IIRC, there was an Indy 500 triple set by mpc, containing of Parnelli Jones '63 winner (Willard battery special), Jim Clark's runner-up Lotus from the same race and the '74 McLaren of winner Johnny Rutherford. I had this one set but sold it long ago because my interest changed to other subjects.
x 2 - except that I have 4 in my stash waiting to be built. I happened to see one of the rare originals in Italy, on the lake of Lago di Garda, about 12 years ago, in exact the very same color combination inside and out like your model - very impressive!
What probably should have been a mid 60's fantasy best-of-both-world's sports car, doesn't work for me at all: a Cobra with a E-type Jaguar style front (and trunk lid), some Ferrari elements thrown in - it is just ugly, the whole proportions are not right! Why didn't they do an Apollo instead (also known as "Thorndyke Special" from Herbie, the love bug) ? This does look right and is a real car (even if built in small numbers with the Buick V8) - if it must have been an "American exotic" !
Hi Warren, the (now) ivory color suits this IH very well - looks like a typical fleet truck. I've read somewhere (don't remember where) that the bumpers have been cut back then to avoid tire damage by bent bumpers which could cut into the rubber when a truck hit a deere at highway speeds. I've got no idea if this might be a plausible explanation !? Maybe any of the truckers here on the forum knows more about this?