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can anyone tell me anything about this model?

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i bought thsi kit at a yard sale on the side of the road and had to have it, i was going to use it for parts for something else. untill my dad looked it up and found it on ebay for $70. can anyone tell me anything aobut this model? It has never been taken out of the display case.

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Jeff,

That is a one-time special paint job that was run at the 1997 Indianapolis race. It was driven by Chad Little. I don't know exactly how collectible or valuable the car is. As with everything, it just depends on how much it means to the collector.

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:blink: ... Greetings my friend ... :lol: :

You made a very good buy there . That particular car was driven by Chad Little in 1997 in the Brick Yard 400. It was painted in those colors to honor John Deer's 160 anniversary. I remember being attracted to it by it's color, it was a bronze cooper hue, and believe me it was very eye catching as it came off the curves and more so when the sunlight hit it. Hold on to it . Here are some pictures of my model .

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de3freak, mine doesnt seem to have that antenna on top of it. also i dont know about yours but mine is also diecast.

would it matter if i take it out of the case or should i just keep it in there?

EDIT: mine also has teh full detailed side skirts on it.

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also i noticed a sponser decal was missing(the busch one) is this a normal factory thing? and the gold paint that goes around teh rear of the car.

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it also has three holes wiht the red around them in the back window.

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I would leave it in the case for display purposes, but its yours and if you want to take it out and play with it by all means. Just wipe off the finger prints after you are done.

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de3freak, mine doesnt seem to have that antenna on top of it. also i dont know about yours but mine is also diecast.

would it matter if i take it out of the case or should i just keep it in there?

EDIT: mine also has teh full detailed side skirts on it.

:lol: ... Greetings ... ;) :

Mine is a 1/24 scale model. I am much in the same view as Clay, I would leave it in the case or display it in a dust free medium, like a display case, curio or cabinet. As for the antenna, don't worry, most die-cast don't include it ( one good aspect of models, a modeler can ... :blink: ) . As I said before, you have a very good buy there, be proud and take good care of it.

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ill most likely leave it in the case, but does it really matter(like value wise) if i take it out? like if i take it out for some pictures then put it right back in after i was done. i might keep it for a while. but i was thinking of selling/trading it, any idea what i should ask for?

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Chad drove this in the Brickyard 400 in his last year driving Pontiacs before Jack Roush bought the Greg Pollex team. It was a one time deal that I'm sure Chad would like to forget. He finished 42 after being caught up in a wreck in the first few laps of the race.

I always liked Chad and felt he had great potential but after he separated from Jack Roush, his career was at a standstill. He retired to work for Nascar on international development.

As for the car, it was offered in both 1/16 and 1/24 scale. Both versions are a bit rare but the 1/16 is by far the rarest.

Mike

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