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    Posted 4 years ago

    fortapache
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    The Miracle Mile aka Wilshire in LA would be a good place to be driving a Lotus Europa. It was a trendy part of LA before that was a thing (to use the current vernacular).
    This was an exciting find as it was only released for 6 months in 1969. And it was found in a brick and motor store and not online. Plus it was filled with die cast cars including Hot Wheels red lines. Anyway Superfast was released in the second half of 1969 in a reaction to Hot Wheels. This is model that worked well as a Superfast. The 8 Wheel Crane not so much.
    The real thing was rather small with a mid engine design. There was a tiny sliver of a rear window and I have heard of someone hooking up a video camera to use for backing up. This was long before the rear view camera became available in cars, a feature I really like. I would also like side view cameras to avoid that annoying blind spot when changing lanes.

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    1. McCoyNelson McCoyNelson, 4 years ago
      fortapache do you have the redlines?
    2. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you very much McCoyNelson. I didn't buy any there but I have about 60 redlines.
    3. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you
      Newfld
      nutsabotas6
      jscott0363
      mikelv85
      TheGateKeeper
      Brunswick
      betweenthelens
      McCoyNelson
    4. McCoyNelson McCoyNelson, 4 years ago
      if you don't have them all posted, we would be delighted to see the rest!
    5. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Will get to work on that McCoyNelson. That should keep me busy for 50 posts or so.
    6. elanski elanski, 4 years ago
      One of the ugliest rear ends of any car. Good find though
    7. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you very much elanski despite the rear end.
    8. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you
      iggy
      racer4four
      vetraio50
      Mmiller_32
      AnnaB
      mikelv85
      officialfuel
      elanski
      EJW-54
      Hum
    9. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      Thank you
      SEAN68
      buckethead

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