This was the first 1/43 model ever produced of Craig Breedlove's first jet car as it appeared in 1963 when, at 407.45 MPH, he set the fist of many Land Speed Records that made of him the legend he is today. The first jet vehicle to set a LSR, at the time its case gave birth to some controversy and several published record lists still have this record as "unofficial". Let me take this opportunity to state that this is just not true: because his vehicle only had three wheels, the record could not be sanctioned by the FIA (Féderation Internationale de l'Automobile), which caters for vehicles with 4 wheels or more. It was instead sanctioned by an equally "official", international and representative body, the FIM (Fédération Internationale Motocicliste), so it is for all intents and purposes as "official" as any other record!
This model is still regarded by experts as one of the best models of a LSR vehicle of all time. It was introduced in 1989 and was produced in the full set 300 numbered pieces.
Like most other Ugo Fadini models, it was offered with a wooden plinth, not visible in the picture. The real car is on permanent display at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, Ill.
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