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Tijuana Taxi
Hot Haluer From South of the Border-Ole'

  • Original year: 1969
  • Company: Monogram
  • Scale: 1/24
  • Designer: Tom Daniel

EET EES ONREAL! Would you believe Tijuana Taxi? Ole' In Tijuana, South of the border, gringo car designer Tom Daniel spotted an antique taxi, the makings of a real, unreal show car. He took the ornate Spanish frame, added a new read end with dual shocks and coil springs and ornate radius rods. A hot "Big Poncho" engine with dual quad Weber carbs, groovy headers and lots of chrome completed the chassis. He painted the antique body hot orange and restored the 1st class interior, 3rd class fender seats and top-mounted 2nd class seat and chicken coop. Tom got it on its feet with a set of Goodyear slicks, and wide boots up front, all mounted on deep dish spider wheels. It's the Tijuana Taxi, Ole'

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Dave's comments:

Another one of my very favorites as a kid. Incredible box art. This is the 1969 original kit. I also have a sealed kit that is probably a '70. Although the dates are both 1969 on these kits, the Monogram-Mattel logo on the sealed kit (right) is the giveaway that's it's not an original '69. A more reserved taxi can be viewed at the Paris Taxi Meter Cheater page.

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