Some Jerobee/MRP new-old-stock kits

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Some Jerobee/MRP new-old-stock kits

Post by GoMachV » Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:06 am

a Facebook friend of mine showed me pics of a couple MRP kits he found at an old hobby shop that has, in his words, "been going out of business since 1975" lol. He was able to wade through garbage and dog poop soiled carpet to find them. He then told me he bought them, and they had three more. I made him go back for em :shock:
The most basic kit, the Challenger, still has the tissue on the body. It seems someone stole the motor at some point but the rest is there. The GE cells look perfect!
The next kit, the Cobra II, is complete and only supported minor damage to the body over its 39 years in storage (assuming the price list is correct it was a 1978 kit)
The final kit is my favorite, the Alfa. According to an interview with Don McKay there were only 500 made without radio. It's in amazing shape with again just very minor body damage and rotten fuel tubing.
I can't thank Dan enough for nabbing these for me!
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Re: Some Jerobee/MRP new-old-stock kits

Post by Dadio » Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:09 am

What an amazing find , thanks for sharing !
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Re: Some Jerobee/MRP new-old-stock kits

Post by RC10th » Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:51 am

Don't let hugger see this thread :lol:

Awesome score !! :shock:

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Post by scr8p » Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:24 am

Cool stuff! 8)

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Post by marty slater » Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:47 pm

LIKE where is that dam button
I remember a Christmas a few years back
trying to get one of these started out in the COLD garage

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Re: Some Jerobee/MRP new-old-stock kits

Post by matt1ptkn » Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:36 pm

Now that is a find! Very cool. Glad that they are now in a good home!

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Re: Some Jerobee/MRP new-old-stock kits

Post by jwscab » Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:59 pm

what an awesome snapshot of history right there!

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