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PONYMAN
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From: Ardmore, Ok. USA
Registered: Jul 99

posted 01-28-2003 06:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for PONYMAN   Click Here to Email PONYMAN     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It is a 71 or 72 Mach 1, 1/24 scale motorized model by Otaki made in Japan. Has a yellow gold Mach 1 on the front of the box. The kit is unbuilt and the inner packages have never been opened. All the stuff is there, including all the electric motor parts. Interior parts are black and body is unpainted. Has two sets of instructions, one in japanese, and one in english Looks like it runs off 2 AA batteries. The box is in very good, but not mint condition. Just wondering if anyone has seen this before. I paid prety high dollars for it, thought about assemblying it, and then decided not to. I have never seen another one, even on e-bay. What might it be worth?

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MLariviere
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From: Biddeford,Me.USA
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posted 01-29-2003 09:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I haven't seen one,but it sounds like it's worth something. I would probably hold off assembling it,until you find some more info on it. How long have you had it,and is there a date on it somewhere?

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PONYMAN
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posted 01-29-2003 10:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for PONYMAN   Click Here to Email PONYMAN     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have had it about 10 years, and it certainly wasn't new when I got it. There is no date on the english set of instructions, and can't read Japanese, so don't know about that set of instructions. Half the writing on the box is english other half japanese. It is a Ford Mustang Mach 1, says high grade machine, Otaki kit # OT3-46-1000, 1/24th scale. It is a highly detailed model, the front tires will turn, has plastic lenses for the side markers, turn signals, as well as tailights, headlights, and windshield and rear window. Has the rear spoiler, and the hockey stripe decals.It shows ten different models on the side, most are japanese, but there is a firebird,porsche, and lamborghini. All the motor parts are there also. None of the iner packages have ever been opened. Don't have a digital camera or I would take some pics of it. Heck if I had some pics of it I would probably put it on e-bay. I would have to have a pretty good reserve on it cause I paid a prety good chunk for it. Any help is appreciated.

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MLariviere
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posted 01-29-2003 10:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'll see what I can find. There was a hobby store in downtown Philly PA that had alot of Japanese model kits. It was very close to the Independence Hall/Liberty Bell. I just can't remember the name of the store. Anyone familiar with that area?

Is this similar? http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3110425270&category=2583

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PONYMAN
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posted 01-30-2003 08:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for PONYMAN   Click Here to Email PONYMAN     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Same company, except mine is motorized. Don't know who would want to spend all the time building a kit, then turn it on and let it go without any control. But Hey, this thing was made before the days of cheap remote controls.

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MLariviere
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posted 01-30-2003 09:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That Corvette is motorized. I had a Lindberg model of a Daytona Coupe that was motorized when I was a kid. I wish I still had it. I think it took some abuse,though.

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PONYMAN
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posted 01-30-2003 09:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for PONYMAN   Click Here to Email PONYMAN     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sorry, mine says motorized in big letters right below the 1/24th scale. Didn't notice that little sign in the lower left side. My box has that also.

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69machI
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From: nova scotia
Registered: Jul 2001

posted 03-07-2003 05:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 69machI     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a kit marketed by ARII that I think is the same kit. Mine is not built. The kit is not very accurate, and the body looks a little out of scale. It has a great looking set of BFGoodrich tires.

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69 mach I w/351c
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bryant99
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From: Danville,IL USA
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posted 07-29-2003 07:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bryant99   Click Here to Email bryant99     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That kit 20 years or older. See them on ebay

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Merc Man
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From: NJ
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posted 08-14-2003 12:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Merc Man   Click Here to Email Merc Man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I believe that the old Otaki molds were acquired by both ARII and Doyusha, as I have a 1/12 scale 71 Mach 1 that is made by Otaki.It is identical to the Doyusha. I work in a big hobby distrib, and we sell both lines. The 1/24 ARII retails for about 30 dollars. The big Mach is well proportioned and well detailed but the engine and rear axle aren't acurately shaped. Hell, how many Japanese ever really got a good look at these cars back then except maybe in pictures.

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