• Aurora/AFX HO GT40 #8 Whitmore Clear Collectors Series Slot Car

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    Product Number AFX71249

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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 a...*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 #8 Drivers: Sir John Whitmore/ Frank Gardner In Europe one of the powerhouse teams of the 1960s was Alan Mann Racing. With the full support of Ford Europe, the team dominated the British and European Touring Car Championships among others. For this reason, Ford supplied the team with two of the astonishing new GT40 MkIIs to contest the 1966 Le Mans. The number 8 car was modified with some highly experimental light weight parts and given over to Sir John Whitmore and Frank Gardner. The 29 year old Englishman Whitmore had won both the British and European Saloon Car Championships before joining the Ford effort at Le Mans in 66. He was educated at Eton College and the Sandhurst Royal Military Academy and was labeled the racing baronet in the British press. His partner, Frank Gardner, though he had participated in 9 Formula 1 races in his career, was best known as a Touring and Sports Car specialist. The Australian was a tremendous all around sportsman who found success in swimming, boxing and motorcycle racing in addition to cars. They put their car on the grid in 3rd for the start and were full of confidence. And though they started out well the clutch failed only 31 laps into the race and they were forced to retire. Sir John retired from racing shortly afterward to run a large agribusiness, a Ford dealership and a design company. Two years later he sold all of his businesses and moved, first to Switzerland and then the USA, to study physics, psychotherapy and psychology. Ultimately he would use this training and his experience to found companies that coach companies on leadership. Franks greatest successes would come after the 1966 Le Mans as would go on to win the British Touring Car Championship 3 times and the American Formula 5000 Championship. He eventually took over Alan Mann Racing and continued in racing as a team owner. SPECIALLY NUMBERED PACKAGINGThe 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
    • Officially Licensed As close as possible to the real thing
    • Only HO cars molded in clear Extraordinary detail and realism
    • 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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