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Everyone knows of the 1/32 scale McKee RTR made by Strombecker from 1966 with at least 3 different chassis. But a 1/24 scale version was never produced.

Indeed there WERE prototypes and a plan to produce the cars in the larger scale, and at least one has survived. During a recent visit to Bob McKee, he showed me this rare little beast, made from fiberglass, shown here next to its little 1/32 scale brother:







The chassis is the standard "series II" (1966) with provision for the cast zinc drop arm.

The car is unique as far as I know, unless someone else out there has one of these hand-built prototypes. It was of course never issued, despite being announced in a few magazines.
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Interesting. Thanks, Mr Pea!

Looks like a prototype that was never intended to turn a lap. Is that body attached with epoxy or something? I see 3 blobs.

Nice surface finish for a prototype glass body.

Very high pan too, allowing for a bottom-mounted drop arm. Curious design.
 

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The chassis is held by 3 clear plastic expanding plugs like all other Strombecker cars of the period. The chassis was standard fare and is very common.

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