• Aurora/AFX HO 1966 Ford GT40 #6 LeMans Mega-G Collectors Series Sot Car

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    Product Number AFX71248

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    Just When You Thought 1/64th Scale Couldn t Get Any More Realistic . . .Now, AFX introduces the Collector Series CLEAR. Cars that feature clear windshields an...*More

    Just When You Thought 1/64th Scale Couldn t Get Any More Realistic . . .Now, AFX introduces the Collector Series CLEAR. Cars that feature clear windshields and detailed interiors to add a whole new level of realism. AFX achieves this by molding the body in clear material and then painting over everything except the areas that should be clear. This gives you clear windshields without the need for separate, bulky, glued in parts. A first in 1/64th scale. And what do you see when you look through those clear windshields? Realistic printed color interiors. That s right - seats, spare tires, carburetors, whatever was in the real car is in the interiors. You ll be amazed at the difference it makes to the look of the car. And only AFX has it! HISTORYCommissioned by Henry Ford, the car was designed specifically to beat Ferrari at Le Mans, in part as a pay-back after Ferrari turned down Ford s offer to buy the famous Italian marque in 1963. Indeed, the GT40 did beat Ferrari at Le Mans in 1966, then again in 1967, 68 and 69, dominating endurance sports car racing over the entire period.GT40 #6 Drivers: Mario Andretti/ Lucien Bianchi It was Andretti s first Le Mans in 1966 and he was driving for the powerful Holman-Moody team. Expectations were high. Mario had finished the prior year, his first as a professional, by winning both the USAC Champ Car National Championship along with the Rookie of the Year title. And he was winning races again in 66 on his way to a second consecutive USAC Championship. So he could be excused for feeling unbeatable even though he had almost no sports car experience and had never done a 24 hour race.The team paired Mario with frequent Formula 1 and sports car racer Lucien Bianchi. Despite his name, Bianchi was Belgian and came by his racing genes honestly: his father was a race mechanic. In spite of the potential, the speed just wasn t there. The car, chassis XGT1, qualified 12th and would only complete about a quarter of the distance, 97 laps, before dropping out with a blown head gasket. Mario returned the next year but crashed out of the race. He would not return again until 1982 and continued trying until 2000. His best result a 3rd in 1983 driving with his son, Michael. As for Lucien, he came back to Le Mans in 1967 with Mario and DNF d. However, when he returned again in 1968, this time with the John Wyer Team, he won the race overall driving another GT40. Lucien Bianchi would die the following year while practicing for Le Mans. SPECIALLY NUMBERED PACKAGING The Collector Series GT40s come in specially numbered packaging. Each package has a coded number on the upper left hand corner of the back of the blister pack. The 9 digit code shows the month and year of production and the incremental number of the package within the production run. Here is a sample: 1107-00001 In this example the package was produced in the 11th month of 2007 and was the first package in the run. SRT CHASSISThe SRT Chassis performs like no other. It is super fast and durable and is easy to maintain and tune up.*Less

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    • 3D Printed Interior Outstanding effect even up close
    • Bullet-proof SRT Chassis Ultra quick and built to last
    • Cantilevered Commutator Motor Brushes: Makes the motor more responsive, delivers consistent performance... and only AFX has it
    • Ground Effects Magnets: Neodymium rare earth magnets Holds the track like nothing else
    • Guide Pin: Exclusive extra long tapered design Keeps the car in the slot longer... and only AFX has it
    • High Grip Slip-on Tires: Turns true and gives you all the traction you need when you need it
    • Nylatron Chassis: Super durable with just enough flex to keep from breaking on those big impacts
    • Officially Licensed As close as possible to the real thing
    • Only HO cars molded in clear Extraordinary detail and realism
    • Pick-Up Shoes: High conductivity Phosphor Bronze Gets more power to the motor
    • Precision Balanced Armature: Revs to the moon reliably
    • Remarkably detailed body Typical AFX, super realistic
    • Superbly detailed graphics Makes the play more realistic and enjoyable
    • Up to 8 color graphics No one even comes close
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