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Hi All

Not normally my thing, but can any one identify this car;


Mazda RX-7?
Parma Ref number???

Thanks for any help
 

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Jim Moyes
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Tricky one that!

From the colour, my best guess would be...................JCB!!
 

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It's a Parma Mazda, on a Womp chassis.
I believe the RTR cars are coded 414 or 415 dependent on the motor speed, with a letter suffix denoting the body. Parma don't currently list a Mazda in their online catalogue.

If iit has a shallow, chamfered guide and is just about controllable on plastic track, it's a homeset car (414). If it has a deep square guide and appears to be a bit of a screamer, it's the raceway version (415) and won't run on plastic track without the guide trimming.

They are amongst the least desirable and valuable of slot cars to either the hard-body or lexan body fraternities on this side of the pond, though this one's not without a certain gawky charm. They do have an afterlife as the basis for a 16D-powered slotstox car.

Hope this helps

Rob
 

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Thanks Rob

Agreed it's not the most atractive or desirable models, but one of only two that i know of representing (however vague) the Mazda RX-7 - the other being the Tyco 1;43rd version (which i picked up at Orpington).

The ref numbers 414 and 415 is this for the chassis rather than the body - do they have ref numbers for the bodies?

This is the only reason i bought it


No doubt in a few months someone will build a superb resin version and i can dispose of the Parma!
 

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Jim Moyes
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Oh! Right then - I take it all back!

Now that you've added the picture of the real car, I can see the resemblence
 
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