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Szabo

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Re: - Shelby American and its only European Transporter
« Reply #60 on: August 23, 2019, 07:40:55 PM »
Yes, I've seen that one before as well. 1/43rd scale. The die-cast company made the SAI livery in Guardsman Blue.
They also made some of the later livery versions. All were very expensive including the car which were sold separately.

to this i can say my 50 Cents of thougths...

There are 2 Shelby Hauler Models ..

the one with the Daytona Coupe is from EXOTO in scale 1/43 and it totally overpriced, i dont know when it comes on the Market,
but for me it is way to much money, even Scale 1/43 is not big at all ...



second one is from NOREV in scale 1/18 which means it is nearly 80 cm long when you mounted the Ramps...
it cost about 300 Euro at the Moment and comes about 1 Year or so on the german market ...

There we have it with the GT40`s on it ...



for more pics check the Homepage i linked ... i looked several times on it, at one time i will hit the push button  :o

https://ck-modelcars.de/de/norev-1-18-fiat-bartoletti-306-2-shelby-cobra-renntransporter-alan-mann-racing-ltd-187700/p-49641/

the company build it also in a Ferrari Livery ...
https://ck-modelcars.de/en/norev-1-18-fiat-bartoletti-306-2-racing-transporter-ferrari-jcb-racing-red-187700-187701/p-50356/
« Last Edit: August 23, 2019, 07:42:41 PM by Szabo »

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Re: - Shelby American and its only European Transporter
« Reply #61 on: August 23, 2019, 08:03:12 PM »
Szabo,
The small scale that I remember seeing even had the small men figurines in their exact positions shown in Richstang's post #53
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Re: - Shelby American and its only European Transporter
« Reply #62 on: August 25, 2019, 10:26:03 AM »
In 1971 the ’59 Fiat Bartoletti 306/2 transporter is once again sold. This time it is purchased by J.C. Bamford.

It appeared at historic race events still painted red from the Steve McQueen 'Le Mans' movie, but now with “JCB” logos and larger “Ferrari” lettering on the sides. The transporter carried several different cars during this time. This included the Cobra rivals once again such as a ’63 Ferrari 250 GTO and a Ferrari 365 GTB 4 which seems almost sacrilegious. There was even a Maserati Birdcage.

At the least we see the front bumper is back to silver and the grille has been repaired correctly. The bumper light are not present in the first photo, but are back by the third photo.
It also appears the lower side molding had been removed by this time as discussed earlier in the thread.








« Last Edit: August 25, 2019, 10:34:04 AM by Richstang »

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Re: - Shelby American and its only European Transporter
« Reply #63 on: August 26, 2019, 08:51:47 PM »
From 1976-79 the '59 Fiat Bartoletti transporter is rented to GTC Racing (Harley E. Cluxton) for his newly acquired Mirage team.
It is spotted at vintage races at Le Mans still retaining the JCB logos.

We finally get to see a top view of the transporter and the ramps, including the removable sections for loading/unloading.
Not we see the spare tire a mounted on the back too.

(I really don't like the truck in Ferrari colors, I so glad it got restored back to the Guardsman Blue)






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Re: - Shelby American and its only European Transporter
« Reply #64 on: August 26, 2019, 09:03:11 PM »
In 1979 the transporter was purchased by Michael Shoen and exported it to the USA.
Shoen wanted a special hauler for his Daytona Coupe and Cobra’s. (Which Daytona is that?)
It remains painted red with the JCB Ferrari livery. Notice the spare tire is not hanging off the back anymore.

« Last Edit: August 26, 2019, 09:06:10 PM by Richstang »

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Re: - Shelby American and its only European Transporter
« Reply #65 on: August 27, 2019, 12:24:04 PM »
Amerco takes ownership of the ’59 Fiat Bartoletti transporter in 1988 and it is parked in a dessert lot where it sat for nearly two decades.
In September 2005 it was photographed with extremely faded red paint from sitting for years in the Arizona sun. This is worst it will ever get.
 :'(
The Ferrari logo is barely visible on the sides and although a mess it appear all there, even with some door panels falling of there hinges.






« Last Edit: August 27, 2019, 12:26:12 PM by Richstang »

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Re: - Shelby American and its only European Transporter
« Reply #66 on: October 03, 2019, 09:26:13 AM »
Maybe a bit late but shelby transporter reg no, HMF 107B ( visible on thread page 2 ) is still on the UK DVLA database giving info:-make FIAT......colour BLUE ........fuel type DIESEL first registered 31 DEC  1956