Interesting that Pink Kar have decided to basically re-issue CV008 which has the same livery as CV055 except provided by stickers unlike the CV055 which is tampo printed, would have been better to have found another version to produce for the many Ferrari fans out there.
In the Barcelona Hobby Fair 2003 the people of Pink Car in a private conversation have opened the idea of reissuing the first GTO to align it with the new liveries, tampoo printed nd better finished.
This day I have said to them that there are only 39 Ferrari 250 GTO, all of them surviving. If others had issued non existent versions of cars, why not Pink Car, at a slow pace, should produce every one of this famous series?
In the Mini-Auto Catalogue 2004 there is an insert of Pink-Car, and there is a courious paragraph: ' A por los 39' (to the 39!)
You know, people on the other side of the slot arena aren't dumb.
QUOTE (Sidecar Steve @ 9 Jun 2004, 08:57)The wheels in Seth's pic look more realistic and there sees to be a better fit of tyre in guard.
Is this a Pink-Kar too or what?
Yep, It's a Pink Kar release. In fact most of the Pink Kar GTO's have the plastic wheels as per Seth's pic. Aaron's picture (rally GTO) has wheels with photo-etched inserts.
It took a bit of thought whilst browsing in Pendleslot, but I bought the green no.35 car instead of the rally one; IMHO the original plastic "spokes" look better than the etched inserts.
My Pink-Kar Ferrari 250 GTO is the "Targa Florio 63" version or as Pendleslot has posted: CV 008. It's a nice car except for the decals and the fact that it doesn't run very well. Must be my slowest car beside my Pink-Kar Auto Union Typ C.
QUOTE Must be my slowest car beside my Pink-Kar Auto Union Typ C.
An easy upgrade for the early Pink Kars fitted with the HO type motor is to fit an SCX RX4 motor together with Pink Kars own motor adaptor set RV-017. not only will you benefit from a quicker motor but the extra weight will also be of benefit.
.........Why is it that a manufacture can bring out a car that looks like it's been made in some ones shed in the 1960's with crap plastic bits on it for £30.............. just because it is a GTO some people think it's a good car. I have the blue and white one it takes a lot of tuning to make it work, wheels are not round, axle not straight, bad mesh on the grown gear and so on. Shame about the figures are only arms and head.
......could be worse it could be a Team Slot car! now they are really bad.
The thing that seems strange to me is why they would do a car that didn't even start the race, according to the results I found for the '63 Targa Florio:
<DNS, 106, Kalman von Csazy/Andrew Hedges*, Ferrari 250 GTO,  Accident in practice, Grand Touring 3000 >
It's also strange that the original had a lone driver and the new one has the co-driver reading rally notes from the rally version. I like the original wheels too, I also have the #35 (2nd Daytona '64, David Piper) and find it runs amazingly well with that little HO motor. It does get very hot after only a few laps, though. I am looking for the adapter for an SCX type motor. Do you need to change the crown gear when doing this? Or can you just run a large (10 or 11T) pinion gear?
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