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#1 OFFLINE   ibj40

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Posted 06 May 2020 - 03:04 PM

For those of you who follow 1/18 scale diecast, you have no doubt how valuable one of these sets is.

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This is one of mine (I have two), this one has been opened for inspection, the other one has the original manufacturer's tape seals intact.

Here is Team Penske, loaded up with two 1969 Camaros, heading to the next Trans Am race.

We'll go through the separate pieces first.

This one is a custom trailer I just finished today, as I needed one to complete the display, but didn't want to decant one from the GMP set.  I took a standard GMP trailer kit, and repainted it with Sunoco Blue, and applied some decals from a Penske Eagle set.

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Here's another custom trailer, created from an Ertl set which came boxed with a Dodge dually single-cab truck (this one was the Weil-McLain heating products version).

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This is a Penske Hilton custom box truck that we just finished.

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This is the ACME Ramp Truck (cab donor for the Hilton) in stock configuration.

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And this is another ACME product, and '70 model Chevy pickup (this one is equipped with the TSM Sunoco Oil Products set).

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And here they are, all together, just like it probably was back in 1969.

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#2 OFFLINE   slartibartfast229

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Posted 06 May 2020 - 03:28 PM

Excellent set!
I am green (blue?) with envy.
When were the Camaro's on the market?
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Posted 06 May 2020 - 03:35 PM

Thanks!

Trying to remember when the initial GMP Trans Am Camaros came out, but it has been awhile, maybe ten or more years.  They did '67's, '68's, and '69's.

Pretty pricey if you try to find one these days.

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Posted 06 May 2020 - 04:30 PM

View Postibj40, on 06 May 2020 - 03:35 PM, said:

Thanks!

Trying to remember when the initial GMP Trans Am Camaros came out, but it has been awhile, maybe ten or more years.  They did '67's, '68's, and '69's.

Pretty pricey if you try to find one these days.
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Posted 06 May 2020 - 07:10 PM

Very very nice.... my favorite racing team.

The GMP 69' Camaro are 15 years old and i've seen 2003 for the release date of the 1967 / 1968 versions.
I have one of these rare Sunoco trailer set and i will buy the ramp truck. But are you sure they are accurate ?

In my archive i have for the 1969 team :

4 mechanics on the Camaro
2 on the T70
2 on the Lola T152 Indy
+ 3 guys from GM or Sunoco if needed

For the transport : Chevy C30 ramp truck + Chevy C20 Suburban with trailer + some rental trucks from U-Haul
The first serious enclosed transport truck appeared in 1970 after the problem in 1969 with the Lola at Sebring...

The Chevrolet ramp truck used for the 1969 Lola T70 MKIIIB was longer to store the spare parts in front of the car.
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In 1967 they had another version of the C30 ramp truck ( T70 MKII Spyder with the latest evolution of rear fenders and spoiler )
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and the transport for the 2 Corvette wasn't very pretty in 1965 / 1966
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Posted 06 May 2020 - 07:31 PM

Great looking set Jim.

Not sure if you still have any Sunoco Lola's, but they would be cool see added.
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Posted 07 May 2020 - 04:13 AM

Very cool - I was tempted by the ramp truck in Sonoco colours with the Camaro, but I've got nowhere to display such a big model (or a large chunk of my existing collection),  so I resisted, but they do look good :)

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Posted 07 May 2020 - 05:53 AM

Wow this is amazing :omg:

And thanks for the additional input Floper54 :occasion14:
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Posted 07 May 2020 - 07:47 AM

Thanks, everyone for your comments and input!

View Postpreisman, on 06 May 2020 - 07:31 PM, said:

Great looking set Jim.

Not sure if you still have any Sunoco Lola's, but they would be cool see added.

And Jon -

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Tried to replicate Slati's vintage pictures from above.

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