1940 Gasser "Hemi Hurricane" Orange Limited Edition To 500 Pieces Worldwide 1/18 Diecast Model Car By Acme

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  • Brand new 1/18 scale diecast car model of 1940 Gasser "Hemi Hurricane" Orange Limited Edition to 500 pieces Worldwide die cast model car by ACME.
  • Brand new box.
  • Real rubber tires.
  • Has opening doors.
  • Has removable hood.
  • Has steerable wheels.
  • Detailed undercarriage.
  • Officially licensed product.
  • Plumbed and wired engine.
  • Made of diecast with some plastic parts.
  • Manufacturer's original unopened packaging.
  • Detailed interior, exterior, engine compartment.
  • Dimensions approximately L-9, W-4, H-3.5 inches.
  • Moonshine and racing. They went hand-in-hand in the early days of motorsports, with Junior Johnson being perhaps one of the more famous moonshiners, thanks to the numerous NASCAR publications that make mention of his storied past. However, not all retired bootleggers turned to ovals for a speed fix when their whisky hauling days came to a close.
  • Among them is Lamar "Bunky" Bobo. His choice of a side occupation was shut down thanks to Georgia's State Revenuers' laws. In the meantime, a 1940 Willy's coupe had been purchased by Frank Groves, a local drag racer, in 1964, for $225. The goal was to turn the Willys into an A/gasser for use at the local quarter-mile. Low on funds, the project stalled with no running gear for the coupe. It wasn't long before a deal was struck between the two men, and they resumed the drag project as partners. By the time the Hemi Hurricane Willys was completed, NASCAR Drag Racing was big in the South, the biggest event being the Winter Nationals at Daytona: NASCAR did sanction drag racing in the mid to late 1960s, along with other organizations such as Standard 1320, NADS, UDRA, and IHRA--all of which ran under the same rules as NHRA or AHRA, or a combination of the two. During the 1966 Winter Nationals, Bunky won his class in the Willys, but blew the engine during the final run. The team low on funds, Frank left the team and the car behind. Bunky returned for the 1967 running, surpassing the A/G class by winning the competition eliminator in a single run.
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4 lbs
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8" x 7" x 15"
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This product is shipped from our supplier's warehouse in Los Angeles, CA, United States
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This product is brand new and includes the manufacturer's warranty, so you can buy with confidence.
A 25% handling charge is levied against all authorized returns except those due to our error. Unauthorized returns are subject to a 40% handling charge. Damages & defects must be reported to us within 14 days.
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