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Experimental Roadster

  • Original year: 1963
  • Company: AMT
  • Scale: 1/25
  • Designer: Steve Swaja

The XR-6 represents a bold step forward in the field of hot rodding. LeRoi "Tex" Smith of the Hot Rod Magazine staff, in his collaboration with a dedicated group of automotive specialists, has produced an updated version of the classic "street rod". No mere display curiosity, XR-6 is completely drivable and features independent suspension, a full-race Weber-carbureted Lancer slant six engine under its sleek hood, and a fully instrumented and finely detailed cockpit. Working around a '27 Ford "T" roadster body, talented designed Steve Swaja evolved the ground-hugging body which retains the lean, function feel of transitional street roadsters. On its first public showing, the XR-6 began what promises to be a long and successful automotive life by winning the Oakland National Roadster Show's award, "World's Most Beautiful Roadster!"

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Dave's comments:

Quite a snazzy custom for its time, this model comes with the additional '27 tub.



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