Made and released in 1997, this is a Mattel Hot Wheels " Legends to Life" Don "The Snake" Prudhomme Nitro Funny Car. It is a 1/24th scale, highly detailed 1970 Plymouth Cuda on an electronic base with a clear display cover with many automated features simulating the sights and sounds of a run down the 1/4 mile at Lions Dragstrip. It features a working Christmas tree, front suspension, lift up body, rotating rear wheels, a reving engine with a rotating blower belt and glowing header pipes that rock the car from side to side. It measures 11 inches wide, 6 inches high, and 9 inches deep. It all operates off of a digitally mastered cassette tape and control panel in the base by 4 "D" size alkaline batteries. Just push a button and track announcer Steve Evans comes on, the Snake's body lifts up, the engine fires, the body comes down, the car shakes and rocks, he does a burnout, the tree activates as he stages, then launches with a wheelie and a pass down the 1/4 mile. It also has an interview with "The Snake" and "The Mongoose" Tom McEwen. I'm the original owner of this and I displayed it for a very short time, then safely stored it away. It has probably been run thru the entire sequence about 20 times. Mint condition. Looks and operates like new. The box is excellent with the exception of a 1/2 inch tear in one end flap and a dinged corner. It comes with all the original packaging including all paperwork and body prop. These are becoming rare and a must for the hardcore Prudhomme fan. Insurance is required and included in the S&H price. Buyer adds $30.00 insured shipping and handling in the lower 48 U.S. ONLY. Payment to be made within 72 hours of auction end with PAYPAL ONLY. No combined shipping with this item. Questions welcome. Serious inquiries only. Please check out my other items, thanks.
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