Scott Lempert tells us the inspiration for this build came from a 1/8-scale Monogram engine kit that was given to him by a friend. The ‘50s-era 312 Y-block motor had the option for a wild direct crank-driven Potvin supercharger, but fitting it in a hot rod would mean an extended frame chassis, so Scott scratch-built one using ½-inch square tubing that he “Z”’d at the back over its SCX10 rear axle to lower the 5-window coupe to the proper stance and installed Traxxas shocks on rocker arms to keep them low-profile. That 5-window body is resin-cast, covered in a matte satin finish. Front wheels are narrowed HPI 5-spokes wrapped in Tamiya King Hauler tires, while the backs are standard 1/8-scale slicks. Castle supplies the power system and the cool bomber seats in the interior are by Exclusive RC.
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