Mine is the Cooper based one, I found it inside the box of a Monogram 1/24 Chapparal I bought. I have no idea how it got there but it was a nice suprise.
However it has sat here for nearly a year and needs a loving home I guess, here it is...
The reverse of the label says it is made of Pactron which I guess is another name for Lexan but under the Pactra label? anyone?
I have no idea of its scale fidelity but I am positive someone will know
Oh yes! The OTHER King Cobra! They must breed, these things!
My Pactra bodied car sits on a scratchbuilt brass rod anglewinder chassis with brass plate drop arm, Swiss. The motor is an old Mabuch S, and the gears are SCD's I think. MRRC wheels/tyres, of course.
The engine 'detail' is a bunch of aluminium tubes for the carb intakes, chrome stack exhausts nicked from a MRRC Chaparral, long ago converted to another version. Fly driver, interior is black cardboard.
I think that number 97 Cooper is actually the Lang Cooper driven by Charlie Hayes in 1965. It was quite different from the Carol Shelby prepared so called King Cobra version of 1963/64 and shared little of its success.
The Lang was actually a cooper/monaco/king cobra rebody, an attempt at better aero.
Another version you can get is the later monogram body with the flared rear wheel arches. This is modeled after the "Purple People Eater", an effort by Nickey Ford and Jim Jeffords to put wider tires in '65 on one of the cars. The Nickey guys had originally run a series of Vettes(they were a chevy dealer), then bought one of the Scarabs (for $17,500!!), then this car, then a McLaren Mk2.
I am not sure that their flared version saw much action. I have a video of the '65 Nassau race where the car was running against the Chapaarall IIs.
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