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ataschner
09-10-2012, 10:17 AM
Hello guys. I found this 1/32 kit and was wondering if this truck has already been produced for real. I tried Google but without success.

Does anybody know about it or have good pictures of it?
Or maybe it was just a phantom model that this plastic company has decided to launch at that time?

Any thoughts are welcome.
http://images16.fotki.com/v258/photos/8/1720258/9294833/Porschetransporter-vi.jpg

lovegt40
09-10-2012, 11:05 AM
Sure, its a Ford C serie Lorry.

One of the (many) lovely medium american truck:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2784/4102855957_85059d19e5.jpg

nugundam93
09-10-2012, 11:30 AM
gave up on searching too. the closest i've seen does not have a detached back part.

lovegt40
09-10-2012, 12:19 PM
probably the real one was little different. maybe as this one done in scale by exoto:

http://www.diecast.org/data/sac_cars/exo00014_4.jpg

http://www.carmodel.net/itemsPhotosEncrypter.php?0-30137_3.jpg

even if real ones were those ones:
http://images.forum-auto.com/mesimages/514674/rntr.jpg

This was(probably) the trucks used aroudn europe. I've been a truck driver for a racing company. They used to change similar trucks quite often so maybe also the one of your model could be existed,I think for american races.

icon_modeler
09-10-2012, 09:22 PM
I do not think any of the Ford based transporters are real. I think those are someones imagination. The fact that no photographic evedence has been found to support them actually ever existing backs this up. The Mercedes Benz transporter pictured above is the only transporter used by the factory from 1968 to 1989. One day when I get a little more motivation I plan to scratch build one of these in 1/24th scale based on the chassis of the Revell London Bus that was released last year. I would also like to do a version of the transporter in 1/12th scale. Here is a link to the reference I have collected.

http://s601.photobucket.com/albums/tt97/dtcollins/Porsche%20Transporter/

In this picture & the picture at the bottom you can see that there was actually two of these transporters used by the factory.

http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt97/dtcollins/Porsche%20Transporter/1978_04_lemans_005.jpg

One of them is now owned by Bremos Porsche in Florida

http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt97/dtcollins/Porsche%20Transporter/IMG_1108.jpg

http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt97/dtcollins/Porsche%20Transporter/RennsportIII003-vi.jpg

zhong
09-10-2012, 09:31 PM
old kit and special car

ataschner
09-11-2012, 12:59 PM
Thanks guys for all information.

Im starting to believe this Ford transporter truck has never existed.
It is very odd that a search on google did not bring any information besides the miniature from Exoto.

Im intended to contact Exoto asking about its model. Any chances to get a truly answer? I mean…if they made a model based on a hypothetic version, will they say “yes, we made a model that does not exist” ??? LOL

In another hand, if this truck has a 1:1 counterparty, maybe Exoto could help a lot if they have some research material and be able to share if us.

But again, I'm tending to believe that the only trucks that Porsche have used as racing support were from Mercedes Benz (very strange, considering that they were from one of your most rival brands, isnt it?). LOL

Anyway, thank you guys and especially to Icon Modeler for the great gallery! ;-)

Ettore
09-12-2012, 09:41 AM
There is an excellent discussion thread about transporters on the Autosport.com site. Link:http://forums.autosport.com/index.php?showtopic=63980

p9o1r1sche
09-12-2012, 08:21 PM
Don't know a lot about it, but the Mercedes transporter Porsche used from 1968 to 1989 is now owned by Brumos Porsche.

http://brumos.porschedealer.com/BRUMOS--at-Rennsport-III-Reuniting-Racing-and-Remembering/3260/news.php

It was at the Rennsport Reunion in Daytona, where I got pictures of it.

p9o1r1sche
09-12-2012, 08:23 PM
They also mention a Ford Louisville transporter that Brumos used, named 'Nellie Bellie'.

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