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  • Racing Champions 1931 Cadillac 355A Fleetwood Convertible Coupe

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    This model serves as another example to demonstrate how convoluted the history of a tooling / model can be. Originally this model was created by Racing Champions. The white example was sold as Route 66, a short lived series exclusive to the now defunct Kmart. The L.A. Lakers promo was sold (at the stadium) as Racing Champions. Then after RC/Ertl bought out Playing Mantis and acquired Johnny Lightning, this model gravitated to that brand and several issues on the RC2 red cards (and I think one or two after Tomica bought the lot). So this casting has been around the block a few times.
    The image file limits have been reset. Upper limits now are 100,000 when we have some images that exceed 5,000,000. I've set the pixels for no more than 1000 across the longest side, so if you resize to that all should be well. (The limits are larger than what I typically use, and my images turn out just fine, so I know it shouldn't be a problem)

    Thank you for your understanding.

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    LOVE this one......I have these 2 on JL red cards..........

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    Scotty "Mustang (+Matchbox) Mad Man!"

    RIP.....Pop.....David Blase Garascia 9-17-35 12-3-20.

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    • #3
      Racing Champions Mint Edition #239
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      • #4
        I thought there was a black one as well...
        The image file limits have been reset. Upper limits now are 100,000 when we have some images that exceed 5,000,000. I've set the pixels for no more than 1000 across the longest side, so if you resize to that all should be well. (The limits are larger than what I typically use, and my images turn out just fine, so I know it shouldn't be a problem)

        Thank you for your understanding.

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        • #5
          I have a few of these too. I remember having the RC brand at first and later scoring the same car in a Johnny package. That is when I realized Johnny was reissuing many of the old RC models. A very cool old time ride!!!

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          • #6
            What's the scale accuracy like?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by 6A13TT99 View Post
              What's the scale accuracy like?
              1931 Cadillac 355 Eight technical and mechanical specifications (conceptcarz.com)

              I'll leave it to you to sort out. I can say this model is too large for a typical jammer slot, I have mine separated into one of the smaller flat storage boxes, which in general indicates either larger scale or, in the case of Cadillac which were always large cars until recently, cars too large at scale to properly fit the 3 inch slot.

              Edit, Wyatt's site has it listed at 61.7
              Last edited by jt3; 02-15-2021, 11:01 AM.
              The image file limits have been reset. Upper limits now are 100,000 when we have some images that exceed 5,000,000. I've set the pixels for no more than 1000 across the longest side, so if you resize to that all should be well. (The limits are larger than what I typically use, and my images turn out just fine, so I know it shouldn't be a problem)

              Thank you for your understanding.

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