So I'm only 6 months overdue for this car's review. Well, better late than never, right? Plus the LaLDie-cast Review: Reviews have been looking lonely without my name being mentioned, :). Oh yeah, endure the background. I actually, like it. Its like equivalent of a construction photo shoot, but it's in my kitchen.
Anyways, the 1:64 JL '69 Torino Talladega, is a gorgeous car. The Talladega was a special, more aerodynamic version of the Torino/Fairlane; made explicitly for stock car racing. I can share with you more information about the car, but I just want to point out a quote from wikipedia that is interesting:
The only option actually offered on the production vehicles was the color; choices were: Wimbledon White (286 built), Royal Maroon (258 built), or Presidential Blue (199 built).
Notice something off? Or perhaps...the lack of something? :) There is no stock yellow color! So why in the world would JL make a yellow Talladega? Let me quote you something from the Official Talladega registry:
For those of you who don't know...the yellow Talladega...was built specially for "Bunkie" Knudsen the then President of Ford Motor Company.
That's right, the yellow Talladega is a special one-off car! Pretty neat if you ask me! Of course, the same isn't true for the JL car, but it still is inspirational. To the review!
I love this side view. I've looked at this car from every angle. It does not look bad. I'm pretty sure it's impossible to make it look bad. Sort of like how you are in love someone, and they can't look bad? This is it. They may have snot draining from their nose, a lazy eye, but they are still beautiful in your eyes. Even with bedhead.
By golly, look at it's innards. Cover it up! NSFW! Man, is that engine compartment sexy! I love how they painted it black, and the engine itself is silver and blue. Gorgeous. Fun fact, it took me months (literally, months) until I accidentally discovered that the hood opened. One day I picked it up, and noticed I couldn't see to the other axle. They I played around with it, and finally opened it up!
I have no reason to show the other side, I really don't. I just wanted to share it because, dang, beautiful.
The all white interior is really impressive. It contrasts with the yellow body and black hood. And look at those wheels. Can you believe this is 1:64 scale? JL, you are impressive. May your detailed spirit go into your spiritual successor.
Man, this will sound vulgar, but that is a nice rear end! The curves are all in the right spots, accented in all the right areas, it is the definition of artistic beauty. And since this is 1:64, the Ford letters are really small. Yet they look so crisp! JL pays attention to the coolest details.
As always, JL has chunky tires. Not that I mind, :). It gives it a muscle car vibe.
In conclusion, GET THIS CAR! This is my favorite JL car that I own, hands down. The 'in your face' yellow, black hood, gorgeous body; it can easily be an impressive car in anyone's collection.
Oh yeah, thanks again TE71Xin!