Saturday, 1 April 2017

The final camera car?

I've been hunting for this car at a good price for a long while.

It's a very limited edition Ford GT40 from Fly representing one of the camera cars used in Steve McQueen's movie "Le Mans".

The car had it's roof chopped and cameras were mounted in a variety of positions for filming the racing in the movie.

The presentation box comes with a booklet and a DVD with three features about "Le Mans".

This car was only available to those who had bought all five of the other cars in this set and collected the tokens needed.  The five sets were:

  • Porsche 911S Targa Florio 1972/DVD 'The Speed Merchants' (Fly 99020)
  • Porsche 908/2 Jarama 6hr 1970/DVD 'Jo Siffert Live fast die young' (Fly 99035)
  • Porsche 917K Buenos Aires 1000k 1971/DVD 'Las temporadas Argentinas' (Fly 99036)
  • Porsche 911RSR Targa Florio 1973/DVD '100 Anni di Targa Florio' (Fly 99037)
  • Ford GT40 24Hrs Daytona 1967/DVD 'The GT40 Story' (Fly 99038)
I have the first of these as it is another car mounted with a camera, and was also the last slot car I bought, almost two years ago (I definitely prefer to make my own these days).  

I believe I now have each of the four commercially available slot cars with film cameras mounted on them.  The other two are also cars used to film "Le Mans": the Porsche 917 and Porsche 908.  The four together make a nice collection and are out on display - I don't think the cameras would last long being raced on my circuit.

Final photo features Steve McQueen and the GT40 camera car:

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