Revell 1/24 ’66 Penske Racing Corvette
According to the history of this car on the instruction sheet, this was the first L88 Corvette off the production line. It was delivered to Penske in red, having been driven straight from the factory to his shop in Pennsylvania. It finished first in GT the following February, in the Daytona 24 hour race. Before it was raced at Sebring, in March, sponsor, Sunoco Oil requested it be painted in their trademark colors. It finished first again that 12 hour race.
It was powered by a 427 cu.in. Corvette engine.
Revell did a nice job of replicating this Penske race car. The decal decal sheet is fantastic. Make no mistake, this is a racing Corvette. There are no other options. I built it straight OOB, following the simple 13 step instruction sheet. It would make a good starting point for an automotive super detailer.
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