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WooHoo!!!

Damn, that torino is HUGE!! But maybe Scaley have got the wheel sizes too small on it. Thanks for the link.


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wow that looks so fabulous! I love starsky's arm casually on the window sill! And cheesy flames on the corvette too! Sorted!!!!
 

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QUOTE (a Bill @ 13 Jun 2004, 00:59)Those things are huge in real life.
Slow as molasses too.
What sort of bhp (or, more importantly, torque
) are we talking about in a standard Gran Torino?


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QUOTE (fouldsc @ 14 Jun 2004, 10:46)They look cool - when they due out in England ?
Birthday soon and gotta start writing my list !
Planned release from Scalextric will be Q3 for this set.

In past experiences normally in September you will se the set.

Hope this helps.

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Ultimate-32 - I was understanding the 2 car sports edition (pictured) was due out this month, and the 'set' with track was due out in Q3... can you (or someone else) clarify?

cheers

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http://starskytorino.com/ Shows the cars at Carlisle Pennsylvania. I was there that day but didn't really spend much time looking at the striped tomatoes
I was looking at the new GT and Mustang plus a boatload of old lightweights from the Ford racing program in the '60s.

By 1973 Ford had killed off ALL performance cars so they could meet new Federal emissions standards. So finding horsepower figures is a little difficult because all Ford engines at that time were pigs. The 351M and 400 engines are low compression slugs and the 460 that was available wasn't exactly as powerful as the size suggests. I think the 351M put out about 180 HP. The Torino at that time weighed in at 4,000 pounds delivered, which means only 4 gallons of gas in the tank.

The TV show was the ONLY reason these cars got anyones interest. They don't look bad but are very big, not so great handling and rather slow. They look nice though


To be fair, no US automakers made any cars that ran back then. It was a sad time in automotive history. Huge cars, weak motors, no fuel economy and rust prone steel. The mid '70s American cars are the reason the Japanese automakers were able to get a foot hold in the US.
 

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apparently paul michael glazier did a lot of the driving in the tv show; he says he absolutlely hated the torino, and tried to crash it at every opportunity!
 

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It's not that bad a car
It's just underpowered and overweight. Easily fixed with an upgraded motor, a shot of nitrous and a sawzall.
 

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QUOTE (astro @ 14 Jun 2004, 18:42)Ultimate-32 - I was understanding the 2 car sports edition (pictured) was due out this month, and the 'set' with track was due out in Q3... can you (or someone else) clarify?

cheers

Dave
Dave

I have spoken direct to Hornby I can confirm that the 2603A set will be available mid July.


The confusion was due to the deletion of C2553A Starsky & Hutch car on its own was sceduled for Q3.

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QUOTE (Ultimate-32 @ 15 Jun 2004, 09:57)I have spoken direct to Hornby I can confirm that the 2603A set will be available mid July.

sweeeeeet ! - my birthday is in august - I know whats on the top of my list !
 

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The 'ltd' edition (6000) pack is available in the UK - stunning photos from getslotted as usual.






Scalextric have only produced 6000 of these compared to the recent flooding of the market with 10000 of the lister, goodwood, minis and last gt40 so should make these that bit more collectable

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Disappointing though not to see some scale cardboard boxes included for us to crash through and a doped up Huggy bear.

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