scale - which doesn't seem much but to my eye it doesn't have the presence of a 500 which is quite a large car. It looks like all the GT cars share the same chassis so I would guess that everything is scaled from the car that the chassis was built for as the Masser is too big being around 1/29th scale.

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Crumbs Mike you are of course correct - I don't know why I called it a 330!

And yes, the 500 Superfast does have a lot of presence and this one does appear to be a bit weedy, i will check the dimensions when i have a mo'

Any chance of a Mod altering/correcting the heading on this thread?
 

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I'm not sure where you get your measurements from regarding the Mistral Mike, but I bought one some months ago with a view to reworking it. I bought it from the guy I mentioned above, Rudiger Marx, but before I actually had him send it, I asked him to measure it for me. Both length and width. Widthwise it's around 1mm too much, but the length is pretty much spot on being 140mm.

G.

 

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That`s looking really good Graham!
Tifosi also mentioned the bumpers on his car being black.
Jouef & Stabo often changed the detailing for no apparant reason.
Cheers,
Kev.
 

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QUOTE (zagato @ 3 Jan 2012, 18:17) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I'm not sure where you get your measurements from regarding the Mistral Mike,

The figure of 1/29th was based on the wheelbase and memory. Measuring again the wheelbase is 3mm too big which makes the WB right for 1/30th scale but you are correct in that the width and length are correct for 1/32nd.

I think my impression that it is so big is how it looks next to the Ferrari (sorry for the bad photo - I'm between cameras at the moment).


Mike
 
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