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Beatnik Bandit
Another Creation by Ed "Big Daddy" Roth

  • Original year: 1963
  • Company: Revell
  • Scale: 1/25
  • Designer: Ed Roth

The second in the famous series of Ed "Big Daddy" Roth's show cars, Beatnik Bandit has also been known as the "Fiberglass Wonder." following the Outlaw's successful introduction to the show car circuit, Ed Roth set out to continue to improve the breed of custom show cars. Molds for the body were formed from 2000 lbs. of plaster. The body's construction consumed 42 yeards of fiberglass cloth, 50 gallons of resin, and endless hours of sanding and polishing. The Beatnik Bandit was powered by a full-chromed blown Oldsmobile engine. An ingenious Roth-designed interior control stick operated the steering, braking acceleration and transmission.

Click image above to see a close-up

Dave's comments:

This is the 1994 reissue. Compare this to the Beatnik Bandit II which Roth brought back in 1996.



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