- Serialized Limited Edition Diecast Collectible
- Over 190 Parts
- Plumbed & Wired Trans Am Race Engine
- Metal Chin Spoiler, Woven Seatbelts & Race Ready Roll Cage
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This is a model of the Penske '67 Trans Am Camaro that was driven by Mark Donohue & others. The car was one of the first Z/28 Camaro's. It was said to have an "unfair advantage" as its body was "acid dipped" and it weighed about 250 lbs less than allowed. One story it that the roll cage (among the first in a Trans Am car) was placed to add to the car's structural integrity. Another states that the Penske team strategically placed ballast in the car to better balance it for races. Another story is that the car would have its lettering switched with the #16 '68 Camaro which was used for "weigh ins" after the SCCA (?) expressed concerns about the cars lighter weight. The car is considered a legend in Trans-Am racing.
As to the model itself, the paint color is exact although perhaps not as good as a high end e.g. Exoto model. The lettering is decals and not painted on. However, the engine is wired and and with a fairly detailed exhaust system. The hood does have a realistic opening mechanism compared to the two round pieces of metal seen in less expensive models. The undercarriage is reasonably detailed but brake lines are embedded into the undercarriage. The description states that the spoiler is metal, but I couldn't tell if it was not just high quality plastic. The spoiler is red, which is the color of the restored version but in actual racing, it may have been dark grey.
Overall, I thought is was a very nice model and gave it 5 stars although 4 1/2 stars might be more accurate.