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1978 Texaco & Malboro 6 Wheel Indy Car I NEED HELP!!!

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Old 07-14-2012, 06:32 PM
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I have a 1978 F1 RC that was handed down to me from my father and I have done alot of research on this car and I can't find anything on it all I find is the 6 wheel ELF F1 racing car but nothing like mine and nothing from 1978 can anyone please help me figure out what I truly have and how much it could possible be worth

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Old 07-15-2012, 05:56 AM
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I've had a quick look but I can't pin down the maker of the car for you.

The Tyrell Ford f1 6 wheeler was released to race in 1978 and was sponsored by Elf but as to who makes the model I can't find out.

There is another one on ebay at the moment but there's no bids on it as yet http://www.ebay.com/itm/1978-texaco-...item19d31c6a6b so as to value I can't help

Sorry that I can't help more.
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Old 07-15-2012, 11:05 AM
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Yea I have been tryin to find information on this car for almost a year now and cant find anything on it. I found the same stuff u did just stuff about the ELF F1 but nothin like mine and the one on ebay is the first one ive seen like mine but he is missing alot of stuff for his i have everythjng with mine and mine also runs but not good tho with a little tweeking im sure it will but thanks for what info u did find.
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Old 07-16-2012, 02:34 AM
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The strange thing about it is that it appears to be a 6 wheel version of James Hunt's McLaren at the time... Look, the liveries are identical, only the McLaren didn't have 6 wheels, the p34 did, the following year...

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Old 07-16-2012, 07:16 AM
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Wow yea they r identical only difference is mine is #6.....I have been tryin to look up the model number the maker everything and still comin up with nothin the only car I keep finding in 6 wheela is the ELF car did they even do any other cars like that but yall been a big help so far this car is a hard kne to find lol
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ive  been doin more research and Malboro and Texaco never had a number 6 car
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I think that this bloke may have his date wrong on this auction

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Estate-Fin...item4165839e52

The handset is slightly different but the layout including the exposed engine(the one on the auction has a chrome plate on it) and how the bodywork is cut around it and the aerial coming out from the same part of the body looks as though it could be the same chassis with a different shell. Makes sense as no point racing your mates if all your cars looked the same.
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Hi everyone I am new on this forum and really looking forward to share my experiences .I just join this forum today it self and searching for introduction section but not getting it.Will some one help me from where to start. I


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There's another thread on this car here, from banditra101801 , where this person found a NIBone, unpainted. It's brand is Dynatron. The worst remote of any RCcar I've ever seen, very unexciting to run. Yours has been painted to match the box art, just as Idid with mine as Ialso had this model as a kid. One of the few R/C's Ihad, given to me by my Aunt and Uncle at the time. Imight have been 11 or 12? If Ifound one at a toy show, NIBlike the one referenced on the other thread, I'd pay $25 for it just as a shelf queen, something to look at...Hope this helps. The threads should line up at the top now as Iposted in both threads.
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