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12 minutes ago, tekheavy said:

Some of my Pontiac Diecasts

 

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Very cool collection of Goats! :cool:  I always really liked the Judge, and your GeeTO Tiger! is pretty cool too!  A while back I used to own a 1965 GTO, 389 w/ 4spd. Red  w/black insides.  The guy I purchased it from had a whole trunk full of rare parts included in the sale!  Examples, like brand new chrome original exhaust splitters, rare rally one original steel wheels with the rare center caps, a complete set. I also picked up on the side, a 3x2 carb and intake w/ cleaners for it.   A while later I sold the car for $1,600, but I kept the trunk full of rare parts and sold them later because the young guy couldn't afford the extra parts.

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"MONGOOSE"   :peelout:

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3 hours ago, BIKEBOY said:

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Love the truck sets. :thumbsup:

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7 minutes ago, Mongoose said:

Very cool collection of Goats! :cool:  I always really liked the Judge, and your GeeTO Tiger! is pretty cool too!  A while back I used to own a 1965 GTO, 389 w/ 4spd. Red  w/black insides.  The guy I purchased it from had a whole trunk full of rare parts included in the sale!  Examples, like brand new chrome original exhaust splitters, rare rally one original steel wheels with the rare center caps, a complete set. I also picked up on the side, a 3x2 carb and intake w/ cleaners for it.   A while later I sold the car for $1,600, but I kept the trunk full of rare parts and sold them later because the young guy couldn't afford the extra parts.

Later,

"MONGOOSE"   :peelout:

Mongoose  Great story, sh$t how many cars have you owned?

Tek  Nice collection of G.T.O`s , love the mirror case display.:thumbsup:

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Yeah Tekker....agreed. Love the old Goats. I took a couple liberties with GM cars here. :cool:

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23 minutes ago, shelby001 said:

Love the truck sets. :thumbsup:

Thanks Jim!

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13 minutes ago, shelby001 said:

Mongoose  Great story, sh$t how many cars have you owned?

Tek  Nice collection of G.T.O`s , love the mirror case display.:thumbsup:

I haven't had as many as it may seem.  As a matter of fact I tend to get attached to my cars and sometimes I'm just not interested in selling them!  I currently have vehicles that I've had for 39 years (77 f-250 4x4), 30 years ( 64 Stingray),31years(87 Cougar 20th anniversary edition, bought new for the wife, and 19 years (99 Ford Eddie Bauer Edition bought new).  And I also have my 2008 Shelby GT.  I have in the past had a fair number of  Corvettes, and also some Mach 1 mustangs, 69 Camaro Z-28 that I would occasionally drag race.  And I've bought and sold a few Mustangs and Corvettes in the past among others!   But like I've said I tend to get attached to my vehicles !  :)

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On 3/29/2018 at 4:36 PM, Mustangcollector said:

Nice pieces for HL.  Did they have a red or blue version of the GT350R?

Hey. Mongoose nice collection of goats. Always loved the 64/65 hardtop models. When I first moved to Atlanta in 1980  I bought a 64 GTO hardtop burgundy black int. $1450. No really. It had a replacement 400 tri power set up. Back in high school that was the car to have. Sold it to a college buddy for $1950 and he still has it today.. Your Diecast collection is very interesting. I like the fact you have owned and enjoyed all the cool cars from Detroit. Are the GTO models GMP ?  I can’t keep up with all the cool stuff out there . Got to get me a 64 GTO diecast.  

Later ....  Never a dull moment. 

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1 hour ago, BIKEBOY said:

Yeah Tekker....agreed. Love the old Goats. I took a couple liberties with GM cars here. :cool:

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Chris..... Man that Boss on the back of that custom flatbed is unique and I’ve never seen that before..wouldn’t you love to have that combination to haul your boss around. I know I would. That truck looks a lot like a old steelcraft metal toy truck from the 40’s with a chopped top. I know it’s not but is very similar. 

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33 minutes ago, mach 1 1970 said:

Chris..... Man that Boss on the back of that custom flatbed is unique and I’ve never seen that before..wouldn’t you love to have that combination to haul your boss around. I know I would. That truck looks a lot like a old steelcraft metal toy truck from the 30’ with a chopped top. 

Thanks Mike. I just mix and match the trucks and cars for the photo ops. Just for the color match. 

That’s a Maisto 1/24 BOSS on the back of the old hot rod truck. I bought the truck at Target a couple years ago. I think it’s a Big Time Muscle? 

