It is announced as a unique piece of racing history… the latest effort from Real Art Replicas is 1:18 Sidchrome 1969 Ford Mustang – Jim Richards #12 car. This example is crafted in resin with sealed body design. We’re not totally impressed with the effort, and the sticker price is well above the average for resin, $199.95 US is the suggested retail. Only 500 units are scheduled to go into production.
About the Sidchrome 1969 Ford Mustang… “The Sidchrome Mustang is one of the most legendary Australian race cars of all time. It was built in New Zealand by Jim Richards and Murray Bunn to compete in the NZ Saloon Car Championship. In its debut season of racing, it won the NZ championship! In early 1975, Jim took it to Australia to race where he conquered many of Australia’s famous touring car drivers. With Jim’s victories and the car’s unique styling, the Sidchrome Mustang quickly became a well-known name in Australia. While the car was not the most technical or powerful, it was often a winner and carried a huge fan base that still exists today.”