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Do you have any facts and figures on this? I've been warned that the P4 suffers from Vanquish disease, but I've never been close enough to one to find out.
I really don't want to spoil anyone's party on this, but there's a lot of beer vouchers at stake here. If the car is right, I'll buy one. If it's out of scale, I'll buy myself a lot of fine evenings at the pub instead.
If someone would measure the wheelbase of their Racer model, plus maybe a few other measurements, it would put my mind at rest. I won't weep over a minor inaccuracy, but I want it to look right on my track. Love the car. Want one. But nervous...
I've got 7 Racer Ferrari's now (RTR versions) including the 3 car Daytona set. Personally I don't care about the scale side of things as they are definitely not seeing a race track, at least not in my lifetime.
Thanks for the offer MRE. I did pre-order all the P4's/412's well over a year ago through Pendle, but if there are any problems I will definitely get in touch.
To answer the availability question, we are placing our first order with Racer this weekend, having only just officially got the distributorship. All those dealers that contact me before then (an I have emailed most of them) should see the fruition of their orders in about 4 weeks, as these models are made to order by Racer, and not already in stock at the factory ready to ship. Whoever you ordered your models from, if you want to be sure that all is going well, contact your dealer and they will confirm the order for you.
The following models are available to order now: the prices are the recommended retail only, your dealer may be different.
RCR01 Ferrari 333SP Momo Daytona '98 £145.00
RCR01K Ferrari 333SP Momo Daytona '98 Unpainted Kit £80.00
RCR01P Ferrari 333SP Momo Daytona '98 Pre-painted Kit £90.00
RCR02 Ferrari 333SP Lista Sebring '99 £145.00
RCR02K Ferrari 333SP Lista Sebring '99 Unpainted Kit £80.00
RCR02P Ferrari 333SP Lista Sebring '99 Pre-painted Kit £90.00
RCR03 Ferrari 333SP Giesse LM '98 £165.00
RCR03K Ferrari 333SP Giesse LM '98 Unpainted Kit £88.00
RCR04 Ferrari 412P Scuderia Filipinetta LM '67 £150.00
RCR04K Ferrari 412P Scuderia Filipinetta LM '67 Unpainted Kit £90.00
RCR04P Ferrari 412P Scuderia Filipinetta LM '67 Pre-painted Kit £105.00
RCR05 Ferrari 412P Nart LM '67 £150.00
RCR05K Ferrari 412P Nart LM '67 Unpainted Kit £90.00
RCR05P Ferrari 412P Nart LM '67 Pre-painted Kit £105.00
RCR06R Ferrari 330 P4 Stradale Red £145.00
RCR06Y Ferrari 330 P4 Stradale Yellow £145.00
RCR06PR Ferrari 330 P4 Stradale Red Pre-painted Kit £105.00
RCR06PY Ferrari 330 P4 Stradale Yellow Pre-painted Kit £105.00
RCR06K Ferrari 330 P4 Stradale Unpainted Kit £90.00
RCR07 Ferrari 330 P4 Ecurie Francorchamps LM '67 £150.00
RCR07K Ferrari 330 P4 Ecurie Francorchamps LM '67 Unpainted Kit £90.00
RCR07P Ferrari 330 P4 Ecurie Francorchamps LM '67 Pre-painted Kit £105.00
RCR08 Ferrari 330 P4 Daytona 24hrs 1967 Winner £155.00
RCR08K Ferrari 330 P4 Daytona 24hrs 1967 Winner Unpainted Kit £90.00
RCR08P Ferrari 330 P4 Daytona 24hrs 1967 Winner Pre-painted Kit £109.00
RCR09 Ferrari 330 P4 BOAC 500 Brands Hatch 1967 £155.00
RCR09K Ferrari 330 P4 BOAC 500 Brands Hatch 1967 Unpainted Kit £90.00
RCR09P Ferrari 330 P4 BOAC 500 Brands Hatch 1967 Pre-painted Kit £109.00
RCR10 Ferrari 330 P4 Official LM67 Scarfiotti/Parkes £155.00
RCR10K Ferrari 330 P4 Official LM67 Scarfiotti/Parkes Unpainted Kit £90.00
RCR10P Ferrari 330 P4 Official LM67 Scarfiotti/Parkes Pre-painted Kit £109.00
RCRLE01 Daytona 1967 3 Car Set 'Finish Line' Painted RTR Models £500.00
