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Cobra Coupe.. Where are they?

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Cobra Coupe.. Where are they?
Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, February 22, 2004 10:04 AM
Hello, I have been looking for a Cobra Coupe in 24th or 25th scale with no luck. I've been all over the web and just haven't found one. Any one know of an affordable one out there somewhere? (affordable.....$25 or less.) Thanks.
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Posted by Brian Venable on Sunday, February 22, 2004 10:09 AM
There are no Cobra Coupes in the price range you have suggested. There is only one plastic kit Which is by Gunze and out of production. Thise kits can be found on Ebay but for a hefty price.

There are resin alternatives and a new one that is a complete detailed kit and gorgeous, again it's over $100. R & D Unique has some resin transkits in which you use a Monogram Cobra as a base kit, the transkits are priced around $40.
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, February 22, 2004 1:57 PM
Thanks Brian. I apreciate the info, I'll look into that resin conversion and also the E-bay thing too. You never know I may find that extra cash in the bottom of the washing machine or somthing.Wink
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, February 26, 2004 6:56 AM
There was a Daytona Coupe on Evil-bay not long ago but it went for over 90 dollars US. Try this page, I asked the same question not long ago, there is some fantastic resin kits out there................but pricey!http://www.scaleautomag.com/sca/community/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=2477

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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, February 26, 2004 1:37 PM
Actually there IS an affordable bi-scale Daytona Coupe kit...it is by LINDBERG!!! [:0] Yep, the old Lindy coupe body is not bad at all. With the addition of an AMT chassis from the 260 Cobra and a little work you can have a Daytona for a lot less then the OOP Gunze kit. The Lindy as is has plastic wheels and tires and no interior detail to speak of (it is a curbside kit) but the Daytona interior is mostly flat aluminum anyhow so it's easy to replicate.

I have seen them at swaps for just a few bucks so look around.

RickBig Smile
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Posted by Brian Venable on Thursday, February 26, 2004 1:40 PM
Aren't the Lindberg's 1/32 scale?
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Posted by Mark Melchiori on Thursday, February 26, 2004 4:16 PM
Lindberg did both 1/32 and 1/24 scale Daytonas. Both are very simple, though. The big one looks just that to me, big. There is an old KB 1/24 slot car body that looks better than the Lindberg, in my opinion. These can be had at reasonable prices on Ebay.
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, February 26, 2004 6:33 PM
Mark,

You may be right, the Lindberg coupe might be a little big. I have one down in the dungeon. When I sober up tomorrow I will give it a measure and post the results.

Still, the shape and detail are not bad for the old price of $1.49....Big Smile

And I do have a Gunze Daytona that I could be talked out of for the right price!!Tongue

Rick[:0]
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, February 26, 2004 9:51 PM
Mark iv, what would the right price sound like? Im rather interested!
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Posted by Gerard on Friday, February 27, 2004 12:44 AM
That resin Daytona Coupe from Island Collectibles looks incredible... and I love their website, they have almost everything you could wish for. Spendy, though.
Gerard> Currently building: 1/700 What-If Railgun Battlecruiser CG-X

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