QUOTE its a JAD thingie version of the Lola T70 MKIII coupe!!
With a lot of imagination...
A small detail: this is NOT a JAD car, but a Brimhall car. Gordon Brimhall produced these cars AFTER the Riggen-JAD series of kits, and they were sold strictly as RTR under the Brimhall banner. There ARE physical differences: wheels and tires and body colors are not the same as the JAD's.
QUOTE That was from the 1968-1/2 Auto World catalogue; In the following years it was the same price as their other cars, $9.50 in 69 then $8.95 as a low cost Group 12 in 1970.
In 1969 there's another real thingie listed, the "Mach 1" - I've never seen one of these in the flesh tho...
The Mach 1 was never a JAD, strictly a Riggen car with the brass inline chassis. It looked like a fish with scales on its back. Body had a 2-tone blue and silver paint job.
QUOTE Riggen also did a lot of loose interpretations in this line: the Chappie-XL, Ferrari Custom Coupe, Riggen Spyder and some very flat Lola T70, Ford MkIV, Porsche 917, Ferrari 612, etc. -- whoops, same bodies, but by 1970 they used either the flat pan brass chassis and 26D motor in the low cost version, or a Group 12 anglewinder chassis.
. Don, the JAD-Brimhall bodies cited above were NEVER used by Riggen after the "split" between Al Riggen and Gordon Brimhall. Brimhall sub-contracted Riggen to keep producing the JAD chassis and his bodies for himself, while Riggen had new bodies fit their brass chassis with drop arm, first inline, then the tooling modified for angle-winder use. It is at this exact time that I was an employee of the Riggen company. I know that it was easy to switch one chassis to the other type, but that was done later by customers or even retailers.
The TRUE Brimhall bodies, used STRICTLY on the JAD chassis except ONE (the Riggen Special, the very car shown by Edo here, because the mold was shared by Brimhall and Riggen) are the following:
Semi-assembled kits issued under the Riggen-JAD banner:
-BRM H16 F1
-Custom Ferrari P4 roadster
-Custom Ferrari P4 coupe
-Custom Chappie XL (Chaparral 2E with a long node and no wing)
And that's it.
Re-issued under the Brimhall banner as RTR:
and a brand new one:
-Lola T70 Can-Am (shared with Riggen)
Re-issued under the Riggen banner with brass inline, then angle-winder chassis:
The other later Riggen 1/24 scale brass cars were (all RTR):
Abarth 3-liter V8 RTR
Cyclone II RTR
McLaren M8A RTR
Mach One RTR
Dune Buggy RTR
Lola T70 RTR
Riggen Special RTR
Cro-Sal Olds RTR
Most cars re-issued in 1969 as "600" series, and in 1971 as "900" series w/ nickel-plated AW wire and plate chassis w/ Mura "A" motor
Lotus 49 F1 RTR (a really ugly WIDE car...)
Indy Eagle RTR (Same)
Chevy Camaro RTR
Ford Mustang RTR
Ford MKIV RTR
Porsche 908 RTR
Note that ALL these bodies share a common wheelbase and common attachment by clips to both the JAD Iso-fulcrum chassis and the Riggen brass chassis.