These models are due in 2004, dates and prices to follow:
RCR11 Ferrari 250 LM Road Car
RCR11K Ferrari 250 LM Road Car Unpainted Kit
RCR11P Ferrari 250 LM Road Car Pre-painted Kit
RCR12 Ferrari 250 LM Nart Le Mans 1965 Winner Gregory/Rindt
RCR12K Ferrari 250 LM Nart Le Mans 1965 Winner Gregory/Rindt Unpainted Kit
RCR12P Ferrari 250 LM Nart Le Mans 1965 Winner Gregory/Rindt Pre-painted Kit
RCR14 Ferrari 250 LM Ecurie Francorchamps Le Mans 1965
RCR14K Ferrari 250 LM Ecurie Francorchamps Le Mans 1965 Unpainted Kit
RCR14P Ferrari 250 LM Ecurie Francorchamps Le Mans 1965 Pre-painted Kit
Make sure when you contact your dealer to order that you have the correct code and, if applicable, the correct suffix, as there are 3 or more versions of most models. I have not yet recieved any stock here so cannot take pictures, but there are some at www.gaugemaster.co.uk/racer.html for your reference.
I don't want to stir up any controversy, but purely for the sake of interest;
The wheelbase of the Ferrari P4 was 2400 mm in real life. That's 75mm in 1/32 between the axle centres. If anyone could take a moment to measure their Racer P4, I'd be very interested to know the result.
I used to have a Lancer bodied model, which was destroyed in a tragic race incident about 30 years ago. I have a 'Betta' bodied version now, which is very much a 'handling' design, mounted on a Fly Ventura chassis.
What I would really like is a proper scale replica to make my life complete at last.
Thanks Aaron for the full list. I see there is another 330 P4 on the list which I wasn't aware of (RCR10).
Looking at the Le Mans race for that year, I believe there were another 3 330/412 Ferraris entered into the race that have not yet been modelled. I was thinking of getting a cabinet made up from "Picture Pride Displays", but I think I will hold back for a while just incase they become available as well.
QUOTE Do you have any facts and figures on this? I've been warned that the P4 suffers from Vanquish disease, but I've never been close enough to one to find out.
The Lancer body is right on for both size and accurate shape.
It is indeed very unfortunate that the RACER P4's are too big, but this in no way takes anything from their beauty and quality. Why did RACER chose to make them bigger than 1/32 scale is another Vanquished mystery...
It is certainly a bit visually frustrating to race one against a Scalextric Ford GT.
Most of the RACER car will never hit the track anyway, but one has to really question the commercial viability of chosing an odd scale to make replicas. It is public knowledge that at least in North America, Vanquish-MG sales have been soft to say the least.
Aaaah Mr TSRF, you make me long for my lunched Lancer. They were beautiful, weren't they? It's not just my nostalgic wistfulness after all. The best argument ever for vac-formed bodies- the only way you can get that thin-framed cockpit to look right in small scale. I've ordered a Nostalgia resin copy, but it'll be a hard job to get it looking as good as your original.
But still no news of the Racer model dimensions? I'm very interested.
Thanks for the dimensions and the scale Syd; I am yet to get one in stock so I could not supply the details!
Scott, I have had a couple of requests for decals - I will see what I can do and get back to you.
TSRF I think you hit the nail on the head - they may be a little off scale, but I doubt at the price they will hit the track. Can any expert tell me if the dimensions are accurate though as far as bodyshape/length/height?
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