Welcome back to Fantasy Friday, where I try to convince you why a fantasy casting is worth your attention, and maybe adding to your collection. As with the previous installment, the reasoning on this week’s model is simple: because racecar.

The Solaire CX-4 is a Larry Wood casting that debuted in 1984. It was slightly retooled in 1989 to open up the back wing. This particular example appears to be from 1995. I recently acquired it in an eBay hawl with a lot of other HW livery cars.

According to the HW wiki, the casting is loosely based on the Aston Martin/Nimrod NRA/C2 Group C GT racer which raced in the early 80's.

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This example, although loose is basically mint.

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It does suffer from an unfortunate tampo smear, but such is life. This picture also shows the somewhat inexplicable bowtie featured on this deco. I have no real explanation for why somebody thought it needed to be Chevy branded.

And last, a shot of that sweet sweet V12.

Although we haven’t seen a release since 2009, this casting has been released often, so examples are not hard to find, should you be inclined to pick one up (which you should). I think it would make a great Redline model.