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1959 Mickey Thompson Challenger 1 Land Speed Car 1:18 Scale Replicarz R18500
1959 Mickey Thompson Challenger 1 Land Speed Car 1:18 Scale Replicarz R18500

1959 Mickey Thompson Challenger 1 Land Speed Car 1:18 Scale Replicarz R18500

Your Price: $249.99
1959 Mickey Thompson Challenger 1 Land Speed Car 1:18 Scale Replicarz R18500
Part Number: R18500
Availability: IN STOCK
1959 Mickey Thompson Challenger 1 Land Speed Car 1:18 Scale Replicarz R18500 

Part # R18500 
Manufacturer: Replicarz
Limited Edition of xxxx pieces worldwide

An all new series of 1:18 resin cast Land Speed Car models produced by Replicarz. This is the 1959 Mickey Thompson Challenger 1. Highly detailed and very accurate reproduction. Superb paint and graphics, these high end scale models are sure to stand out in your 1:18 collection. Measuring at 13 inches in length, sure to make a statement when displayed in your home, office, or business reception area. This is a sealed body resin model with no opening features. The cockpit is detailed and visible through the cockpit windows.

Mickey Thompson built this car on his own and on October 6, 1959 he drove it to a World Speed Record of 363.48 MPH. That record stood until 1990 when Al Teage broke it at 389.372 MPH. In 1960 Mickey made a one way run of 406.60 MPH.

The first major technical problem was finding tires capable of safe operation at speeds greater than ever achieved on land. The problem seemed so insurmountable that the project came close to dying at birth.

Mickey had went to various major companies and asked them for tires capable of going well over 400 MPH. The Reaction: negative, Get Lost. Until he went to Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.

Goodyear executives listened attentively to Thompson's plans, deliberated, and said "OK, we'll build them." Goodyear engineers had been working on development studies for a radically new type of tire involving principles not to be found in any other commercially available tire. Thus Thompson would receive the tires needed to handle the power that the Challenger 1 generated. This is a very limited edition, quantity to be announced.

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