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ACME Mondello Matsubara Striped Altered Dragster Limited Edition

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ACME (#A1800815) 1/18 Scale

Mondello & Matsubara Striped Altered Dragster
Limited Edition - 996 pcs

Features Include:
• Removable Body
• Posable Steering
• Real Rubber Tires
• Detailed Interior
• Plumbed and Wired Blown Engine
• Real Cloth Parachute Bag and Rope
• Real Cloth Seatbelts

Back in the mid 1960's the two biggest names known around the drag racing community were Mondello & Matsubara. After the two teamed up in 1965 the drag world was never the same. They set numerous records and built one heck of a reputation to boot! They ran two very succesful fiats with smaller powerplants and in early 1969, Matsubara ordered another car; this time from a company named Exhibition Engineering. This Topolino helped further to immortalise the efforts of M&M. With it's wild paint job and blown 472 Chevrolet poerplant, it was a force to be reckoned with on the track. M&M set the national record for AA Fuel Altereds with a 7.24 ET and 213 mph pass at the U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis in 1969, and won runner-up in Competition Eliminator. To put that amazing performance into perspective, the low ET for Funny Cars at that event was 7.22! M&M certainly carved thier names in the history books with runs like that.

Not for KidsImportant
Adult collectible designed for use by persons 14 years of age and older.
ACME logo Made By: ACME
Item Number: A1800815
Scale: 1/18
MSRP: $139.99
First arrived: 11/25/2022
Added to catalog: 11/16/2021
Recommended Age: 14 and up

Customer Reviews

Freddie - WyomingReview Date: 7/7/2023 9:33:37 PMOverall Rating
Experience Level: High Purchased for: Personal Collection
5
Another fine ACME replica & as usual precision detailing!


Michael - TexasReview Date: 12/17/2022 11:42:23 AMOverall Rating
Experience Level: Average Purchased for: Personal Collection
2
The car I received looked great at first glance, but went downhill under examination. First, the body doesn't sit right on the car, resting on the rear tires. I could live with that, just displaying the body to the side- except that the steering shaft is bent way off to one side, instead of somewhere close to center. Finally, the parachute pack consist of something similar to black tape wound around into shape. It is mounted crooked on the roll cage, and the tape is unwinding in a sticky mess. I have a few other ACME cars, and I'm very happy with them. I am disappointed with this one, especially considering the price.



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