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There are 3D files for both the Mangusta and Pantera. I have been considering the Pantera, but the Mangusta is a sexy beast as well and would be a unique car to have........
 

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We do indeed live in a golden age.

I have thought this, slot-wise, for the last ten years. The number and variety of good models and cars over the last 20 years is astounding. The first boom was maybe 5 years. Home racing has boomed for longer.

And yes, 3DP has provided me with cars I would never have otherwise. There is no doubt we are in a golden age.
 

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And yes....the decade from 1961 to 1971 saw tremendous evolution, especially in tire and engine performance as well as the rise of aero.

A unique era? Absolutely. The only era of evolution? Hardly.
 

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Many drivers were lost to fire as well as accidents. Simpson certainly helped.

Jim Downing (who also used Mazda rotory engines) helped to develop and bring to market the HANS device, which also contributes to driver safety.

Sadly, neither would have helped Bonnier or Clark.
 

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Hard to beat the decade from 1965 to 1975. Amazing cars and racing.

Note the field above.....absent the innovative Chapparals, the front half of the field is T70s or M1B/Cs. The backmarkers are a different lot...Genies, the Chinook, other sundries.
 

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Those Shadows are crazy small, and yes it was like a kart with a thundering V8 or turbo in the back. Finding small front wheels to build them is challenging...unless you print your own.
 

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Interesting split intakes on the Ferraris. One doesn't typically see that modeled.

And yes....the 2L cars....some tasty little specimens there. One suspects a 3DP version to be available at some point.
 

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I have always thought the P4s to be the most beautiful. Lately I have come to realize that they are voluptuous and the 312P coupe is svelte, but both are beautiful cars.
But for a GT.....there is a reason that you know what someone is talking about when they say GTO. You don't have to which marque is at issue.....

So many beautiful cars came from those styling studios, before aero tunnels.
 

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Perhaps a bit more Escher-esque than Fibonacci, as a repeating pattern. But much has been made of the fact that Hall never patented the design that later became known as the "BBS" wheel.
The beauty of the car is certainly stark against the industrial tow derrick and tower segment in the background. Rather incongruous, but that was Chaparral back in the day.
 
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