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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 03-17-2017, 03:36 PM Thread Starter
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Arrow Lesneys in 1:1 Form

Here's a fun idea that might give this forum a kick in the pants.

Show us your favorite/any Lesney in 1:1 imagery.

Practically born with a Fiat #56 in my hand.

Recently seeing a 1:1 pic gave me a whole new appreciation for it's tidy yet somehow sexy form.


Soak in the beautiful Italian countryside in this gorgeous black 1500.

Check the clear park lens. Must be an earlier car than the white one.



The grill is much bigger here, and the rubber tips on the bumper guard tells me this car is most likely 1970 or newer.

Note that the park lights have changed again.
Ain't this color dreamy? Looks like a blue spruce on wheels.

On to the rear. Sensible yet stylish.


A very handsome Estate model was also available to those lucky Continental dwellers.
[img]pick to come[/img]

Can't imagine letting this jewel rot.
Ghia had there hand in making a few 1500 under their pen.


Dude...no fricken way!
Love the white bumpers!

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Good idea, Lum.
Even as a kid, I always thought the Opel Diplomat looked like a Chevy (I know GM was involved with Opel)



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Cool idea for a thread!

I always liked the Lincoln Continental... Something about those suicide doors ...



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Even as a kid, I always thought the Opel Diplomat looked like a Chevy (I know GM was involved with Opel)
I thought the same thing as a kid too.
Later I found out it's based on a shortened Chevelle on a uni-body platform!

Stuff like the windshield and many inner body stampings are probably the same.

Sweet Lincoln Eric!
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There are 2 C3 type Chevrolette Corvettes, but since mine is white - I will match it to 39F with the T Tops off.

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#42 Studebaker Wagonaire - tastey color.


The business end was very versatile and some were used as camera cars like the Corgi Junior example.

This fleet belonged to UPI, United Press International.
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The #8 Mustang with the steering lever is another favorite.



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# 55 Ford Galaxie

(and a bonus 69 charger!)



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Wink Full Flaps!!!

Does Eric know about this one or is he a naughty Charger lover???

'68 Charger III concept. The #52 Lesney was/is the real deal.

Those flaps are "air brakes". Not sure about their effectiveness.

Ain't she some purdy?!!



Steering pod flips up when roof goes up.

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lol Dave yeah I knew about that one ... Although Im still naughty ...

Always liked the # 20 Impala Taxi too



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Charger II was way cool too. You've probably seen the recreation of it.

The Lesney is a '64 hardtop(no B post), you got a '65...close enough!
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The Lesney is a '64 hardtop(no B post), you got a '65...close enough!

Close is not good enough Thanks for the correction!

#41 1968 Charger



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At the request of Will Bill. I believe the MB Dodge was a KING or super?
Dodge CN truck and trailer by Dick Copello, on Flickr
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