So, I have this very interesting purchase that goes way way back in the mid-70s. Just to give you a brief story about this purchase, back in 1st grade, I had this Matchbox car. It was my favorite and I used to race it amongst my cousins. Hands down it was the fastest (branded as Superfast), never been beaten. I really loved that car but unfortunately I lost it through the years.
Fast forward 2014, a collector friend, Edmann, offered this item and when I saw it...BOOM!!! Hehehehe. :D
Without further adieu, here's my Matchbox Superfast Alfa (Romeo) Carabo Series No. 75 Made In England 1970 Lesney Products & Co. It is not a perfect sample, but for me, it is a beauty! Do you have a favorite car when you were a kid? ;)
Here's a brief history of the real car lifted from Wikipedia. :)
The Alfa Romeo Carabo is a concept car first shown at the 1968 Paris Motor Show. It was designed by Marcello Gandini, working for the Bertone design studio. Carabo name is derived of Carabidae ground beetle, as evoked by the car's iridescent green and orange coloring.
The prototype was built on the chassis of the Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale, a mid-engined V8. The Carabo engine made 230 bhp (172 kW; 233 PS) at 8800 rpm, which made it possible to achieve a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph).
The scissor doors later inspired the Lamborghini Countach.
A replica, built on a De Tomaso Pantera platform, was built by Sam Foose (father of Chip Foose) after he was unable to buy the concept from Bertone.
Thanks for lookin'. ;)