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1/12 scale resin from Replicarz Exclusives
The STP-Paxton turbine car that produced a heartbreaking near miss at the 1967 Indy 500 is the brainchild of Italian American Andy Granatelli, a racing nut who combined engineering vision with great business acumen. Granatelli had always been a speed addict, having set over 400 land speed records.
As an engineering enthusiast, having already brought Ferguson Formula four-wheel drive to Indy, Granatelli was quick to see the unfair advantage of a turbine engine matched with 4WD. Thus the STP-Paxton turbine car was born, with an FF 4WD system coupled to a reduction gear system supplied by STP’s Paxton division. It was built completely in-house by the Granatelli brothers, keeping it a secret from a competition as long as they could. As Granatelli told during an Indianapolis Legends interview in 2000: “Every single thing on the car except the wheels and the turbine engine was built in-house. Everything. And the reason we built everything in-house was because we didn't want to go to any outside vendor to have them know that we were building a special race car. And when we built the car, it was built completely in the rules, completely in specifications.”
This incredible 1:12 scale replica produced by Replicarz will break new ground for the classic Indy collector. Large scale means we can increase the level of detail and accuracy to the next level and satisfy those collectors that prefer 1:12 scale. The model will feature a lift off side panel to show the turbine engine and all wiring, fully detailed cockpit , and a beautiful high luster paint finish with accurate race day STP markings. The nose is also removable to show chassis detail.
This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 31 January, 2017.