Russkit’s last days, or what could have been…

January 24th, 2012 · No Comments

A few years back while collecting for the LASCM, I ran across these, basically display prototypes devised by Ron “Von” Klein for the company’s “new products meeting”, and that never made production as things were beginning to unravel in those dark days of 1967.

Fortunately these models survived, and I was able to acquire them as they became available shortly before we lost Ron to illness. All are of course in the 1/24 scale. A few bodies can still be found as Ron distributed some to MESAC club members, especially the Porsche 907 Spyder.

Russkit Alfa 33 “Periscopo”, body by Ron “Von” Klein and prototype brass chassis:

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Russkit Elfin, the body itself had a very short run but the RTR or kit never came out:

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And better pics of the 1/24 scale PAM-Chevy:

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Another pair that were never issued (the 907 Spyder was distributed to a few MESAC members by Ron, but the production model was canned). The Bergspyder actually existed as a real car!

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Another that was unfortunately never issued: a Russkit Felday-BRM with brass chassis, seen here with the Elfin…

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