I’ve seen it there in flat black too.  

 

All of my die casts are boxed up right now (between moves). All of my Hot Wheels are in totes. In my old garage before we sold the place after Cozmo died, I didn’t have a single inch of wall that wasn’t covered in Hot Wheels OR  classic auto signage. 

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3 hours ago, mach 1 1970 said:

Hey. Mongoose nice collection of goats. Always loved the 64/65 hardtop models. When I first moved to Atlanta in 1980  I bought a 64 GTO hardtop burgundy black int. $1450. No really. It had a replacement 400 tri power set up. Back in high school that was the car to have. Sold it to a college buddy for $1950 and he still has it today.. Your Diecast collection is very interesting. I like the fact you have owned and enjoyed all the cool cars from Detroit. Are the GTO models GMP ?  I can’t keep up with all the cool stuff out there . Got to get me a 64 GTO diecast.  

Later ....  Never a dull moment. 

Hey, Mike:  FYI  That nice collection of diecast goats that your talking about in this post aren't mine!  Them goats belong to tekheavy not me but I wouldn't mind owning them!  :cool:  

Later!

"MONGOOSE"  :peelout:

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22 hours ago, tekheavy said:

Some of my Pontiac Diecasts

 

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Love those goats. Especially the 65 and the 66 Gee TO Tiger .......cool 

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Getting your license @ age 16 and living in Detroit the 66 GeeTO tiger was really cool ..... Jim Wagners child.   . Royal Pontiac dealership produced some of the hot set ups back in the day . The 64 GTO bobcat treatment  ( conversion took 5 hours in the service bay ) was another example . They ruled Woodward ave and some times you ran across a Pontiac engineer behind the wheel on the weekends. Ford was kind of late to the show on Woodward . They finally  got some help from Tasca Ford late in 68 . The rest is history when the CJ was born.

In 1970 my older sister was dating a Ford engineer that would come over in his 1970 Boss 302 with a ram air setup. She would tell me to get lost after I was going over the car with him. Neat growing up in Detroit .

 

The second picture below is a Dave Snyder print of a used car lot full of bobcats in Royal oak Michigan. Suburb of Detroit two blocks from Woodward ave. . 3rd picture a 1964 bobcat  GTO .....if you look real close you will see the bobcat decal on the rear side roof panel. Also a sunstar 1:18 GTO not a very good diecast though 

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Mach 1 1970 - I love when you can link a diecast to something real world...your GeeTO built by Ace Williams Royal Pontiac and the print of the dealership is awesome...especially if you grew up seeing that.

Here’s a real world link of some diecasts with historical racing video in “Carroll Shelby Goes Racing with Ford.”  You can see the some of the exact cars in the video itself if you have the 16 minutes to sit down and watch it (its worth it if you haven’t already seen it).  In my pics, that’s a 1:64 Econline Van by M2 Machines, a 1:18 Daytona Coupe by Exoto, and a 1:43 Ford GT40 by Spark to match some cars in the video. 

Keep watching the video and you’ll be sure to find cars from your own collection!

 

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5 hours ago, mach 1 1970 said:

Getting your license @ age 16 and living in Detroit the 66 GeeTO tiger was really cool ..... Jim Wagners child.   . Royal Pontiac dealership produced some of the hot set ups back in the day . The 64 GTO bobcat treatment  ( conversion took 5 hours in the service bay ) was another example . They ruled Woodward ave and some times you ran across a Pontiac engineer behind the wheel on the weekends. Ford was kind of late to the show on Woodward . They finally  got some help from Tasca Ford late in 68 . The rest is history when the CJ was born.

In 1970 my older sister was dating a Ford engineer that would come over in his 1970 Boss 302 with a ram air setup. She would tell me to get lost after I was going over the car with him. Neat growing up in Detroit .

 

The second picture below is a Dave Snyder print of a used car lot full of bobcats in Royal oak Michigan. Suburb of Detroit two blocks from Woodward ave. . 3rd picture a 1964 bobcat  GTO and a sun star 1:18 GTO 

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That second picture with the 68 Verdoro Green GTO sitting out front of the dealership is very similar to my 68 GTO sitting in my garage right now. Thanks for posting. :thumbsup:

 

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Kind of sad to see the Royal Pontiac car, they're building a hotel where the dealership was.

