Big things with little cars
Big things with little cars

Miura's are so pedestrian. That's why I ordered a Jota!

Actually, this is another case of "that's such a cool model, but why have I rarely heard about it? It looks like a Miura, but isn't exactly."

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So I'm still learning about this fabulous car. Personally, I think it has some really cool design features in addition to the classic beauty of the Miura. Also I can get a decent Miura from Matchbox. So I decided to buy the Kyosho Jota. I love the color and the model is fantastic!

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Notice those rivets all over?
". . . aluminum sheet skin was riveted over the chassis, forming an aluminum semi-monocoque shell." –rmauctions

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Interestingly, this Jota is held together with rivets, not screws. I'm a little sad about that since I'd like to detail the interior a little bit. Also, the front left section of the base, including the driver's side skirt isn't completely tight against the body. If it were screwed together I think I could fix that. Perhaps one day I'll muster the courage to drill it apart, if it really bothers me enough.

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Here it is getting loaded up with some of its younger brethren. The Jota is the most beautiful of them all, and the real head-turner in this group.

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My Jota was actually a victim of the labor strike at the docks in California, I think. It arrived a week and a half past the latest projected delivery date. I was so happy when my wife called me yesterday to tell me it had arrived! I'd already gotten a refund from the seller, so I had to transfer the money back to him. I purchased it for $14, shipped.

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As you can see this M2 Hauler will be put to good use. I love how the dark gray works so well showing off all kinds of cars!

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Here is some information and some glorious pictures of a Miura SVJ for your enjoyment and education:

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Oh, what do you think of that animated gif I created?

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