Shelby Series 1

By: Revell

Item no: 07039

Price: £29.99

Web: www.revell.de/en

Revell has a well-earned reputation for 1/24 and 1/25 scale auto kits, and its Shelby Series 1 is typical. There are seven styrene runners (including one for the glazing), four vinyl tyres and a separate body shell, which between them offer sufficient detail to please most modellers, yet provides an ideal canvas for super-detailers. It can be built solely as a left-hand-drive open-topped roadster, and offers a well-appointed ‘interior’, but this leads onto a common auto-kit conundrum; items such as foot pedals are supplied, yet seatbelts are omitted (despite it being a legal requirement for real cars in most countries). The complex engine and transmission is the undoubted highlight, and it’s a shame most will be hidden on the underside, as kit options are limited to just an open/closed bonnet. Generously, 11 European and US registration plates are provided, along with blue and red trim for the car centreline.

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