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Too; mach 1 1970  and Mustangcollector:  First, Mike, very cool stories about living in Detroit and all that cruising going on.  Then 1968, and here comes Ford's 428 Cobra Jet (King of the Road)!  I owned a 69 Mach 1, 428 Cobra Jet Ram Air, and it was one Hell-of-a- Torque Monster!   Hey Mike, You should of told your older sister to go back in the house because you guys were talking car stuff! LOL   Also very cool Dave Synder print!

Mustangcollector:  That (Awesome) Shelby and Ford video was some of the best 16 minutes that I've ever spent watching something  that I really enjoyed and have never seen before!   Thank you !:clapping:  

To; jguyer,  It's now up to the younger generation to try and preserve and learn about all the cool automotive history and about all the great past "Legends", like Carroll Shelby and Dan Gurney among many others!  Things are a changing, and some Icons have already gone! Like,Pontiac,Mercury and also Oldsmobile among others.  I used to work at a Lincoln-Mercury dealership in the past, and now that's gone too! Now where it once stood, sits a Hobby Lobby store. Times are changing and us Baby Boomers will not be around forever to keep an eye on you younger guys! LOL

Later!

"MONGOOSE"

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On 4/3/2018 at 9:50 PM, BIKEBOY said:

Thanks Mike. I just mix and match the trucks and cars for the photo ops. Just for the color match. 

That’s a Maisto 1/24 BOSS on the back of the old hot rod truck. I bought the truck at Target a couple years ago. I think it’s a Big Time Muscle? 

I’ve seen it there in flat black too.  

 

All of my die casts are boxed up right now (between moves). All of my Hot Wheels are in totes. In my old garage before we sold the place after Cozmo died, I didn’t have a single inch of wall that wasn’t covered in Hot Wheels OR  classic auto signage. 

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On 4/3/2018 at 8:33 PM, Mongoose said:

I haven't had as many as it may seem.  As a matter of fact I tend to get attached to my cars and sometimes I'm just not interested in selling them!  I currently have vehicles that I've had for 39 years (77 f-250 4x4), 30 years ( 64 Stingray),31years(87 Cougar 20th anniversary edition, bought new for the wife, and 19 years (99 Ford Eddie Bauer Edition bought new).  And I also have my 2008 Shelby GT.  I have in the past had a fair number of  Corvettes, and also some Mach 1 mustangs, 69 Camaro Z-28 that I would occasionally drag race.  And I've bought and sold a few Mustangs and Corvettes in the past among others!   But like I've said I tend to get attached to my vehicles !  :)

Sounds like quite a collection to me. 

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Mustang collector....thanks for the video and had a good time watching it. I wonder how much Carroll enjoyed driving that cobra in a suit ?  Heck he almost hit a mechanic driving it so fast into the hanger. But seriously I really enjoyed  the video. That was really cool how you showed your diecast cars to the historic video and pictures ..really cool !  No computers in the pits back then only a stop watch. Sure miss the big guy Carroll Shelby. Must have been fun working with that group of racers. My wife and I have been going to the Daytona and Sebring since 1973. I also took my dad there in 1973 since he loved racing.  Still go to Daytona 24 today and have a ball. My dad used to work in the dynamometer room at the Ford engineering building back in the 60’s. He would come home and tell me the engines they hooked up ( just the engines and test run them for hours ) . From the Indy 500 ( coyote ford Because of A.J. Foyt ...I think ) rear engine to the ford GT MK IV  427 monster. Never a dull moment growing up in Detroit. At the time didn't  realize I was in the middle of some history being made with Ford’s “total performance concept”. Hell A.J. Foyt won the Indy in 1967 with Ford power. NASCAR had Andretti winning with fairlanes and of course the Shelby American Team on both continents winning. That’s why I bleed Ford blue today ...heck Ford helped send 4 of us kids through college. Ok enough. More diecast a SGT and the car that put Ford on the map over in Europe. The 1966 Ford GT40 MK II #2  winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Making total performance concept a reality for Ford . 

IMO one of the best 1:10 scale mass produced diecast that Exoto made on the planet  ? .... go back and look at the video if you haven’t seen it on page 15 . Hope you enjoy the unbelievable detail of this 17” model.

Even the toggle switches move up and down and yes those are leather straps holding down the spare. 

Black and silver my favorite color combinations and the 07 SGT doesn’t disappoint either. The car not the model.

 

 

 

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3 hours ago, mach 1 1970 said:

Ok enough. More diecast a SGT and the car that put Ford on the map over in Europe. The 1966 Ford GT40 MK II #2  winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Making total performance concept a reality for Ford . 

