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OCAR Karmann Ghia

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I've seen threads lately about 1) road-going cars without racing features and 2) slot cars that entice our spouses however reluctantly to play along with us. This is about both of those. We live out in the middle of nowhere (certainly no slotters around) and maintaining any level of slot interest in my wife is paramount to have someone to cruise along with (racing is out of the question *grin*).

For my wife, it's all about sentiment and if i build her a surprise car in her favorite "powder blue" every Christmas I'm good for another 12 months. Some of you may recall the Airfix E-type rally car from last year. This year it's an Ocar Karmann Ghia. We like no-magnet racing and Carrera chassis (among others) suit us just fine. I wanted white sidewalls and was pleasantly surprised to discover that the 57 Thunderbird has exactly the same wheelbase as the Karmann! So it was just a matter of finding a used Tbird on Ebay and then reselling that Thunderbird body (which surprisingly covered the entire original outlay).

Here you go..something a little different. Hope you like it!

PS obviously you'll see a woman driver if you look close. Half the fun for my wife is choosing her clothing and hair color. This year, tortoise shell eye-glasses were the big fun. Hey...whatever it takes!

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