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Old 08-23-2005, 12:30 AM
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Here are a few pics of a new find. This is a 1/4 daytona coupe made by QRS. This was just about the last car produced by him. This is the prototype and they never went into production due to the high selling cost. I was really lucky that I was allowed to purchase this machine. It does have a full interior with seats but they have not been put back in yet. The rear is a skellenger and the wheels are Ricks RC wheels but the real special part is the chassis design and the AWESOME body. This body is the highest quality work of art I have ever seen in my life. The chassis is scale to the original car with front and rear leaf spring suspension. Look for this car and more details on my site in the QRS section in the coming weeks! Oh yea, the side pipes ARE functional!! Ohhhhh yea!
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Old 08-23-2005, 01:42 AM
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WOW. Just WOW. [X(]
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Old 08-23-2005, 01:59 AM
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May you share the cost you paid for the item with us?
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Doesn't get any sweeter than that.
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Old 08-23-2005, 04:09 AM
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Wow, amazing... that is a beauty ! [sm=thumbup.gif]

And the cost of this wonder ?
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That is NICE!!!!!!!! My dream R/C is a 1/4 scale Conley Cobra with a 427 supercharged V-8. A Conley Cobra kit on ebay just sold for $8,500 +. If I ever hit the lottery that would be the first R/C I would buy. To have the skills/time/tooling to mill a fully functional 427 supercharged V-8 would be nice also. Love your collection!
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Old 08-23-2005, 08:25 AM
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That's 1 nice ride!!!
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Old 08-23-2005, 08:57 AM
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Sorry cant share the cost but it was not cheap, but still a deal to me. It is a real collectors piece and to be honest is nicer then the conley cobra in my opinion when its done. The body wraps around to the chassis and is bolted on. It will also hold a conley engine in it. It was going to be one of the options. Now when I look at the other cars in my collection they just dont stand up to this car.
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Old 08-23-2005, 09:19 AM
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I'd hate to see that sliding across the concrete on it's lid so I am assuming "shelf queen"?
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Old 08-23-2005, 10:26 AM
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[&o]Yea, it wont ever be driven. To drive a car of this caliber is not right. If it were mass produced that would be one thing, but since its a one off prototype it makes it a big no no. Also QRS was owned by Jeff schmidt, he also started up Pacesetter and he was the first person to ever produce a 1/4 scale RC CAR. This car represents the last car produced by this master. For me to drive it and mess it up would be a dis-service to the history. Not to mention, since I am going to take such good care of it is one of the reasons I was able to get it. This car wont even be stored in the garage with the rest of the rif raf.
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so there is only 1, the one you have is that one in the article?
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Old 08-23-2005, 11:53 AM
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Yea, its the one in the article. That was a modeler magazine and they came out here to the US to cover the car. RC car action did an article too on it. The car is 100% to scale. Even the tube frame is scale size tubing.
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Old 08-23-2005, 12:35 PM
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Oh, man.... it looks even better than I remembered.
I'm still looking for that Car Action article, too. What in the quarterscale world could you ever score that would be better than this piece?

By the way, I think I have the honor of having owned the last quarter-scale funny car made by Jeff. Unfortunately, it was a real race car, so it gor raced... and repaired... and raced... and repaired.. and eventually wrecked. But it was a killer!

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Old 08-23-2005, 12:38 PM
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Mike, I cant imagine it getting any better then this. The pictures really dont do it justice at all. The thing is now when I look at my other cars they look like toys! Thats sweet you have the last dragster.... but no trades Please let me know if you have any luck on that article.
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now that is an amazing car.

I can´t really add anything else since I´m lost for words...

you are a very lucky (and most likely pretty poor) man!

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AWESOME dude.
Thats hoe giant scale should be

ORIGINAL: quarterscalelegends.com

Here are a few pics of a new find. This is a 1/4 daytona coupe made by QRS. This was just about the last car produced by him. This is the prototype and they never went into production due to the high selling cost. I was really lucky that I was allowed to purchase this machine. It does have a full interior with seats but they have not been put back in yet. The rear is a skellenger and the wheels are Ricks RC wheels but the real special part is the chassis design and the AWESOME body. This body is the highest quality work of art I have ever seen in my life. The chassis is scale to the original car with front and rear leaf spring suspension. Look for this car and more details on my site in the QRS section in the coming weeks! Oh yea, the side pipes ARE functional!! Ohhhhh yea!
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ORIGINAL: RC_Feen

That is NICE!!!!!!!! My dream R/C is a 1/4 scale Conley Cobra with a 427 supercharged V-8. A Conley Cobra kit on ebay just sold for $8,500 +.
Try more like $11,500+ before the auction ended.

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ORIGINAL: StefanL

now that is an amazing car.

I can´t really add anything else since I´m lost for words...

you are a very lucky (and most likely pretty poor) man!

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Poor?.... yea! But most important thing of all is my super awesome wife not yelling at me about getting it
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That is so cool............
Where can I get one of those???????????
(the super awsome wife part that is)

My wife is still having trouble understanding the difference between a toy and a hobby.
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That is a truely beautiful car. I love how they set the motor in the engine bay, and the side pipes with minature headers are insane! The only thing i could think that would make this car better would be the conley engine option, but since it's such a collectors piece as is it should probably stay that way.
When you get time you have to post some close up pics of all the little details.
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Yea, the conley would be sweet and may be in its future, we will see. But for now I am happy as can be. I will post pictures when the interior is done and I will post some pics of the suspension tonight. It is really cool the leaf spring setup. The car has wheel wells all the way around also.
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That is sure one sweet machine there. Must be nice to own I'm sure you'll display it proudly as anyone would with such a fine car I'm looking forward to some more pics. You may need to build you a nice lighted display case for it with a mirrored bottom I almost forgot...the case should be motorized..after all a turntable for showing it off would be sweet.
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Well, here are a couple more pics. They suck. My digital camera memory card is messed up and corrups my pictures sometimes!! Uhhhhh. Anyway these are the ones that barely came out.
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Here is a pic of the beginings of my new custom display case. I was in desperate need of a good home for this bad boy.
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Very nice!
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