1:18 Exoto 1964 Le Mans 24 Hours #6 Amon/Neerpasch "The Prototype" RLG18002
Exoto's version of chassis CSX 2287, item #RLG18002, presents the car as it raced at Le Mans in June 1964. It was finished in viking blue metallic and had very distinctive white color painted front fenders. The drivers then were Chris Amon and Jochen Neerpasch. They led the GT category until the car was disqualified in the 10th hour for an illegal jump start due to battery and alternator failure.
•Opening functions include: doors, hood amd lexon-like hatch
•Highly detailed engine, fully wired and plumbed
•Simulated bungie cord secures spare tire (most items)
•Real wire mesh covering on all body panel openings
•All racing graphics have been painted on. No decals
•Steering wheel function. Fully detailed interior
•Genuine tread pattern on miniature rubber-like Goodyear Blue Streak tires
•Genuine metal chains to hold tilting hood
•Numerous photo-etched parts: radiators. license plate ...
•Machined aluminum valve stems (all five wheels)
•Designed in 1:18 scale. Over 9" long
•Superb 11 step paint finish
•Full die-cast body and chassis. Numbered editions
•Hand assembled from over 140 scaled precision parts
This model is an authentic reproduction of chassis CSX 2287; the very first prototype Cobra Daytona Coupe. The one and only coupe that was built entirely at the Shelby American race shop in Venice, California. It enjoys an extensive race history; competing at Daytona, Sebring, Reims, Spa Francorchamps, Oulton Park TT, and Tour de France. This venerable coupe ended its racing career by setting 25 USAC/FIA world records at the Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah. It was driven by Dave MacDonald, Bob Holbert, Jo Schlesser, Phil Hill, Jochen Neerpasch, Innes Ireland, Andre Simon, Maurice Dupeyron, Bob Johnson, Tom Payne, Craig Breedlove, Bobby Tatroe, and Tom Greatorex. Chassis CSX 2287 won the GT race at the 12 Hours of Sebring in March 1964 with Dave MacDonald and Bob Holbert at the wheel. The race at Sebring was the first time that a Cobra Daytona Coupe wins the GT III category at an FIA race!