Plymouth Barracuda Trans Am (Swede Savage) - 1:18 Scale Diecast Model Car
The story of David Earl "Swede" Savage, Jr. is one of unfulfilled promise, a brilliant future cut down by tragedy. A prodigy in multiple forms of motorsport, Swede Savage rose quickly from obscurity to the top ranks of American racing, scoring strong finishes across a spectrum of series ranging from Grand National to Can Am to USAC Champ Cars. Affable and engaging, Savage became a favorite of teams, sponsors and fans alike, and was one of America's most popular sports figures in the early 1970s. However, following a horrifying crash in the 1973 Indianapolis 500, Savage succumbed to medical complications and died at age 26, leaving behind a young family and legions brokenhearted fans who could only wonder how much more he could have achieved.
One enduring image from Swede Savage's all-too-brief racing career was that of his #42 Plymouth Barracuda Trans Am, which he drove for the entire 1970 season for Dan Gurney's All-American Racers. Though the 'Cudas suffered from poor reliability, Savage took second at Road America that season, and scored top-five finishes at Laguna Seca, Donnybrooke and Riverside. The iconic Swede Savage Barracuda Trans Am is now available in a highly accurate 1:18-scale diecast replica by Acme Trading Company. Engine and cockpit details are superb, as is the 'Cuda's instantly recognizable AAR livery. The Acme Swede Savage Barracuda is a fitting tribute to one of America's great racing legends, a man who was gone much too soon.
SPECIFICATIONS: 1:18 scale (approximately ten inches in length). Diecast metal body, features opening hood, doors and trunk lid. Poseable steering.
PERFECT FOR: Trans Am racing historians. Mopar fanatics. Those who remember the brilliant but too short career of Swede Savage.