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Just in Time for Christmas

Post by Slaine mac Roth » Fri Nov 12, 2004 2:35 pm

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"Sunlight On Chrome!!!" - Hot Wheels 1:18 166 Red Barchetta: Just in time for the holidays, perfect for Rush fans, Hot Wheels now offers a low cost 1:18 scale die cast "red Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta (the 'hero' of an old Rush song, 'Red Barchetta')". - Neil Peart (Ghost Rider, pg. 132). Seen in the "Red Barchetta" live video from Exit...Stage Left, the 166 MM Barchetta was the first production Ferrari; only thirty-eight of these hand built masterpieces were produced, from 1947 to 1953. The first "sports car" (as opposed to a race car) ever shown on a Ferrari chassis, the 166 got its name from the 166 cubic centimeters of capacity from each of its twelve cylinders. The MM signifies the Ferrari win of 1949 in the legendary, but grueling, Mille Miglia. With top speeds of 130mph, arguably the fastest sports car in the world at the time, the 166MM Barchetta (phonetically pronounced "Barketta", meaning "little boat") won 80 overall or class victories between April 1948 and December 1953, including the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1949. Although other die cast models of this automobile have been available in the past, they were often very costly; Walmart.com is offering this 1:18 scale (approx 8" long) Hot Wheels model for just $19.74 (the year Peart joined the band...coincidence?) plus tax and shipping (note: Walmart.com does not ship outside of the U.S.). - Nov. 9, 2004
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Post by D'Anconia » Fri Nov 12, 2004 8:33 pm

Cool! I need to put that on my Xmas list!!!
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Post by D'Anconia » Fri Nov 12, 2004 8:36 pm

I just checked walmart.com. It's out of stock. NOOOO!!!! :(
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Post by Kares4Rush » Fri Nov 12, 2004 10:07 pm

Apparently it's out of stock all over the place! Been watching for two days now. Perhaps they will re-stock? (pleeze pleeze?)

I'm not a big car collector but this is cool. 8)
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Post by Walkinghairball » Tue Nov 16, 2004 8:08 pm

The father in law is a car guy and we just told him to keep his eyes open......................... so he's now on the hunt for me. :-D
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Post by H3WMW » Wed Nov 17, 2004 2:14 pm

That's a nice gift eh?
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Post by Slaine mac Roth » Thu Nov 18, 2004 5:09 pm

A friend of mine whoowned a Ferrari for a while didn't think so. The damn thing spent more time in for repairs than it did on the road.
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Post by H3WMW » Fri Nov 19, 2004 12:38 pm

I've always fancied a Ferrari Testarossa. If only I had the money.......


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Post by funky cm » Sat Nov 20, 2004 1:08 am

Went looking today.

Walmart, Toys-R-Us, Zellers no-

Real Canadian Superstore- right on top.... :-) :-) :-)

60 other units of 1:18 Metal Collection... felt stupid as I was on my knees looking through them all, but alas, did not find a second.

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Post by D'Anconia » Sat Nov 20, 2004 10:16 pm

Looks like these guys have it in stock...

http://www.idcow.com/hw2031.html
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Post by Walkinghairball » Mon Nov 22, 2004 8:19 am

WOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! :-D
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Post by D'Anconia » Mon Nov 22, 2004 8:08 pm

So I ordered mine and it's on the way. I can hear my wife complaining to me once I get it already - "How am I supposed to get you anything for Christmas when you keep buying things for yourself?!?" :oops:
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Post by happysmilies007 » Fri Nov 26, 2004 12:35 pm

beautiful!! :-D

i've always fancied a Lamborghini Gallardo. :razz:

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gorgeous! *drools*

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Post by Walkinghairball » Mon Nov 29, 2004 7:57 pm

Well the father in law can't find it so I ged to buy it for myself, and he'll cut me the check.......................... Still really cool. He went to about 10 places to look for it, gotta respect the leg work. :cool:
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