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Carrera Bill Thomas Cheetah BTM Cheetah Racecar No. 58' Digital Slot Car (1/24) (fs) Rare
Carrera Bill Thomas Cheetah BTM Cheetah Racecar No. 58' Digital Slot Car (1/24) (fs) Rare
 
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Carrera Bill Thomas Cheetah BTM Cheetah Racecar No. 58' Digital Slot Car (1/24) (fs) Rare

The Bill Thomas Cheetah was designed and engineered entirely with American components, and built from 1963 to 1966 by Chevrolet performance-tuner Bill Thomas. He developed the car as a competitor to Carroll Shelby's Cobra. The Cheetah was to debut at the 1963 Los Angeles Times Grand Prix but crashed in practice two days before with Don Horvath at the wheel. The Cheetah's aluminium body was replaced by a fibreglass one. Its first event was at the Cal-Club, Riverside International Raceway event on February 1, 1964. It crashed at the end of the first lap with Jerry Titus at the wheel. A water hose came off, spraying water under the rear wheels causing the car to skid off the track at the turn. Titus raced the car throughout the 1964 season. He was a vocal advocate of the Cheetah as a contributing journalist for Sports Car Graphic magazine. In 1965, Jerry Entin became the car's owner (race car number 58) and he raced it with some success.

This #58 Bill Thomas Cheetah BTM is the limited edition production from Carrera.
Features
  • Realistic acceleration and braking behavior
  • Adjustable Magnatraction positions
  • Front and Rear Lights
  • Polarity switch to change directions
  • High-quality original detailing
  • Car can be raced as analog or digital

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