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First Look: Scalextric 1:32 1970 Chevrolet Camaro Z28

By Nick Bullock
Published: February 28, 2012
Stock No.: C3219


Hornby America

Target consumer:
American muscle car collectors and 1:35 racers

First Impression:
Racing during the golden era of the Sports Car Club of America’s Trans-Am series, the No. 48 car was one of the last of three Camaros built by GM engineers Dick Hoffman and Dave Horchler (No. 48 because “D” is the fourth letter in the alphabet and “H” is the eighth).

The model closely resembles the historic car, right down to the rare Motor Wheel “Spider” wheels. There are only a few front-end variations from the original car. And the paint scheme — considered progressive for the time — is dead-on.

The 2-wheel-drive slot car features Magnatraction with two magnet positions; a rear-mounted, 18,000 rpm side-winder motor; and a quick-change braid plate. It is also Digital Plug Ready and weighs in at just 82 grams.

Why you should stock it:
A historical complement to any Trans-Am collection, this 1970 Camaro should catch the eye of muscle car enthusiasts.

After all, the No. 48 car ran in four Trans-Am races in 1972, finishing as high as fifth.