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Slot Classics 'Pegaso Spyder Touring'

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Slot Classics (Spain), one of the most expensive but beautifully presented and detailed resin kit manufacturers out there, not for the average slot fanatic in style and cost (average €155 per kit) maybe but certainly desireable to the collector and builder.

One of the latest releases is the stunning Pegaso Spyder Touring, as raced at Le Mans in 1953.

Three were ordered for the race but a fire in one depleted the Team to two. Running V8 motors with a Roots Compressor, Webber twin Carburator and dry housing 4 overhead cam system, they were clocked at more than 230Km per hour on the Hunaudieres straight.
Sadly the braking system was not as advanced as the engine and this was to cause car number 28 (livery for the kit) to crash in spectacular fashion entering into the Dunlop curve during second practice. The driver 'Juan Jover' was thrown clear and survived although a long stay in hospital followed. The other car had just retired with braking problems. These two events combined to make the owner W.P. Ricart decide to withdraw from the race.

However, this has not detered Slot Classic from producing one of the most amazing kits I have ever seen, I can't do a full build review as the car was given to me to make a special series in GSR magazine. I can however show you the quality and attention to detail you get for your money...


In the bottom right corner is a resin throwaway tool for ease of wheel assembly. The pinion gears are SlotIt and extra, as is the Evo 1 motor I chose for the build(not pictured).

THE most detailed and clean resin body I have seen.

Great attention to 'period' and quality for the driver also.

These are full metal cast parts and virtually blemish free.

Thick etching makes these parts stand out from the crowd.

Placing a light kit into this model might be a crime when you look at the great glass ones supplied.

Crisp, thin and clear - what else could you ask ?

I feel Slot Classic have more than equalled their asking price with this model, if the others are a match then I know whats on my birthday list for the next decade, I am going to enjoy making this alot
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I have built the Ferrari 350S and raced it as well- no shelf queens in my shop! Later models may have had a bit more attention paid to casting thickness than the Ferrari but my experience was that although I did a fair amount of grinding and even cut away large sections of the driver-cockpit casting that are hidden by the tonneau cover, the combination of the heavy body and narrow track make for a somewhat "tippy" car. I have added weight by fashioning a guide holder from 0.125" brass (needed to get the guide down far enough) and by using some stick-on lead on the bottom of the chassis but have yet to achieve the performance I want to go along with the great appearance. ( I want, at least, to be able to run with the Ninco classics of the same period) Currently I have it fitted with a PlaFit Rabbit - a bit too much motor - slot-it gears and alloy rear wheels machined to take the Slot Classics photoetched inserts (the kit, as supplied had good but not overwhelming resin wire wheel inserts)

"On the list" as a to do is building a scratch brass chassis and some more grinding of the body. Assuming that this approach is successful, the Aston, Morgans and 300SLs on the shelf will get the same approach.

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