Monday, July 8, 2013

#301 SCALEXTRIC – PORSCHE 935 (Ref. 4067, 4071, 4081) (1983, 1984, 1987)


This entry will deal with a Scalextric car that has been made in many different versions during many years: the Porsche 935.

In the year 1981, Scalextric brings a new idea to their products. Until that year, all car models were released in different colours, but (except very few exceptions) with the same decoration (the racing number may vary). Since 1981, and starting with the Ford Fiesta and the Renault 5, there are additional decorations (stickers) on cars.

This way, with almost no additional costs, they could make an older model more attractive to collectors and children, since changing the colour of the casts, plus the sticker that were applied, can make a car look very different from the original one. This is the case here, as we can see in the pictures.



Porsche 935 "Martini" from 1983 (Ref. 4067)





The Porsche 935 was released in 7 different colours using 6 different sets of decals.

1983 - Ref. 4067
“Martini” in white
“Martini” in light blue
“Jägermeister” in dark red
“Jägermeister” in orange

1984 – Ref. 4071
“Vaillant” in pastel green

1987 – Ref. 4081
“Interscope” in black
“Meccarillos” in red

Porsche 935 "Vaillant" from 1984 (ref. 4071)




The first model designed carried “Martini Racing” decals and represented the 935/78 Porsche, nicknamed “Moby Dick”, because its frontal resembles a whale. This model was based in the 935/77, nicknamed “Baby”.

The car participated in many competitions between 1976 to 1981, including the 24 hours from Le Mans or Daytona, the 12 hours from Sebring, the 1000 Km from Nürburgring or IMSA, World and Germany championships. Further decorations of the toy represented real cars from these competitions.

Back to the toy, the weak points of this car are the exhaust pipes (chromed part) screwed to the chassis. They break easily. Otherwise, the model is quite robust and lacks of mirrors.


Porsche 935 "Interscope" from 1987 (Ref 4081)



FACTS AND FIGURES
  • Name: PORSCHE 935 “MARTINI”, “VAILLANT” and “INTERSCOPE” (Ref. 4067, 4071 and 4081)
  • Scale: 1:32
  • Year: 1983, 1984, 1987
  • Company: Scalextric Exin (Spain)
  • Size: approx. 15 cm

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