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As the title says I bought these two 1/24th scale cars on a bit of a whim and why not.

Don't really know what I've got or from what period so any help appreciated.

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My first thought is a McLaren body?. The writing on the cockpit is M.A.C (or G). I'm assuming pre painted as the finish is very thing and translucent and there is some clear plastic where the wheel arches have been cut out.
Chassis is steel..

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Ignore the motor as someone has fitted a Johnston.

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with a brass chassis

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Can't see any markings and from the design it looks to be adjustable?
 

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Interesting smorgasbord...

The first has a Flexi type chassis, but not sure if it's by Parma or one of their competitors; somebody who does more modern racing should be able to identify it for you. Could be anywhere from the 1990s to present. MAC was the main body supplier for serious slot racers in the 1970s, following Lancer, Dynamic, etc. (the book Slot Car Dreams has lots more info)

The second has an AYK chassis from Japan; they made a lot of stuff for various manufacturers and also issued their own items like this chassis. It would probably take a can-drive 16D mounted on its side. The body is a modified Lotus 40, offered by... not sure here, maybe the distributor Western Hobbies and I think Riggen did something like that too.

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Hello, Beardy56,...The first car is a MAC Lola T160, running on a Champion 'Flexi" chassis......a bit of a misnomer as the chassis is like a board,.....and the Johnson definitely needs to go !!

It appears to be in quite good shape, and with a bit of TLC, should run very well, particularly on the commercial type tracks.

The second is a Lancer Lotus 40, on a what appears to be a "Kit" chassis (the front and rear brackets are from a manufacturer) likely from Kemtron, or another early 60's manufacturer..........if Don Siegel responds, he will probably know.

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Our posts crossed Chris, or chris-crossed... Are you sure about the Lotus being a Lancer? I didn't think they did one with those spoilers...

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Hi Don, After a closer look, I think you are right,.............I should look a bit longer before I speak. To that end, I am not sure about the maker of the Lotus.



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Just to add a bit more info, the chassis for the MAC body is a Champion Turbo-flex flexi chassis. When set up properly, they race well with 16D & FK motors. Champion was bought by Parma about 10 yrs. ago. Parma itself, has been shrinking in size for years & finally closed earlier this year. Some of the Turbo-flex chassis are still being manufactured by a Chicago area raceway.

MAC bodies was started by three men. The "A" was Lloyd Asbury of Lancer body fame, I forget who the other two men were. At some point, Parma acquired some of the MAC molds & was actually pulling some MAC bodies. I'm guessing the Lola body on the first car is the same age as the chassis, something from the mid-90s or newer.

Sunset bodies in Australia has/had a similar looking swoopy Lotus 40 as the Riggen on the second car.
Their spoilers were smoother looking in my opinion.
 
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