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#1 TooOld

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Posted 08 June 2014 - 07:13 AM

If you like Cheetahs you've probably seen these for sale and wondered if they are worth the price being asked for them . 

Well so did I until I was able to see one close up last week ,  and considering the prices of original Cox Cheetahs I would say these are definitely worth it !  I'm going to start saving my pennies !

 

Here are some photos I took so you can decide for yourself .

 

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#2 TooOld

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Posted 08 June 2014 - 07:14 AM

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Posted 08 June 2014 - 07:16 AM

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Posted 08 June 2014 - 08:04 AM

What scale & how much?? That does look pretty cool !!!

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Posted 08 June 2014 - 08:28 AM

Looks great ! I hope to start my build of the Modelhaus kit soon.



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Posted 08 June 2014 - 08:51 AM

That's sharp...



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Posted 08 June 2014 - 01:08 PM

What scale & how much?? That does look pretty cool !!!

 

They are 1/24th Scale and I've seen them priced from $69 to $90 plus shipping on Ebay .  There are two different styles ,  this yellow car is one style and the other has all of the vents in the hood and Blue-line tires .

I just came across this one for $59 + $7 shipping . . . I just spent my pennies !

 

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Posted 08 June 2014 - 01:25 PM

Do they by any chance just sell a body kit ?



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Posted 08 June 2014 - 06:43 PM

Those are very nice!!



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Posted 09 June 2014 - 12:21 AM

Do they by any chance just sell a body kit ?

Unfortunately no.

 

 

 

Nice score Bob, are you leaving it a slot car or are you going to build a model out of it?


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Posted 09 June 2014 - 06:56 AM

 

Nice score Bob, are you leaving it a slot car or are you going to build a model out of it?

 

I'm going to display it for now ,  it's case is as nice as the car ! 

I have a Cox Cheetah that I'm going to build as a fully detailed model .

 

FYI - There is a red one on the bay right now for a good price ,  but it looks to be missing the spare .



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Posted 12 December 2014 - 04:14 AM

Do they by any chance just sell a body kit ?

 

The majority of the cost of producing a slot car is in the body, so few people would buy just the body for the price that companies would need to charge to make a profit.

 

They aren't that expensive- why not buy the whole car and sell the parts you don't use on eBay?



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Posted 12 December 2014 - 04:21 AM

Nice....I'll stick with the Modelhaus kit......



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Posted 12 December 2014 - 05:39 AM

Hey cobraman,

 

I've seen bids on eBay start at $5-$20 for just the body.

 

However if I was of the inclination in liking the Cheetah which to me looks a bit odd, I'd do the HRM Cheetah being a full detail kit.  Looks to run ~$175 but by all accounts, well worth it.  They have both the louvered hood and non louvered hood version.



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Posted 16 December 2014 - 05:25 PM

 Newt's Boneyard.   has resin 1/25 body. $15.00



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Posted 19 December 2014 - 09:39 AM

 Newt's Boneyard.   has resin 1/25 body. $15.00

 

That's from Sandel7, also known as Escort 500 XL. Buyer beware, its rough, and a couple of items I have from him weep.