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MGB OLD FAITHFUL 1966 Marathon de la Route at the Nurburgring No. 47
Drivers: Andrew Hedges and Julien Vernaeve

Reference: C3270A
Type: Single car, presentation box
Class: Classic
Availability: December 2012

The Scalextric model
A great iconic British sports car for the Scalextric classic car enthusiast, the MGB is an iconic car. In celebration of 50 incredible years of MGB and the legacy it imprints within British automotive history, Scalextric presents a tribute to the outright win at the 1966 Marathon de la Route at the Nurburgring for the works MGB roadster, driven by Andrew Hedges and Julien Vernaeve, registration GRX 307D, known as 'Old Faithful' - because it never failed. The detailed car includes wire wheels with knock-off spinners, working lights at the front and rear as well as Magnatraction and Scalextric Digital DPR facility.

History
Celebrating 50 Years of MGB. First launched in May 1962, the MGB became the epitome of the modern British sports car. The affordable MGB spawned many variants along the way; from a car originally intended to be a two-seater replacement for the hugely successful MGA. The GT version was announced in October 1965 and was an overnight success.

The MGB was an all-new car in many respects and was distinguished by its unitary body and chassis structure. The monocoque construction allowed engineers more scope with design and layout of the passenger compartment.
The racing pedigree of the MGB swiftly emerged and the success that these, often only moderately tuned, MGBs had in racing, serves as testimony to their balance of performance and reliability.

Features
High detail. Magnatraction. Quick-change guide braid. Working lights front and rear, Magnatraction. DPR.











 

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David J
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Hope you're right Kev and if it is I apologise in advance.
Be a shame to spoil an otherwise lovely model.
 

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Living the Life!
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A quick check on my favourite site and this car is still on TBC pro-order yet there are THIRTEEN new unannounced models now available ...


The driver of the MGB looks to be the one they use on the BMC Minis.
 

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Circuit Owner
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Presumably the sills will be painted in rust effect - just like the real thing.

My dad had a MGB V8 (the original version not the modern one) and I was always afraid the front end would part company with the back end under hard acceleration having seen the state of the sills
 

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Living the Life!
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I reckon that these little fellers will become as addictive as the Lotus 49 ......... now what time does Pendle's open in the morning??

Maybe Scalextric could produce a Frog Eye some day?
 

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I don't normally go for these "oldies", but what a lovely model. I imagine it will sell like hot cakes.
 

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Living the Life!
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I know Kev ....... mine is on it's way
 

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MG looks grand - and the Gold Leaf is a beauty (I have mine on the way)

cheers
DM
 

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Living the Life!
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It certainly is a nice model ....... and the unannounced "MGB No.48 Sebring 12 hour 1964 - Frank Morrill & Jim Adams" is available now.
 
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