IMO one of the best 1:10 scale mass produced diecast that Exoto made on the planet  ? .... go back and look at the video if you haven’t seen it. Yes I like it  ? 

In the video it looked like Pete Brock was giving the racing course to a bunch of Ford executives sitting in the audience. Kind of formal and a bit stiff  don't yah think . I'm sure the gang gave him a big smile and a laugh or two .Then Carroll told them to stop talking and get back on the track. I'm sure he said it that nice !  It reminded  me of  the Ozzie and Harriet show. Great video and probably their first.

I have several 1:12 cars but no 1:10 scale.  I'd love to have one of those Exoto 1:10 GT40s but holy heck the cost on those has skyrocketed!  I don't think I've seen one of those under $1200-$1600 in years.  I think they retailed for $500 when they originally came out?  I spend WAY too much money on diecast but I can't get that much in the budget right now.  Soooo...I'll live vicariously through yours.  ;)  Take the wheels and hood off and show us more picture of the brakes and plumbing on that awesome piece.

 

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Mustangcollector. .... I got lucky several years ago and made an offer on eBay and got that Exoto 1:10 ford GT 40 MK IV for $650 + shipping. Funny story.... The seller and I though it was missing the bottom leather strap that holds the spare tire in. There are three. I even called exoto but they had no leather straps. Just recently when I was taking pictures I turned the car upside down and the strap fell out. So after all these years the strap reappears and I glued It back in place. Mint in the box now. Yes they have sky rocketed in price since then. 

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5 minutes ago, Mustangcollector said:

I have several 1:12 cars but no 1:10 scale.  I'd love to have one of those Exoto 1:10 GT40s but holy heck the cost on those has skyrocketed!  I don't think I've seen one of those under $1200-$1600 in years.  I think they retailed for $500 when they originally came out?  I spend WAY too much money on diecast but I can't get that much in the budget right now.  Soooo...I'll live vicariously through yours.  ;)  Take the wheels and hood off and show us more picture of the brakes and plumbing on that awesome piece.

 

Actually, if I remember right I think the 1/10th Exoto GT-40 retailed when it first came out for about $998.!  I wanted one too, but that's alot more money than I was willing to pay for it ,and I know the better-half wouldn't understand!   So, then I went and bought the 1/12 GMP No.2, GT-40 and I'm very happy with it! But , I do think the Exoto 1/10 GT-40 is still one of the best, and if one came available for the right price, I just might be interested.:cool:    P.S.  Don't tell my wife, because I'm suppose to be down-sizing!

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"MONGOOSE"  :peelout:

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On 4/5/2018 at 1:59 PM, Mustangcollector said:

I have several 1:12 cars but no 1:10 scale.  I'd love to have one of those Exoto 1:10 GT40s but holy heck the cost on those has skyrocketed!  I don't think I've seen one of those under $1200-$1600 in years.  I think they retailed for $500 when they originally came out?  I spend WAY too much money on diecast but I can't get that much in the budget right now.  Soooo...I'll live vicariously through yours.  ;)  Take the wheels and hood off and show us more picture of the brakes and plumbing on that awesome piece.

 

I have big clumsy hands and I'm scared to take that car out of the cabinet it's got so many delicate parts. I found these photos on the review of this masterpiece. Hope you enjoy . There is also a video on page 15 which is very detailed. Worth the watch.

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4 hours ago, mach 1 1970 said:

Mustang collector....thanks for the video and had a good time watching it. That was really cool how you showed your diecast cars to the historic video and pictures ..really cool !  No computers in the pits back then only a stop watch. Sure miss the big guy Carroll Shelby. Must have been fun working with that group of racers. My wife and I have been going to the Daytona and Sebring since 1973. I also took my dad there in 1973 since he loved racing.  Still go to Daytona 24 today and have a ball. My dad used to work in the dynamometer room at the Ford engineering building back in the 60’s. He would come home and tell me the engines they hooked up ( just the engines and test run them for hours ) . From the Indy 500 ( coyote ford Because of A.J. Foyt ...I think ) rear engine to the ford GT MK IV  427 monster. Never a dull moment growing up in Detroit. At the time didn't  realize I was in the middle of some history being made with Ford’s “total performance concept”. Hell A.J. Foyt won the Indy in 1967 with Ford power. NASCAR had Andretti winning with fairlanes and of course the Shelby American Team on both continents winning. That’s why I bleed Ford blue today ...heck Ford helped send 4 kids through college. Ok enough. More diecast a SGT and the car that put Ford on the map over in Europe. The 1966 Ford GT40 MK II #2  winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Making total performance concept a reality for Ford . 

