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The mid-60s brought altered wheelbase cars to the drag racing scene, and now Supercar Collectibles brings them to the 1:18 scale die cast scene. The original white Test Mule ‘65 Plymouth altered wheelbase car, plus Butch Leal’s California Flash race day car, the first year running Mopar Sox & Martin car, and Cecil Yother’s Melrose Missile. These first four are carburated 426 Hemi cross ram powered like they very first raced, detailed right down to the plug wires, fuel lines, and even fuel filters. The interiors are the single seat race type complete with seat belt, tach on the dash, and roll bars. Then the rear end is hung with U-bolts, hooking it to the “real metal” leaf springs. Yes, these are very very nice. The fifth car offered is the Lee Smith fuel injected model, correct right down to the small gas tank placed in the trunk, and the license plate area mounted parachute. Extremely nice would be a good description, and they are to be available to drag race memorabilia collectors in late August or early September. More than 70 percent are already spoken for with advance orders, so it may be wise to reserve your replicas as soon as you can.
Need proof that these are impressive? Here is a photo of Supercar Collectibles Scott Dahlberg (Prez and R&D man) with Cecil Yother of “Melrose Missile” fame. Cecil was in town and stopped by to see the progress on the 1:18 replica of his ‘65 Plymouth altered wheelbase car, and he was a very happy man.