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“Legends” 1971 “Garlits”
Dodge Charger
1:18 | $89.99


Gary Bolger was the hotfoot of choice for drag team owner Bud Richter, who put the talented Illinoisan behind the wheel of several of his cars- “Tension,” “Tension II,” and “Gold Digger” among them. When the legendary “Big Daddy” Don Garlits dealt Richter and company in on a deal that allowed the team to use his name on a funny car, it was Bolger – not Garlits – who piloted the 480 V8 Hemi-powered flopper in match races. That being said, Auto World’s 1:18 model of the ’71 Charger-bodied funny is a great follow-up piece for collectors who are gathering up the maker’s “Legends of the Quarter Mile” series. It’s the most simply decorated car in the group (therefore, the most menac- ing) with flawless black paint, tamped and clear-coated decos, and a highly detailed metal and plastic hybrid frame with a giant blown Chrysler slung between its rails. The castings are sharp, and the paint and finish are exceptionally clean; those decos match archive photos exactly, and the removable composite body shell makes displaying all of the plumbed and wired details easy. “Big” may never have stomped this one, but Garlits fans won’t be able to resist. — Joe Kelly Jr. autoworldstore.com

Updated: July 22, 2014 — 5:06 PM

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