IMO one of the best 1:10 scale mass produced diecast that Exoto made on the planet  ? .... go back and look at the video if you haven’t seen it. Yes I like it  ? 

In the video it looked like Pete Brock was giving the racing course to a bunch of Ford executives sitting in the audience. Kind of formal and a bit stiff  don't yah think . I'm sure the gang gave him a big smile and a laugh or two .Then Carroll told them to stop talking and get back on the track. I'm sure he said it that nice !  It reminded  me of  the Ozzie and Harriet show. Great video and probably their first. When Carroll drove the cobra into the hanger he almost hit a mechanic. 

 

 

 

 

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Hey Mike;  That sounds really cool that your Dad was working for Ford, and that he got to fool around with all those awesome engines!  And, yes, Ford was a hell-of-a-powerhouse in the 60's with their GT-40s,Cobras, Shelbys,Fairlanes,etc.  And yes, your 1/10th Exoto GT-40 is still one of the best out there!   I thought you were going to pick-up a 1/10th GMP or ?   No.1, red GT-40.    P.S.  I just can't help myself, I'm sorry but I have to ask being you said that you bleed Ford blue!  I suppose you wear Ford blue underwear too! LOL  :lol:    Just kidding Mike!:)

Later!

"MONGOOSE"

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Mongoose u are one funny guy.    .....I do want to pick up the new GMP Ford GT 1:12 MK IV in July when they release it for the second time. $599.  It's the red number 1 car. My 3 year old  grandson has  blue underwear but they won't fit me. Haha......plus it has trains on them. I'll send you the info if you want a pair. Im sure you have heard about Thomas the train.

Ok 70 outside going for a ride. Man this overdrive gear Is nice on the new 10 speed auto for 2018  

Just messing with ya  that’s kph  

 

 

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I'd just like to chime in and say how much I'm enjoying seeing everyones collections. You certainly can't have everythign, but these are some serious pieces, and show just how much everyone enjoys the hobby and paying tribute (and paying and paying) to the cars we all love. Thanks for sharing, guys.

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Mike: you too are one funny guy!  If I want anything Thomas the Train I'll borrow it from my 4 year old grandson!  And you know what!  It's 32 degrees and I'm staying inside and we just had 11inches of that nasty white stuff, and it just doesn't want to go away!  Hey Mike, is that the tach in your 2018 Mustang GT ?  If I'm looking at it right, is the redline 7.5 to 8 grand because I think that's pretty cool!  Also,please tell me you didn't equip that nice GT with a slush-box did you? LOL:lol:   Later!   Have to post some pics now!  One cool yellow Hot Rod, two Dodge Vipers, different years, a display case of various hot rods including a red Shelby GT-350 and a cool little black Cobra!  And last, but not least, a very cool customized Hot Wheels Streamliner bus!:cool:    Hope you enjoy!   "MONGOOSE".  :peelout: 

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28 minutes ago, falcongtho3 said:

I'd just like to chime in and say how much I'm enjoying seeing everyones collections. You certainly can't have everythign, but these are some serious pieces, and show just how much everyone enjoys the hobby and paying tribute (and paying and paying) to the cars we all love. Thanks for sharing, guys.

Thanks for your nice post!  I think I can say that all of us posters enjoy posting pictures for all  the members to enjoy and that we all also enjoy talking about all the cool stories that go with these collections. :)  It can become addicting at times, but it's always fun!   

Later!

"MONGOOSE"   :peelout:

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Hey Mongoose no way auto and second BURR !  that’s cold and snow . ( but that 10 speed Is something at the drag strip.) But a 6 speed GT with 373 gears the tach would be around 4500 at 132 mph. So I had to make it believable. So 10 speed auto worked.  Ya I'm overthinking this so called joke. I figured you would appreciate Thomas the train though .. These diecast models have really sparked some cool old memories. Look forward to many more.. That green Art Deco bus is really unusual to say the least. The yellow ford from American graffiti is cool but top less. 

Yeah the red line on the 18 mustang GT is 7500  and with another 150 miles I can't wait to spend some time there. Got to have a diecast of what I drive even if it is a 2015. But it’s got the PP1 option with the black wheels .

Later. Mike. 

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